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Monday, October 7, 2013

Blasting 6061 Aluminum

The picture above shows the results of abrasive blasting of an aluminum part. This picture shows in clear detail the differences between three different blasting media. From left to right, the media used are as follows:

#5 Glass Bead - a bright, peened finish
80 Mesh Aluminum Oxide Grit - lightly etched, matte finish
#13 Fine Glass Bead  - very smooth, matte surface finish


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