ABRASIVE BLASTING: Abrasive blasting works by placing a part
in a blast cabinet and bombarding the part surface with an abrasive media propelled by
compressed air at high velocity. Abrasive blasting removes surface contamination such as
rust or paint and is often used to prepare the part surface for painting or other
NATIONAL HEAT TREAT has two abrasive blasting options – steel shot and
aluminum oxide. Steel shot is a non-cutting abrasive producing a polished appearance while
aluminum oxide is a more aggressive cutting abrasive yielding a matte finish. Our technical
experts can help you decide which option is best for your application.