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Man sandblasting a stone wall
Man sandblasting a stone wall
Device used for adding sand to the compressed air (top of which is a sieve for adding the sand)
Device used for adding sand to the compressed air (top of which is a sieve for adding the sand)
Diesel powered compressor used as an air supply for sandbasting
Diesel powered compressor used as an air supply for sandbasting

Sandblasting or bead blasting[1] is a generic term for the process of smoothing, shaping and cleaning a hard surface by forcing solid particles across that surface at high speeds; the effect is similar to that of using sandpaper, but provides a more even finish with no problems at corners or crannies. Sandblasting can occur naturally, usually as a result of the particle blown by the wind causing eolian erosion, or artificially, using compressed air. An artificial sandblasting process was patented by Benjamin Chew Tilghman on October 18, 1870. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1164x1756, 292 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Sandblasting Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1164x1756, 292 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Sandblasting Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1362x1452, 524 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Sandblasting Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1362x1452, 524 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Sandblasting Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1785x1122, 477 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Sandblasting Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1785x1122, 477 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Sandblasting Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create... Look up Generic in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... sheets of sandpaper Sandpaper is a form of paper where an abrasive material has been fixed to its surface; it is part of the coated abrasives family of abrasive products. ... Wind is the roughly horizontal movement of air (as opposed to an air current) caused by uneven heating of the Earths surface. ... Eolian (or aeolian) processes pertain to the activity of the winds. ... Severe soil erosion in a wheat field near Washington State University, USA. Erosion is the displacement of solids (soil, mud, rock and other particles) by the agents of wind, water or ice, by downward or down-slope movement in response to gravity or by living organisms (in the case of... Compressed air is used to refer to: Pneumatics, the use of pressurized gases to do work, as used in the Air car Breathing gas, often used in scuba diving, also to inflate buoyancy devices Compressed air can also be used for cooling using a vortex tube. ... A patent is a set of exclusive rights granted by a state to a person for a fixed period of time in exchange for the regulated, public disclosure of certain details of a device, method, process or composition of matter (substance) (known as an invention) which is new, inventive, and... Benjamin Chew Tilghman was born in Philadelphia on October 26, 1821, the third child of Benjamin and Anne Marie (McMurtie) His father was descended from Richard Tilghman. ... October 18 is the 291st day of the year (292nd in leap years). ... 1870 (MDCCCLXX) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ...


Historically, the material used for artificial sandblasting was sand that had been sieved to a uniform size. The silica dust produced in the sandblasting process caused silicosis after sustained inhalation of dust. Sandblasting may now only be performed in a controlled environment using ventilation, protective clothing and breathing air supply (as it is shown in the top image). Patterns in the sand Sand is an example of a class of materials called granular matter. ... The chemical compound silicon dioxide, also known as silica, is the oxide of silicon, chemical formula SiO2. ... Pneumoconiosis, also known as miners lung, is a lung condition caused by the inhalation of dust, characterized by formation of nodular fibrotic changes in lungs. ...


Other materials for sandblasting have been developed to be used instead of sand; for example, steel grit, steel shots, copper slag, glass beads (bead blasting), metal pellets, dry ice, garnet, powdered abrasives of various grades, powdered slag, and even ground coconut shells or corncobs have been used for specific applications and produce distinct surface finishes. Man sandblasting a stone wall Device used for adding sand to the compressed air (top of which is a sieve for adding the sand) Diesel powered compressor used as an air supply for sandbasting Sandblasting or bead blasting[1] is a generic term for the process of smoothing, shaping and... Dry ice is a genericized trademark for solid (frozen) carbon dioxide. ... An abrasive is a usually rough object that is used to smooth another through extensive rubbing. ... Binomial name Cocos nucifera L. The Coconut Palm (Cocos nucifera) is a member of the Family Arecaceae (palm family). ... Binomial name Zea mays L. Maize (Zea mays ssp. ...


Notes

  1. ^ While bead blasting is technically a different process, many industrial employees use the two interchangeably

See also

  • PABlaster A low-pressure sandblasting process patented by Robert A. Cummings Jr, on December 15, 1986 that provides adjustment of both media and air consumption making it safer for industry and the home-hobbyist as it can be built on a large or small scale.

seen on: http://www.PABlaster.com A pressure washer is a mechanical device that uses high-pressure water to clean robust surfaces such as buildings, vehicles and concrete road surfaces. ... A patent is a set of exclusive rights granted by a state to a person for a fixed period of time in exchange for the regulated, public disclosure of certain details of a device, method, process or composition of matter (substance) (known as an invention) which is new, inventive, and... December 15 is the 349th day of the year (350th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


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