|Industries||Aerospace,Aluminium Extrusion,Composites,Nuclear,Wire & Cable,Additive Manufacturing,Medical|
|Applications||Component cleaning,Deburring,Die cleaning,Nuclear decontamination,Scale removal airframe|
VAPORMATT - Worlds Leading Wet Blasting Company.
Established in 1978 we have continually developed high end wet blasting technology by providing quality equipment and services to high value niche markets. With a strong focus on the process and process control, Vapormatt has been able to develop the wet blasting technologies over several decades, with the high level of experience and investment in research, development and people.
Our wet blasting solutions offer consistent and repeatable results, and are used by a number of large multinational customers in the advanced manufacturing and engineering industries across the globe.
Vapormatt also holds a large number of patents for significant areas of process control, blast slurry conditioning, media filtration and blast gun systems.
For industries requiring some of the best available solutions for wet blasting, Vapormatt is often regarded as a leader, setting benchmarks for others to follow. The wet blast process by Vapormatt is valued for the control and repeatability of processing it offers users.
By mixing an abrasive (solid) with water, a slurry is created with compressed air giving an effective mechanical surface treatment for a number of applications.
With several process parameters available, the wet abrasive blasting process is far more controllable than alternative technologies and has several advantages from the addition of water to the process.
Key benefits that often make wet blasting a better solution include:
Reduced running costs : By adding water to the process, it gives users more control of the abrasive impact on the work pieces. Adjusting both water and air pressure can also reduce the abrasive media consumption, and by having the abrasive cushioned in water , it increases the life of critical wear items such as hoses and nozzles. This reduces time and money spent on maintenance when compared to other blasting processes.
Increased levels of cleanliness : Due to the simulatenous ability of the slurry to both change the surface profile and wash away any contaminants makes wet blasted components highly reactive after processing. By removing the top layer of scale, oxides, paints or material and then washing over this gives the nascent surface an extremley clean finish within one process step.
Improved component finishing : The ability to work with additives, such as degreasing agents or inhibitors, can improve the usefulness of wet blasting machines by combining process steps. The water eliminates any static build up and increases the media flow over the work pieces, which improves the uniformity of the process to give more homogenous finishes.
Increased process control and repeatability : With many industries increasing the requirements for quality and process monitoring, wet blasting offers in-depth control to its users. With some of the largest numbers of available parameters among mechanical surface treatments, it becomes possible to measure and control almost every variable in the process.
Environmentally friendly : All aspects of the process are environmentally friendly, making wet blasting an attractive alternative to many surface treatments. The use of water improves the operator environment by eliminating any dust or the need for large and expensive filtration systems.