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a. A blast of air or steam carrying sand at high velocity to etch glass or to clean stone or metal surfaces.
b. A machine used to apply such a blast.
2. A strong wind carrying sand along.
tr.v. sand·blast·ed, sand·blast·ing, sand·blasts
To apply a sandblast to (a building, for example).

sand′blast′er n.
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(Mechanical Engineering) the act or process of using a sandblast to clean, grind, or decorate a surface
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Once the bead blasting is done, carefully peel the tape and touch the blasted edges as little as possible.
My experience with cold bluing indicates bead blasting and heating makes the bluing solution take very well, especially with barrels.
The parts were finished by bead blasting and hand finishing.
MDI offers complete in-house finishing systems, i.e: Anodizing, Passivation, Laser Marking, Bead Blasting, Electro Polishing, Heat Treating as well as Validated Implant Cleaning.
I did not go beyond using the 320-grit abrasive, as that was quite adequate to prepare the surface for bead blasting and bluing.
The surfaces of this printed part can be improved with post-processing, such as sanding, polishing, bead blasting or vapor smoothing.
The full range of services includes anodising and coloured Anodising, metal polishing and finishing, and andodising pre-treatment and bead blasting. All of these are performed by a team of skilled and highly competent technicians to ensure the best possible quality.
Our customer was currently bead blasting to remove staining from the annealing operation used when drawing the part.
With vibratory finishing, unlike bead blasting, no operator is involved once the machine has been loaded and switched on so the operator can undertake other tasks.
The flats on the frame and slide are square and true, and the bead blasting on the rest of the frame and the top of the slide is the perfect complement.
Abstract: This survey was carried out to the end of experimenting a new technological process for preparing precast steel products for steel drawing, respectively bead blasting. The objects of study were circular steel bars and rectangular steel platbands, cold drawn, for which the hardness [HV.sub.02] was determined.