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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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It provides insulation, refractory linings, painting, grit blasting and scaffolding services to the local power sector.Country: Hong KongSector: Business and Consumer Services, Construction/Real EstateTarget: Hong Kong Fuji Technology Co LtdBuyer: Cape plc Deal size in USD: 7.5m
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One of the metal treatments, grit blasting, with or without the use of primer, stands out in providing higher original bond strength than all other metal treatments.
Available bonded to stainless steel or nitinol wire, they are manufactured using a proprietary grit blasting process to enhance their bonding surface and prevent flaking.
Dymax SpeedMask UV provides surface protection from contamination caused by acids, alkalines, plating solutions and ambient debris from air plasma spray, HVOF, grinding, peening and grit blasting used during surface treatment processing.
The system can protect surfaces from contamination caused by acids, plating solutions, and ambient debris from air plasma spray, HVOF, grinding, peening, and grit blasting used during surface treatment.
To obtain good adhesion, the substrate must be pre-treated by grit blasting, grinding, milling, turning, or a combination of these techniques.