Improving the Surface Finish of Gun Components

Author:  The Shot Peener Staff
Source:  The Shot Peener magazine, Vol 33, Issue 2, Spring 2019
Doc ID:  2019024
Year of Publication:  2019
Market : Firearms Application: Abrasive blast cleaning of gun components to prepare surface for coating application. The Challenge : A major defense manufacturer in the firearms industry needed the ability to improve the surface finish of gun components prior to final finishing. The parts being processed had minor surface imperfections such as scratches and grinding marks. The manufacturer had tried both outsourcing the abrasive blasting to a job shop as well as hand blasting in-house to prepare the surface for coating. In either case, however, they encountered problems with the consistency of the finish. This, in turn, was affecting the overall quality of the end product. As a result, they were looking for a solution that would result in a consistently high quality finish every time.

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