Sandblasting in Los Angeles
Burbank Steel Treating Inc. is a leading metal heat treatment facility in Los Angeles. We have been in the business since 1969 and are very proud of all that we have achieved. We have collected an impressive list of well-known clients who have come to us again and again for their metal treatment needs. This is no small feat in an industry as competitive as ours.
How have we been able be so successful? First and foremost, it is due to producing excellent work at a reasonable price (the foundation for any good company). The other reason for our success is that we never stop learning. The field of metal treatment is constantly changing and adapting to new technology and advancements in methodology. We make sure that we stay informed of these changes and adapt to the potential demands of our future clients. Our staff goes to workshops, conferences and seminars regularly so that we can provide the services that our customers need.
What is sandblasting?
Sandblasting is a technology that quickly cleans metals that have corrosion, paint or other surface particles that a company wishes to have removed. It can be thought of as a very intense sanding process. Instead of the aggregate or ‘sand’ being applied to a surface, hardened and then used as an abrasive to scour a surface, it is shot at high speed against the surface.
This is performed inside a chamber so that the abrasive compound can be recycled and reused. The result is quick and precise, leaving the piece, or pieces, smooth and ready for the next phase. Our clients can have old pieces cleaned for use by our sandblasting service, or incorporate it into part of our other treatment packages.
Why use Sandblasting?
The sandblasting process may be used to prepare some type of metal surface for adhesion, bonding, insert molding, painting or other coating operations or for a specific texture, for example a matte finish instead of a smooth, shiny appearance. You can also always reach out to Burbank Steel Treating Inc. about our sandblasting services to remove burrs or edge profiling on machined components. We also remove rust, scale or paint from fabricated components.
When you get a piece of metal or equipment sandblasted by a member of Burbank Steel Treating Inc.’s expert staff, it will rough up the surface of the material we are supplied, causing the surface area to expand and, in fact, create a slightly larger diameter in the treated areas as compared the surrounding area. This characteristic of sandblasting makes the ability to precisely target a metal part’s specific treatment areas vital to achieving the desired surface modifications.
It is important to sandblast metal as it is the most effective way of smoothing out or getting rid of any imperfections. At Burbank Steel Treating Inc., we pride ourselves on being able to provide the people of Los Angeles with the best sandblasting services thanks to our ability to offer two different types of processing. They are:
Air-driven sandblasting. Compressed air from a portable or trailer-mounted compressor is blown through a sand pot connected to the air hose, thus releasing sand onto the surface. This process is best suited for metal surfaces. After we provide metal surfaces with air-driven sandblasting, we apply a coat of finish to avoid any water intrusion.
Water-driven. Though we specialize in the treating metals, we can help you with decorative brick and concrete surfaces. A 4,000 psi trailer-mounted power washer releases a combination of water and sand onto the surface. The sand is injected into the water from a five gallon bucket connected by a hose and attached to the tip of the power washer. This process cools the surface to which it is applied.
The Dangers of Sandblasting Yourself
If you are the type of person that likes to take all handy work matters into your own hands, please take our professional advice and draw the line at sandblasting. Sandblasting must be a carefully controlled process as there all kinds of dangers involved if you haven’t been properly trained to do it or are lacking all the necessary equipment. Inhaling dust for an extended period during this process can be harmful to your lungs and could even result in the development of silicosis. It has also been known to irritate eyes and skin.
So, rather than put yourself in danger, leave your sandblasting needs to the professionals at Burbank Steel Treating Inc. Our team is well-versed in all the procedures and has received the proper training to sandblast safely. The Burbank Steel Treating Inc. team is equipped with a tool bag that includes critical pieces of safety gear. Our team’s experience is their biggest asset, so call (818) 842-0975 today and let us know how we can help.
Industries We Serve
If it is made of metal then we can almost certainly help. We have worked with companies situated in:
- Military applications
- Aerospace technology
- Automotive engineering
- Electronic manufacturing
- Medical equipment
- …and more
We can test the metal you will use for a product or perform services like nitriding, aging, straightening and carburization, to name only a few. Whether you are in one of the industries mentioned above or an entrepreneur in another field, we are here to assist you. Our technicians can help solve specialized heat treating problems. Our trucks are on the road daily for those who require either local pick up or delivery, minimizing the wait time of our clients. If you are further away, we use distribution companies such as Fed Ex, UPS or another of your choosing.
Sandblasting is only one of the services we offer our Los Angeles customers. If you are interested in enlisting the help of a professional metal treatment facility specializing in heat treating, then give us a call or send us an email. We will gladly help you with any questions you may have. After an initial conversation come see our facility so we can show you the full array of possibilities we offer. We look forward to hearing from you and providing the solutions you have been looking for.