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"This is a formal thank you for the excellent support you provided us this year. As you remember, we installed a new machine (not yours) that was both late in getting here and initially didn't do a good job. You immediately went into action, expanding your plant, installing more systems and hiring more people. Our customers never knew we had a problem. Now the machine is working better; You're providing some tough-to-get spare parts for it. Well done!"

BJ Keller
Taylor-Wharton Cylinders

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Abrasive Blast Cleaning

Abrasive Blasting Equipment

Blast finishing offers the flexibility to remove many different types of surface imperfections, including burrs, rust, scales, paint removal and more. Finishing Systems stocks a vast inventory of many different types of abrasive blasting media for use in the pressure blasting and wheel blasting processes. We offer our blast cleaning services to companies all over the country and are located in York, PA.

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Glass Beads


For Cleaning, Finishing, Peening and Deburring Applications

  • Environmentally Safe
  • Chemically inert; no ferrous or other residues
  • Contains No Free Silica
  • Economical - May be reused / recycled several times
  • Provides a uniquely matte, bright, surface finish
  • Samples Available
  • Cleans quickly and efficiently without significant metal removal
  • Imparts a controlled, clean finish on a variety of metals.

Steel Shot & Grit


For Surface Preparation, Stone Cutting, and Shot Peening Applications

  • Removal of surface contaminants
  • Surface Preparation providing a surface profile (etch, matte, finish or anchor pattern)
  • Economical and recycled several times

Finishing Systems is proud to distribute Metaltec Steel Abrasive Company and their premium BAINITE Steel Shot. BAINITE's low carbon cast steel shot blasts the competition away. Stocked in York our steel shot and grit is available in a range of sizes. Steel shot is spherical in shape and comes in a variety of sizes and hardness levels. Steel grit is formed by crushing steel abrasive to produce sharp angular edges.

Metaltec is the only American manufacturer to succeed in producing a unique bainite microstructure abrasives that meet SAE specifications for low carbon cast steel shot. Repeatedly, comparative testing has shown BAINITE shot wears better and lasts longer than martensitic cast steel shot.

Today, Metaltec's Bainite shot is revolutionizing blast cleaning and peening processes in plants throughout North America and Finishing Systems is proud to be an authorized representative.

Aluminum Oxide & Silicon Carbide


  • Abrasive Blasting
  • Grinding
  • Lapping
  • Deburring
  • Tumbling
  • Refractories
  • Buffing Compounds
  • Etching
  • Non-Slip Surfaces
  • Fluidized Beds
  • Plasma Spray

Aluminum oxide and silicon carbide are primarily used in pressure blasting applications where heavier cutting is required. Screened and sized to meet industry standards this brasive blasting media is also economical, making it a preferred choice for general industrial operations.

Aluminum Oxide presents an excellent cost/benefit relationship due to the blending of a tough sintered bauxite with an equally tough fused Brown Aluminum Oxide. Aluminum Oxide has no free iron or free silica and offers a largely dust free operation.

Starblast®


Starblast, a product of DuPont's Titanium Technology product lines, is a blasting abrasive characterized by a loose blend of uniformly sized coarse and fine staurolite sands comprised of clean and rounded surfaces. This uniform sizing results in a more consistent blasting pattern. Available in a variety of grades: Starblast™, Starblast™ XL, and Starblast™ Ultra.

It is a general purpose staurolite abrasive used in steel fabrication and bridge maintenance to remove rust, mill scale, and weathered coatings.

Plastics


Plastic abrasive blasting offers a less harsh alternative when working with softer materials that are more susceptible to damage. Thus, plastics are often the choice for applications such as paint removal, deflashing and screw and mold cleaning where metal removal is prohibited and limited.

Walnut Shells & Corn Cobs


As with plastics, walnut shells and corn cobs are used when a softer material is required. As naturally occurring abrasives they are also viewed as a more environmentally-friendly alternative to other types of abrasive blasting media. Cobs may also be used in the drying process during mass finishing. Walnut shell is a more angular shell abrasive offering a slightly more aggressive blasting operation while metal loss is a consideration.

Mass Finishing Supplies


Finishing Systems is also your source for a wide range of mass finishing supplies, including preformed porcelain media and plastics. We also distribute steel burnishing media in a range of shapes and sizes. Additionally, we carry Duralum® XM 'Coloring' Abrasive, a sintered ceramic tumbling nugget with exceptional properties.

If you're interested in any of the above please feel free to contact us below:


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Testimonial

"This is a formal thank you for the excellent support you provided us this year. As you remember, we installed a new machine (not yours) that was both late in getting here and initially didn't do a good job. You immediately went into action, expanding your plant, installing more systems and hiring more people. Our customers never knew we had a problem. Now the machine is working better; You're providing some tough-to-get spare parts for it. Well done!"

BJ Keller
Taylor-Wharton Cylinders

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