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"Finishing Systems has been a pleasure to work with. From the first day that Doug and I sat down with Dean Keener to discuss the potential of a new partnership it has been wonderful. We were given a tour and introduced to the staff of Finishing Systems… including everyone from the Keener family, along with Gary Shearer, Rich Brady and the list goes on. We at Industrial Piping Systems, Inc. take pride in finding suppliers that partner with us so that we can exceed the expectations of our customer and Finishing Systems has exceeded our expectations. Thank you for making it so easy. Sincerely,"

Doug Hilbert
Industrial Piping Systems, Inc.

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Steel Shot & Grit

While many types of abrasive media are made using “softer” materials such as plastic, glass beads and even organic materials such as corn cobs and walnut shells, certain blasting processes call for more rugged, durable media that can handle heavy-duty surface preparation and finishing tasks. In particular, shot and steel grit abrasives will provide the extra strength and durability that is needed for the most difficult abrasive blasting challenges.

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Look no further than Finishing Systems for a complete line of safe and effective steel abrasives, including steel shot and grit. We offer the best steel shot and steel grit solutions for companies in industries such as auto manufacturing, metallurgy, construction and petrochemical manufacturing. Both available in a wide range of sizes and hardness levels. Allow us an opportunity to assist you with the proper steel shot/grit selection for your application and to use it in the most efficient and cost-effective manner.

Steel Shot Blasting Media

A steel shot abrasive consists of small, spherical pellet-type projectiles that are often made from carbon steel. Steel shot is widely used in various sheet peening and polishing applications and typically provides a smoother, more polished surface than many other types of blasting media. Another key steel shot blasting media benefit is its very high recyclability – because it can be over and over again, steel shot helps to minimize blasting media costs. Additionally, steel shot abrasive material produces a low amount of dust during the blasting process, which results in a more environmentally friendly worksite and reduces the amount of time spent on post-blasting cleanup.

Shot is ideal for the deburring, and peening of stampings and fabrications. Its characteristics are perfect for removing corrosion from the surfaces of machinery and equipment. Cast steel shot is commonly used in the deflashing of aluminum die castings; and can eliminate release agent build-up on molds.

We Feature Steel Shot Blasting Media from Metaltec

Finishing Systems is proud to offer steel shot abrasives from Metaltec Steel Abrasive Co. Headquartered in Canton, MI, Metaltec features a state-of-the-art melting operation that is light years ahead of what competing companies have to offer. Metaltec steel shot and other abrasive media are used widely in operations ranging from automotive manufacturing and shipbuilding to drum reconditioning and farm implementation manufacturing.

Our Metaltec line of Cast Steel Shot from is manufactured to SAE J2175 specification and is available in sizes ranging from 
S-780 through S-70.

Steel Shot Abrasive Featuring a Revolutionary Bainite Microstructure

Our Metaltec line of cast steel shot has a unique bainite microstructure. It's lower carbon and higher manganese chemical composition results in a product characterized by its longer wear life.

Metaltec's shot meets SAE hardness specifications as-cast and does not require the additional tempering found with the Martensitic proces – in fact, Metaltec is the only U.S. manufacturer that can produce bainite abrasives that comply with SAE requirements. By omitting this tempering process, Metaltec's steel shot will be free of micro cracks and will wear at a controlled rate while maintaining its overall shape and uniformity....giving it SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE.

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  • Also available in custom pre-blended Work Mixes of any size and ratio.
  • Packaging : 2000# drums - 50# Bags - Super Sacks

Common Applications & Industries

  • Abrasive shot peening
  • Structural steel fabricators
  • Ballast material & shot bags
  • Ship building
  • Pipe manufacturers
  • Farm implement manufacturer
  • Foundries - automotive and non-automotive
  • Forging industry
  • Testing and engineering facilities
  • Nuclear shielding
  • Air blast or wheel blast abrasive cleaning
  • Automotive remanufacturing & rebuilders
  • Counterweights
  • Heat treating
  • Drum re-conditioners
  • Tent weights
  • Die Casting and Investment casting
  • Aluminum die casters & sand foundries
  • Concrete floor blasting & block manufacturing
  • Radiation shielding

Download SHOT MSDS

Download SHOT - Project Sheet

Steel Grit Blasting Media

We also offer an assortment of cast steel grit, which is manufactured to SAE J444, J1993 specification and is available in size ranges from G14 to G120. By crushing steel shot it attains an angular shape resulting in a deeper anchor blast pattern. Common steel grit applications include pipe coating, epoxy coating prep, structural steel, and bridge blasting.

  • Grit is also available in custom pre-blended Work Mixes of any size and ratio offering the proper operating mix right out of the drum.
  • Packaging: 1500 - 1700# Drums (depending on size) - 50# Bags - Super Sacks

Comprehensive List of Steel Grit Applications

  • Bridge Blasting
  • Pipe Coating
  • Epoxy Coating Preparation
  • Flashing Removal
  • Structural Steel
  • Iron and Steel Foundries
  • Forging Industry
  • High Detail Parts
  • Rail Car Reconditioning
  • Ship Building

BOTH SHOT & GRIT are available in a variety of Hardness Ranges.

(S) Standard 40-48 HRC
Safe for use in Centrifugal wheel machines – excellent choice for surface preparation.

(M) Medium 47-56 HRC
More aggressive than standard: suitable in air blast & wheel blast applications.

(L) Hard 54-61 HRC
Provides a proper balance of cleaning, speed, & durability

(H) X-Hard 60 + HRC
Most aggressive media, Full hard for fast cleaning & heavy scale removal & stone cutting-no rounding

Download GRIT MSDS

Download GRIT - Spec Sheet

Additional Downloads

Abrasive Blast Cleaning Analysis: Proper Operating Mix Guide

Abrasive Mix-Flow Troubleshooting Guide

Contact Finishing Systems today to learn more about our complete selection of steel shot and steel grit products.

Finishing Systems Is a Total Steel Shot and Steel Grit Solutions Provider

Finishing Systems is a York, PA-based company that has been helping industrial operations of all types and sizes meet their unique manufacturing challenges for many decades. We’ve been in business since 1972 – our extensive experience has helped us become a widely recognized leader in the metal finishing industry. Our product lineup has grown to include a huge assortment of steel shot blasting equipment such as wheel and air blasting systems, along with a large inventory of parts and accessories.

Finishing Systems also offers a number of value-added steel shot and steel grit blasting services. You can trust our expertise to help you design and implement the best steel grit and steel shot blasting equipment solution for your production needs and budget requirements. We can also install your equipment and provide timely repair and maintenance service to keep it in peak operating condition. What’s more we can recommend effective process improvement steps so you can maximize your productivity and keep your costs under control.

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Contact Finishing Systems today to learn more about our steel shot and steel grit blasting products and services. We can also provide a no-obligation quote.

Testimonial

"Finishing Systems has been a pleasure to work with. From the first day that Doug and I sat down with Dean Keener to discuss the potential of a new partnership it has been wonderful. We were given a tour and introduced to the staff of Finishing Systems… including everyone from the Keener family, along with Gary Shearer, Rich Brady and the list goes on. We at Industrial Piping Systems, Inc. take pride in finding suppliers that partner with us so that we can exceed the expectations of our customer and Finishing Systems has exceeded our expectations. Thank you for making it so easy. Sincerely,"

Doug Hilbert
Industrial Piping Systems, Inc.

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