Abrasive blasting is the operation of forcibly propelling a stream of abrasive material against a surface under high pressure to smooth a rough surface, roughen a smooth surface, shape a surface or remove surface contaminants. A pressurized fluid, typically compressed air, is used to propel the blasting material, which is often called media.  Chicago Anodizing has Glass Bead, Sand, and Aluminum Oxide media in-house, and can supply our customers with custom media selection if necessary.  Abrasive Blasting is a terrific option for cleaning up metal or enhancing it's aesthetics, and can be administered prior to TYPE II and TYPE III anodizing. 

Enhance appearance
Remove any tool marks and imperfections
Smooth / Clean appearance
Rust and Contaminate removal

Glass Bead (various)
Sand (Various)
Aluminum Oxide