Shot Blasting Services

Shot Blasting Services - The Laser Cutting Company

Quality Industrial Shot Blasting & Surface Preparation Services

Here at The Laser Cutting Co., we’re proud to boast over 40 years of direct industry experience; providing some of the very best in metal profiling and laser cutting solutions. Offering our shot blasting services both on-site and off-site via our trusted partner network, our team of professionals are able to advise on the best solution for finishing your oversized parts so they are fully prepared for your next stage of production.

Hosting a range of unique benefits, shot blasting is a metal cleaning process commonly utilised to remove oxides and debris from a material’s surface. To achieve various finishes and improve bonding, different-sized particles are used to descale, mattify, and remove residual stresses in casting, forging, and welding processes.

On-Site and Off-Site Shot Blasting Services Via Our Trusted Partner Network

As industry professionals with several decades of experience, we understand more than most that appropriate surface preparation is essential for the longevity and quality of subsequent coating, treatments, and finishing processes. With an excellent eye for detail and an expansive skillset, our team of experts are able to accurately assess your project, and suggest the appropriate solution to achieve your desired surface profile. 

After assessing your shot blasting requirements, including the size of your parts and desired finish, we may recommend our in-house shot blasting services (capable of up to 1 cubic meter), or refer you to our trusted partner network for industrial shot blasting, where the complexity of your parts, quantities, size, and weight is of importance; no matter your project, we here at The Laser Cutting Co. can provide the perfect solution for shot blast parts.

Benefits of Shot Blasting

Commonly used in industries such as construction, automotive, aerospace, and manufacturing, shot blasting has a range of benefits, some of which include:

Shot Blasting Services - The Laser Cutting Company

Environmentally Friendly Shot Blasting Services by The Laser Cutting Co.

Shot blasting is considered to be a more environmentally friendly surface preparation method compared to traditional methods such as chemical stripping or sandblasting, as it generates less waste and does not require the use of harmful and non-eco-friendly chemicals; resulting in a significantly reduced environmental impact.

At The Laser Cutting Co., we always endeavour to reduce our environmental footprint wherever possible, and always ensure that any shot particles used on-site are automatically recycled back into the system to avoid unnecessary waste.

The Laser Cutting Co.’s In-House Services

  • 3D and tube laser cutting
  • Large and open section cutting
  • 2D flatbed laser cutting
  • Smart design service
  • Flow drilling
  • Waterjet cutting
  • Flame cutting
  • Weld preps
  • Profile bending
Shot Blasting Services - The Laser Cutting Company
Shot Blasting Services - The Laser Cutting Company

Quality Assurance

The Laser Cutting Co.’s Quality Guarantee

Offering the highest quality standards with impeccable post-sales support.

Our Factory Production Controls are in accordance with legally enforceable construction product regulation BS EN 1090 – Level 3, allowing intricate cutting of construction regulation profiles.

Certified to BS EN ISO 9001:2015 for all profiling requirements.

Shot Blasting FAQ

Shot blasting is a surface preparation method which utilises particulate grains propelled at high velocity to remove oxides and debris from a material’s surface ready for further processing.

A versatile method of surface preparation, shot blasting is used to help prepare materials for further processing. Shot blasting is often utilised by various industries to achieve a variety of finishes, improve bonding, descale, mattify, and remove residual stresses in casting, forging, and welding processes.

Shot blasting hosts several benefits, and is most commonly utilised for surface preparation due to the following factors:

  • Cost-effective
  • Removes rust
  • Cleans surfaces
  • Improves surface finish
  • Environmentally friendly 
  • Increases productivity
  • Prepares parts for coatings
  • Stress relieving & strengthening

Shot blasting is considered to be a more environmentally friendly alternative to other surface preparation methods due to its reduced waste generation and no harmful or non-eco-friendly chemicals utilised in the process. Not only this, but our commitment to environmentally friendly processes at The Laser Cutting Co. also means that our shot particles are always automatically recycled back into our system to avoid excess waste.

Yes, shot blasting is an efficient and effective method of removing excess materials such as paint, dirt, debris, and rust from a material as part of the surface preparation process required across a multitude of manufacturing processes.

Renowned for its versatility and effectiveness, shot blasting is a surface preparation method that is suitable for durable materials such as stainless steel, mild/carbon steel, aluminium, nickel alloys, copper, brass, bronze, and titanium.

The cost of shot blasting surface preparation depends largely upon the size and quantity of your shot blast parts. For a bespoke shot blasting quote, contact our team of experts at The Laser Cutting Co. today

Shot blasting is commonly utilised across a variety of sectors including construction, automotive, aerospace, and manufacturing industries.

For a bespoke shot blasting quote for your business, contact The Laser Cutting Co. today.