ALL MEDIA & SUPPLIES
A&B Deburring is ready to ship the media and supplies that you need today from our warehouse in Cincinnati! We stock a variety of abrasive media including Aluminum Oxide, Glass Beads, Steel Shot & Grit, Garnet, Silicon Carbide, Corn Cob, Walnut Shell, Plastic, and Soda. We also stock any vibratory media or compound you may need. We will also work with you to develop the best process for your application.
With over 60 years of experience in deburring and mass finishing, we have become experts in dealing with various types of media. Not sure which one you need? Tell us what finish you are trying to achieve, your surface materials, and what equipment you have, and we will help you select the best media for your project.
Glass bead is an alternative to traditional sandblasting media, gentle on delicate surfaces. It's eco-friendly, cost-effective, and widely used in the auto body field. With various sizes available, it produces a bright, smooth finish on materials like metal, glass, plastic, and rubber. Ideal for precision parts, it removes burrs without damaging the base metal. Additionally, it serves as a low-cost peening option for uniform stress levels.
Crushed glass blasting media is an engineered “sandblasting” media manufactured from 100% Recycled Bottle Glass. Crushed glass can be used as a good replacement for many abrasives, including silica-sand, lava, and coal slag (aka Black Beauty). Crushed Glass is approved for use in numerous federal and state government agencies, and military branches.
Brown fused aluminum oxide abrasive is engineered to meet the requirements of pressure blast operations. Popular applications include surface preparation, coatings and paint removal, heat treat and mill scale removal, cleaning surface contaminants, imparting anchor patterns, surface blending, mold cleaning, glass etching, and monument lettering.
Silicon carbide is the hardest blasting media available. It is manufactured to a blocky grain shape that has sharp edges for blasting. This give it a very fast cutting speed and can be recycled and reused many more times than sand. The hardness of silicon carbide allows for much shorter blast times relative to softer blast media.
Steel shot is a versatile, recyclable abrasive, widely used in airless equipment for high-production tasks. It's great for structural steel cleaning in blast room facilities too. Made from recycled steel, prices vary with scrap steel costs. A&B Deburring stocks various shot sizes, offering flexible quantities from a single 50-lb bag to full truckloads. Aerospace-grade steel shot is also available. Common applications include impact cleaning, shot peening, structural cleaning, floor restoration, roll etching, and ballasts.
Steel grit is a highly recyclable abrasive, commonly used in airless equipment for high-production tasks. It's a popular choice for structural steel cleaning in blast room facilities, made from recycled steel with prices linked to scrap steel costs. A&B Deburring stocks various grit sizes and offers flexible quantities from a single 50-lb bag to full truckloads. Common applications include impact cleaning, structural cleaning, floor restoration, roll etching, and ballasts.
Crushed Corn Cobb
Crushed corn cobs are derived from the woody ring portion of corn cobs, processed into granules or fine powder. Ideal for pressure blasting, they offer mild abrasiveness, absorbency, and resilience. Benefits include no masking needed, eco-friendly, non-toxic, and non-sparking operation, with no silica content. Common applications include cleaning motors, insulators, pipes, and more. It's also used in metal finishing for deburring and polishing, as well as a drying media in industrial dryers.
Ground black walnut shell is a versatile, hard, and biodegradable abrasive sourced from eastern black walnut shells in the US. It comes in six primary sizes and can polish and clean soft metals, fiberglass, wood, and stone effectively without causing scratches or pits. Its excellent resistance to breakdown allows for multiple recycling in pressure blast applications. Common uses in metal finishing include cleaning fiberglass, wood, plastics, deburring moldings, castings, and electrical parts, paint removal on buildings, cleaning aircraft engine parts, and tumble polishing softer metals like gun housings, jewelry, and medical parts.
Plastic blast media by A&B Deburring is perfect for gentle cleaning and stripping without damaging the substrate. It complies with the Mil-85891 specification. Common applications include paint and coatings removal, mold and tool cleaning, plastics deflashing, cryogenic deflashing, and metal deburring.
Baking soda, a gentle and effective abrasive, is used for stripping coatings and cleaning various substrates where minimal impact on the substrate is crucial. It safely removes soils and coatings from steel, stainless steel, alloys, aluminum, concrete, glass, and more. Specially designed blast equipment is required for precise and efficient application. Common uses include mold cleaning, engine overhaul, aerospace component cleaning, historical architecture restoration, and graffiti removal. For more information, check out the Clemco Soft King blast machine.
Coal slag is commonly employed for paint, rust, and scale removal from steel in large projects like car/truck frames, tanks, and heavy machinery. An economical abrasive, it outperforms silica, being moisture-free, non-packing, and moisture-resistant. While excellent for one-time use in large-scale projects, it's not suitable for cabinet blasting.
Ceramic media is a durable, inexpensive, and versatile option for mass-finishing tasks, including polishing, deburring, and metal removal. It's excellent for heavy cutting and hard metals, and for small media needs, ceramics offer a wide selection. With precise shapes like triangles and stars, ceramic media aids in eliminating lodging issues during the finishing process. It also provides better support for heavy parts compared to plastic media.
Micron-sized powders mixed with clean dry air make up the abrasive flow that a micro-abrasive blaster produces for deburring / cleaning / cutting, removing material, or preparing surfaces.
MASS FINISHING SUPPLIES
CERAMIC TUMBLING MEDIA
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“PZ” – Ideal for Burnishing or Accelerated Chemical Deburring
An extremely heavy, high-density media that can replace steel media for burnishing. Increased weight decreases time cycles in acid process deburring. It weighs approximately 130 pounds per cubic foot and is cream in color.
“FB” – Very Fine Burnishing
A ceramic media which contains no abrasive. Recommended for burnishing and polishing operations. This very hard and long-wearing media weighs approximately 85 pounds per cubic foot and is off-white in color.
“F” – Light Deburring and Burnishing
”F” media contains just the right amount of finely-sized aluminum oxide abrasives for light deburring. When used with proper compounds, it will impart a very desirable burnished or polished finish. It weighs approximately 85 pounds per cubic foot and is white in color.
“ECH” – Cutting and Fine Finishing
A general purpose pre-tumbled media containing aluminum oxide abrasive. Intended primarily for medium cut applications, it will leave a smooth surface finish because of the size of the abrasive grain. Economically priced, “ECH” media is extremely efficient when the amount of the metal removal is compared to media wear. It weighs approximately 90 pounds per cubic foot and is dark brown in color.
“C” – Cutting or Burnishing
”C” media contains a coarser-grained aluminum oxide abrasive. Its rate of metal cut compared to media wear makes it a very efficient media. When used with proper compounds, “C” media will also provide a burnished finish. It weighs approximately 85 pounds per cubic foot and is blue in color.
“XC” – Aggressive Cutting
This unusually aggressive media gets to work right away in the removal of heavy burrs, flash or scale. Since it is made with finely sized aluminum oxide abrasive, amazingly good finishes can be obtained. It weighs approximately 85 pounds per cubic foot and is greenish-grey in color.
“HE” – Aggressive Cutting and Large Equipment
Formulated for applications involving centrifugal force equipment and large cross-section vibrators. The aluminum oxide abrasive in this pre-tumbled media is blended with a hard ceramic body to increase durability and minimize fracturing. A very fast cutting composition, “HE” media weighs approximately 100 pounds per cubic foot and is tan in color.
“SC” – Especially Suited for Materials to be Welded, Brazed or Soldered
An aggressive cutting media which contains silicon carbide abrasive grain. It is recommended for use on parts that can have no aluminum oxide impregnation (usually parts which are to be welded, brazed or soldered). It weighs approximately 85 pounds per cubic foot and is white in color with blue specks.
“H” Super Fast Cutting
A tough, faster-cutting, longer-wearing, very efficient cutting media. “H” media contains aluminum oxide abrasive grain, weighs approximately 108 pounds per cubic foot and is gray in color.
PLASTIC TUMBLING MEDIA
LOW DENSITY COMPOSITIONS
“D10” – Fast cut w/ matte finish
General purpose media for removal of burrs, flash, die marks, and sharp edges.
“HR90” – Fast cut w/ bright low micro-inch finish
Surface preparation of parts requiring plating or buffing. Can eliminate a two-step process.
“HR100” – Medium cut w/ low micro-inch pre-plate finish
Surface preparation of parts requiring plating, buffing, or burnishing. Can eliminate a two-step process.
“HR200” – Mild cut w/ extremely low micro-inch pre-plate finish and reduced underhaze
Surface preparation of parts requiring plating, buffing, or burnishing. Provides a smooth, reflective, clean finish.
HIGH DENSITY COMPOSITIONS
“D150” – Most aggressive cut w/ matte finish
Removes surface imperfections, forms radii, blends sharp edges and parting lines.
“D154” – Fast cut w/ low micro-inch matte finish
For deburring and surface removal on ferrous and non-ferrous parts. For short cycles and pre-plate finishes.
“D155” – Medium cut w/ bright low micro-inch finish
Surface preparation of ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Produces a bright pre-plate finish.
“D165” – Mild cut w/ bright low micro-inch pre-plate finish
Surface preparation of ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Produces a very bright pre-plate finish.
HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPOSITIONS
“D55” – Most aggressive cut w/ no aluminum oxide impregnation
Silicon carbide abrasive for deburring of ferrous parts. Well suited for parts to be welded or braised.
“D30” – Very aggressive cut w/ matte finish
Removes machine lines and forms radii on hard metals. Increased production through reduced cycle times.
“D20” – Fast cut w/ clean finish
White aluminum oxide abrasive for clean, bright finish on all metals.
“D50” – Mild cut w/ low micro-inch finish
Silicon carbide abrasive for low micro-inch finish on parts to be welded or braised.
“D3M” – Mild cut w/ very low micro-inch finish
Aluminum oxide abrasive for very low micro-inch finish where plating is not required.
“D70” – Extremely mild cut w/ very low micro-inch finish
Produces matte finish with no stock removal. Can be used as carrier of chemical accelerants or loose abrasive.