In many fields of expertise, high-quality applications increasingly request a uniformly matte, very homogeneous surface, which should not only be non-directional but also offer little to no reflectivity.
Such a decorative and functional surface is created by blasting onto metallic materials such as stainless steel/inox, aluminum, and even non-ferrous metals like brass or copper at a very high speed with glass beads or with alternative blasting media of various bead sizes.
stainlessinox: our range of bead-blasted finishes for stainless steel sheets
The stainlessinox products in its bead blasting range are called BEADS.
Stainless steel is the most requested base material. Additionally, we also offer alternative solutions based on aluminum, brass, copper, titanium and others.
stainlessinox produces BEADS in the following stainless steel plate dimensions:
Inox and other metal sheets can be blasted on the front and reverse sides
Blasted finish to be produced according to customer’s specifications
Numerous finishes and effects, i.e. gradient blasting, are possible
What is stainless steel glass bead blasting?
The terms “glass bead blasting”, “bead blasting stainless steel” or “bead-blasted stainless steel” commonly refer to the surface treatment of sheets or workpieces where blasting media such as glass beads, ceramic beads or corundum beads hit the material.
The size and roughness of the blasting media, the pressure and the speed during the blasting process can be altered in order to achieve different results in terms of visual effect, reflectivity and roughness. As such, stainlessinox bead blasting is a very flexible process at stainlessinox, leading to high-quality finishes.
Glass-bead-blasted stainless steel: what are the applications?
In general, these timelessly elegant, visually attractive, metallic surfaces are used in the fields of:
Architecture: building construction, outdoor walls, balustrades
Elevators: lift wall panels, doors, and accessories
Shopfitting: indoor wall decoration, escalators, reception areas
Yacht and shipbuilding: boat accessories and fittings
Art: sculptures and other works of art
As such, bead-blast finish stainless steel has many applications within countless professional fields.
It can also be found in high-quality machinery and industrial engineering.
stainlessinox offers custom-sized stainless steel sheets with maximum dimensions of 2,000 mm (width) 6,000 mm (length) and 30 mm (thickness) for its bead-blasted finishes.
Stainless steel glass beadblasting vs. sandblasting: what is the difference?
For the visually less demanding requirements of industrial and heavy industrial applications, materials like stainless steel or other metals are requested very frequently, resulting in different blasting processes such as those using sand ("sandblasting") or metal beads (“shot peening”).
In stark contrast to these processes, the Injector/Venturi blasting line operated by stainlessinox is perfectly suited for the production of the BEADS product line with its particularly uniform, very homogeneous surfaces for the highe
stainlessinox: bead-blasted stainless steel of the highest grade and quality
Our highest quality is based on precise and strictly documented production including measurement of the roughness and the degree of gloss, as well as a professional assessment of the visual appearance of the blasted material by our skilled and experienced staff.
Using this thorough quality control and measuring, all values such as the gloss, color and roughness of each single inox metal sheet are precisely recorded.
Therefore, stainlessinox is able to guarantee maximum reproducibility and the highest possible quality for the most demanding applications, whether in the engineering and machinery industry (e.g., appliances, tanks, silos, etc.) or architecture, art, etc.
In addition, our vast and efficient production capacities ensure the fastest possible delivery service.
Coming with extensive knowledge and years of experience, stainlessinox is your ideal partner for bead-blasted finishes on stainless steel and other metals: glass bead, ceramic bead, glass cullet and corundum bead-blasted metal surfaces.
A remarkable number of major projects, numerous other applications in the fields of art, architecture, elevators, facades, shops, ships, yachts and machinery as well as plant engineering and, last but not least, the number of satisfied customers are an impressive testimony to the capabilities stainlessinox has honed over the years, both for bead-blasted stainless steel as well as other services in terms of stainless steel surface finishing.