Markwell Peck Talks: Sandblasting for the Aviation Industry

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Sandblasting for the Aviation Industry.

The aviation industry is responsible for $2.7 trillion of the world’s gross domestic product; this translates to be a staggering 3.5%. Therefore, it is vital that aircrafts and other means of transport are maintained to an impeccable standard. This week at Markwell Peck, commercial sandblasting London; we are here to discuss the benefits that sandblasting can have on the aviation industry.

How does sandblasting work?

Sandblasting is one of the most popular and most effective procedures for cleaning and maintaining surfaces. It is a harsher process than our grit blasting service. Also, it is designed for more industrial jobs. Furthermore, sandblasting can either be used to remove rust; or any other unwanted debris. Alternatively, it can be used for surface preparation ahead of repainting. This is completed through the process of abrasion. Finally, the process involves finely ground pieces of sand that strike a surface at a high velocity through a nozzle.

Why aviation?

Typically, lightweight composites like carbon fibre and titanium are often used in the place of heavier metals. Lightweight composites are significantly less prone to rust and corrosion compared with heavier metals. However, this means that these components often need to be resin-layered for added protection. This is traditionally done through manual sanding. Although, this is not ideal as they can create an uneven surface and even damage fibres embedded in the material.

The benefits of sandblasting.

In order to keep all air vehicles maintained to the highest standard regular maintenance should be carried out on them.

  • Sandblasting can help to eliminate rubber and roughness, as well as the general restitution of airport tracks.
  • Shot blasting is capable of removing paint from an aircraft.
  • We can use our services to help achieve even uniformed patterns. This will help to maximise the strength of the material.
  • Lastly, it is kind to the environment. Here at Markwell Peck, all our sandblasting methods are non-toxic as there is no silicon dust. This results in considerably less pollution meaning it is not harmful to humans or the Earth.

So, if you would like to find out more information about sandblasting for aviation; or any other services we provide. Then get in touch with Markwell Peck, abrasive blasting London, today on 01279 419 200.

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