Cleaning

More Than Just Good Looks

For exposed beams or other decorative steel, the need for cleaning is obvious. But the cleaning process plays more than a decorative role, and is, in fact, applied to each piece of steel that we fabricate. Cleaning allows our inspectors to better judge the quality of connection points.


Once all welds have passed inspection, and any imperfections have been dealt with, the steel moves on to the cleaning area for blasting. This process can be done with several different methods, depending on the type of coating that will later be applied to the steel.

The projectiles used in the Blast Machine are very small hard steel balls. Their hardness is rated 50Rc, which is the same rating as household scissors. The steel shines as it emerges from the machine completely free of oils, dust, or welding burns that resist paint and other coating materials. The projectiles also create millions of tiny pockmarks on the steel that help coatings adhere to the surface.

shining steel

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Supermetal
1955, 5e rue
St. Romuald, Quebec
Canada G6W 5M6

Telephone: (418) 834-1955
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Printed on: Wednesday, August 16, 2017