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WHAT SERVICES WE CAN OFFER YOU

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WHAT WE EXCEL IN

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Customer requirements and needs are our main concern and we thrive to produce the best product on the market. With the skills of our professional team and the development of detailed processes which is required to protect the integrity of our customer’s components,  we aim to move forward and build on an already very successful business.

Our areas of expertise range from controlled shot peening to glass bead and vapour blasting. Take a look below at the services we provide to find out more information.

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ALUMINIUM OXIDE BLASTING

A form of abrasive blasting that involves propelling abrasive media using compressed air onto the surface of metal components.

Aluminium oxide blasting is a form of abrasive blasting that involves propelling abrasive media using compressed air onto the surface of metal components to remove paint or any other contaminate from its surface. The service is used by our customers who wish to refurbish components.

Aluminium Oxide Blasting is a generic term for the process of smoothing, shaping and cleaning a hard surface by forcing solid particles across that surface at high speeds; the effect is similar to that of using sandpaper, but provides a more even finish with no problems at corners or crannies. Sandblasting can occur naturally, usually because of particles blown by wind causing aeolian erosion, or artificially, using compressed air.
 

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CHEMICAL BLACKING

Helps to preserve the metal from corrosion which gives a decorative black finish on most ferrous surfaces.

Chemical Blacking helps to preserve the metal from corrosion which gives a decorative black finish on most ferrous surfaces. This is quite critical on screw thread and bearings.

Black Oxide or Blackening is a conversion coating for ferrous materials, stainless steel, copper and copper based alloys, zinc, powdered metals, and silver solder. It is used to add mild corrosion resistance, for appearance and to minimize light reflection.to achieve maximal corrosion resistance the black oxide must be impregnated with oil or wax. One of its advantages over other coatings is its minimal build-up.

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GLASS BEAD BLASTING 

A gentler process that will enhance the finish on machines parts and produce a bright, non-glare subtle finish.

Glass bead blasting is a gentler process that will enhance the finish of machines parts and produce a bright, non-glare subtle finish which is bespoke to each customers’ requirements. The process can be applied to any metal component and is particularly effective on aluminium and stainless steel.

Bead blasting is the process of removing surface deposits by applying fine glass beads at a high pressure without damaging the surface. It is used to clean calcium deposits from pool tiles or any other surfaces, remove embedded fungus, and brighten grout colour. It is also used in auto body work to remove paint. In removing paint for auto body work, bead blasting is preferred over sand blasting, as sand blasting tends to create a greater surface profile than bead blasting. In creating a uniform surface finish on machined parts. It is additionally used in cleaning mineral specimens, most of which have a mohs hardness of 7 or less and would thus be damaged by sand.

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PROTECTIVE COATING

Metallic coatings provide a layer that changes the surface properties of the workpiece to those of the metal being applied. The workpiece becomes a composite material exhibiting properties generally not achievable by either material if used alone.

Metallic coatings provide a layer that changes the surface properties of the workpiece to those of the metal being applied. The workpiece becomes a composite material exhibiting properties generally not achievable by either material if used alone. The coatings provide a durable, corrosion resistant layer, and the core material provides the load bearing capability. The deposition of metal coatings, such as chromium, nickel, copper, and cadmium, is usually achieved by wet chemical processes that have inherent pollution control problems.

Alternative metal deposition methods have replaced some of the wet processes and may play a greater role in metal coating in the future. Metallic coatings are deposited by electroplating, electroless plating, spraying, hot dipping, chemical vapor deposition and ion vapor deposition. Some important coatings are cadmium, chromium, nickel, aluminium and zinc.

Additional improved services include wet paint finishing, using a 12 meter long humidity and temperature controlled spray booth, our paint sprayers are able to produce the best results to the highest standards on any component surface.

Plating and surface treatment processes are typically batch operations, in which metal objects are dipped into and then removed from baths containing various reagents to achieve the desired surface condition. The processes involve moving the object being coated through a series of baths designed to produce the desired end product. These processes can be manual or highly automated operations, depending on the level of sophistication and modernisation of the facility and the application.

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SHOT PEENING

The shot peening process is the most cost effective and practical method of inducing surface residual compressive stresses.

The shot peening process enhances the performance and extends the life of the critical components. We offer controlled shot peening to international specifications and AMS2431/2 and manual shot peening for smaller components. We also offer Additive Manufacture Peening Titanium & Inconel.

Strikezone uses the latest high-tech computer controlled shot peening machinery with the ability to house components up to 3.5 meters in length, ensuring flexibility and diversity to produce the best possible results on time, every time.

The team’s experience in removing coatings from any delicate substrate without damaging the surface is an art, which over the years has been honed to perfection in regular contracts from high-end corporate clients.

Shot Peening is used to strengthen and relieve stress in components like steel automobile crankshafts and connecting rods. In architecture it provides a muted finish to metal. Shot peening is similar to sandblasting, except that it operates by the mechanism of plasticity rather than abrasion; each particle functions as a ball-peen hammer. In practice, this means that less material is removed by the process, and less dust created.

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VAPOR BLASTING

Vapor blasting uses water with media which is recycled around the machine giving a smooth finish.

Vapor blasting uses water with media which is recycled around the machine. The water buffers the media when it hits the component giving a smooth finish, especially on stainless steel and aluminium, without damaging the metal. We use aluminium oxide and glass bead in different machines.

​Vapour blasting is a process also known as wet blasting, or aqua blast cleaning. The vapour blast process involves 3 basic components, a slurry consisting of glass beads and water with compressed air providing the motive force. No hazardous or toxic chemicals are used. The process takes place inside of a purpose-built blasting cabinet which utilizes a recirculation pump to maintain the slurry in suspension.


Located inside the blast cabinet is a handheld spray nozzle which receives a continuous supply of the slurry. This nozzle is the mixing point where the slurry and compressed air come together, exiting in a high velocity vapour. It is this vapour that performs the cleaning action, resulting in a “like new” surface finish.

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