Glass Beads

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Glass Bead Blasting Media

Glass beads are used to achieve a bright finish and, in certain applications a satin-like finish can be achieved. It is available in an assortment of sizes for applications that range from blasting, cleaning, peening, deburring, metal finishing, as well military spec peening beads (AMS2431/6C).

Typical Properties
Shape spherical
Color clear
Hardness (Knoop) 515
Compressive strength 36,000 psi (avg.)
Density 2.5 g/cc
Specific Gravity 2.45-2.50
Free silica content 0%

Standard Abrasive Sizes Available – Contact sales for special sizing requests

Blasting Applications:

  • Surface Cleaning
  • Surface Finishing
  • Deburring
  • Peening

Need help deciding which sandblasting media to use? View this Blast Media chart to find the most effective media for your application!

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