Today it continues to be a recognized and preferred process in the industry for many applications in both OEM & MRO facilities.
In our 30 + years of design, manufacture and innovation of the wet blasting process & machines, we have supplied manual and automated solutions for most finishing requirements in the manufacture and MRO sides of the aviation industry.
Wet blasting is an ideal finishing or process step for many materials and applications in aerospace manufacturing and MRO.
Vixen Wet blasting benefits for aerospace applications
- Already an approved process in OEM manufacturing and MRO manuals
- No dust created
- No static charge or build up
- The highest cleanliness standards
- Highly controllable process with tight tolerances
- Fully traceable process and parameters
- Consistent and repeatable process
Aerospace Wet Blasting applications from Vixen
Pre & Post NDT/FPI cleaning for manufacture or MRO -
Paint stripping/removal without substrate change
Wheel & Brake overhaul solutions -
Deburring of engine components in manufacturing
Edge honing/rounding of engine components (disks) for manufacturing
Surface preparation on composite for bonding or coating
Peening of manufactured parts such as engine blades or landing gear
Scale & Alpha casing removal
processing to a specific Ra requirement
Aerospace fastener processing
Contact us for specific information on your application or requirement
Or speak to us about using our free sample processing
Come visit us at our demo & testing facilities located in the UK and North America
How Can Wet Blasting Help Your Manufacturing or MRO Processes?
Surface finishing of components to remove manufacturing marks and create a consistent finish and required Ra.
Material removal and surface treatment of parts manufactured and treated at high temperatures.
De-burring or edge rounding of manufactured parts that can aid component tolerances.
Surface preparation and or descaling to create a reactive surface, perfect for coating or painting.
Cleaning of engine components to remove combustion deposits prior to the FPI process steps.
Coating removal without changes to the substrate for MRO, such as aircraft landing gear including wheels and brakes for paint removal before NDT inspection.
Wet blasting composite to create a clean and consistent wet out surface which creates a stronger bond between materials without fibre damage.
Wet peening to induce compressive stress and increase resistance to fatigue of a component.
We have a range of manual equipment or automated solutions to fit straight into your production requirements.