Aerospace

Wet blasting was innovated for the surface finishing of aerospace components & Vixen wet blasting has continued that innovation meaning wet blasting is still having an important role in manufacturing & MRO globally today

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

  • Coating removal

  • 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.

Learn more about our range of wet blasting machines or request a free sample processing trial to see the results on your components.