From production to restyling: the role of the shot blasting machine in the automotive industry

From production to restyling: the role of the shot blasting machine in the automotive industry

The process of shot blasting metal surfaces is extremely effective in the automotive industry, where it is used for a variety of purposes, such as removing small imperfections, giving the treated component a more uniform appearance and removing layers of paint. This process involves turbines that shoot steel, glass or silica sand onto a metal component. A shot blasting machine is used to give surfaces a uniform appearance, preparing them for subsequent finishing or painting treatment.

Car manufacturers are constantly striving to make their components stronger, faster and lighter. Therefore, a shot blasting machine is not only useful for the final finishing processes of a component: the process shows its potential even in the initial stages of the production chain. Once they have been made in the foundry, metal components such as axles, chassis, drums, calipers, brake and clutch discs, engine components, steering and suspension components are shot blasted immediately. Special gears and transmission components, such as semi-axles, reversing blocks and gearbox shafts, are also shot blasted to increase their resistance.

Companies like Turbotecnica Engineering – an Italian company specialised in industrial shot blasting – invest a great deal of time and energy in developing tailor-made solutions to meet the requirements of reliability, savings and safety in the production chains of automotive industries. Thanks to 30 years of experience gained in business in the domestic and international market, Turbotecnica Engineering designs and manufactures shot blasting machines and standard or customised sandblasting chambers to meet the specific needs of the automotive industry and professional workshops. Innovative systems are used to remove processing waste, which is automatically collected for disposal or recycling. Shot blasted components have a longer life and offer excellent aesthetic performance for every detail, with bright surfaces free from processing residues.


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