Ceramic Shots are generally used for surface cleaning of rubber and plastic moulds, castings, boiler and heat exchanger parts. It is also used for the peening and peen forming of components, particularly in the aerospace industry. Synczirâ„¢ when used for peening are superior to traditional peening media, like steel shots and glass beads, as it can achieve similar peening intensities with lower surface roughness. SynczirTM can be used in peening applications in the place of steel shots where ferrous contamination is not acceptable.
The higher density of ceramic beads ensures peening intensities equal to those obtainable with glass beads at a reduced abrasive velocity. Synczirâ„¢ thus have a far less abrasive breakdown and dust generation which in turn results in a cleaner working environment and better operator visibility. Synczirâ„¢ narrow particle size distribution coupled with low breakdown rates up to 15:1 as compared to glass beads enables repeatable, consistent result to be achieved, which is a critical consideration when selecting a media for peening application. Typical applications include mould cleaning, deburring delicate items, peening and stress relieving, deburring plastic components and paint removal.