Dry Ice Blasting By Midland Precision Blasting

In addition to our other blast cleaning methods using Soda and Glass bead we also offer Dry Ice Blasting. We can offer Dry Ice Blasting as an alternative to Soda Blasting for projects where dust and post blast clean-up are issues.

Dry-ice blasting involves propelling pellets at extremely high speeds. The actual dry-ice pellets are quite soft, and much less dense than other media used in blast-cleaning (i.e. sand or plastic pellets). Upon impact, the pellet sublimates almost immediately, transferring minimal kinetic energy to the surface on impact and producing minimal abrasion. The sublimation process absorbs a large volume of heat from the surface, producing sheer stresses due to thermal shock. This improves cleaning as the top layer of dirt or contaminant is expected to transfer more heat than the underlying substrate and flake off more easily. The efficiency and effectiveness of this process depends on the thermal conductivity of the substrate and contaminant. The rapid change in state from solid to gas also causes microscopic shock waves which also assist in removing the contaminant.

Dry Ice Blasting is particularly good when removing bituminous coatings for applications such as beam cleaning and removing underseal form motor vehicles. The bitumen is render fragile by the super cooling blasting and the shock causes it to separate from the substrate.

Dry ice Blasting has many applications in the food industry, mold cleaning, print press cleaning and cleaning electric motors and machine tools. Though a more expensive process than most other forms of blast cleaning the lack of need to disassemble and rebuild complicated tools means the time savings can be considerable, both in labour and down time. Dry Ice Blasting is also favoured over solvents in aerospace applications and where a minimal post blast waste is desired.

Testimonials

Look no further than Midland Precision.

After hearing only horror stories about blasting oak beams, my partner and I were very wary about having our barn conversion invaded by men in space suits armed with menacing looking equipment! We were very fortunate to find Ed. From first contact to completion of the job, he was a pleasure to deal with. We asked him to do more work whilst on site, we were that impressed. The beams look great and now just need a coat of wax oil to preserve them and protect their lovely colour. So if you are looking for a very professional,reliable and reasonably priced sandblasting company, look no further than Midland Precision

Louise Given

5.0
2015-06-14T13:53:16+00:00

Louise Given

After hearing only horror stories about blasting oak beams, my partner and I were very wary about having our barn conversion invaded by men in space suits armed with menacing looking equipment! We were very fortunate to find Ed. From first contact to completion of the job, he was a pleasure to deal with. We asked him to do more work whilst on site, we were that impressed. The beams look great and now just need a coat of wax oil to preserve them and protect their lovely colour. So if you are looking for a very professional,reliable and reasonably priced sandblasting company, look no further than Midland Precision

Cheapest is not always best or indeed best value and I would highly recommend Midland Precision

My client had three quotes in to sandblast a building refurb I was Project Managing after external render was removed. We did not go with the cheapest, we went with Midland Precision because they knew what they were talking about and had all the requisite health and safety risk assessments in place. We found Ed from Midland Precision to be a thoroughly nice chap to have on site and they did an excellent job. Cheapest is not always best or indeed best value and I would highly recommend Midland Precision to anyone who wants to ensure that they get a professional outfit on site

Joe Malone

5.0
2015-04-23T13:26:25+00:00

Joe Malone

My client had three quotes in to sandblast a building refurb I was Project Managing after external render was removed. We did not go with the cheapest, we went with Midland Precision because they knew what they were talking about and had all the requisite health and safety risk assessments in place. We found Ed from Midland Precision to be a thoroughly nice chap to have on site and they did an excellent job. Cheapest is not always best or indeed best value and I would highly recommend Midland Precision to anyone who wants to ensure that they get a professional outfit on site

Ed was excellent, with first class communication and customer service

We had a living room with black beams and dirty open sandstone harth cleaned by Ed at Midland Precision Blasting. After horror stories of sandblasting, so we went for Ed and the soda blasting method. We weren't sure what to expect, but Ed was excellent, with first class communication and customer service leading up to the job, and meticulous when doing it. We now have fantastic stripped beams with all original detail intact, which would have been blasted away by sand. We would not hesitate to recommend Midland Precision Blasting to anyone, and will definitely be using them again to do other rooms in our house.

Alex O'Neill

5.0
2015-01-21T13:30:57+00:00

Alex O'Neill

We had a living room with black beams and dirty open sandstone harth cleaned by Ed at Midland Precision Blasting. After horror stories of sandblasting, so we went for Ed and the soda blasting method. We weren't sure what to expect, but Ed was excellent, with first class communication and customer service leading up to the job, and meticulous when doing it. We now have fantastic stripped beams with all original detail intact, which would have been blasted away by sand. We would not hesitate to recommend Midland Precision Blasting to anyone, and will definitely be using them again to do other rooms in our house.

Thank you Ed, I would recommend you to anyone!

Ed responded quickly to our need to blast a pair of iron clock faces from our ancient church in a very tight timescale. He took great care with these irreplaceable items and the quality of the end result was first class.

Thank you Ed, I would recommend you to anyone!

Tony Pain

5.0
2014-11-29T13:33:08+00:00

Tony Pain

Ed responded quickly to our need to blast a pair of iron clock faces from our ancient church in a very tight timescale. He took great care with these irreplaceable items and the quality of the end result was first class. Thank you Ed, I would recommend you to anyone!

Highly rate his business and his integrity.

A very delicate operation was required to be carried out on a light aircraft. the result was excellent. Ed stood by his quote despite taking longer due to the complexity and consuming more blast media.
Highly rate his business and his integrity.

Stephen Green

5.0
2014-11-03T13:34:04+00:00

Stephen Green

A very delicate operation was required to be carried out on a light aircraft. the result was excellent. Ed stood by his quote despite taking longer due to the complexity and consuming more blast media. Highly rate his business and his integrity.

His approach and attitude and level of skill were faultless

We used Edd on some very delicate brass etching work for a top end piece of furniture we made.
His approach and attitude and level of skill were faultless, The end product was a great success. We will be using Precision Blasting for all our future work, where this type of skill is required. I would highly recommend this company.

Adam Foster

5.0
2014-11-01T13:35:35+00:00

Adam Foster

We used Edd on some very delicate brass etching work for a top end piece of furniture we made. His approach and attitude and level of skill were faultless, The end product was a great success. We will be using Precision Blasting for all our future work, where this type of skill is required. I would highly recommend this company.

I would highly recommend them.

Very professional service, I had a classic kit car blasted with a multitude of different types of material done, from steel, aluminium, brass to fiberglass. The soda left a protective coating on the steel chassis which still hasn't corroded a few months later. Essential, as I needed to do some fabrication work on it before painting it.
The fiberglass tub came out very well with no damage, essential as sanding/stripping it in the conventional way could have distorted the distinctive lines of the car.
A first class service, honest and knowledgeable about his work. Communication was excellent as well. I was kept informed all the way through the process via email and phone, especially when decisions needed to be made regarding small problems arose with the condition of some of the parts.
I would highly recommend them.

Brent MCC

5.0
2014-11-01T13:36:30+00:00

Brent MCC

Very professional service, I had a classic kit car blasted with a multitude of different types of material done, from steel, aluminium, brass to fiberglass. The soda left a protective coating on the steel chassis which still hasn't corroded a few months later. Essential, as I needed to do some fabrication work on it before painting it. The fiberglass tub came out very well with no damage, essential as sanding/stripping it in the conventional way could have distorted the distinctive lines of the car. A first class service, honest and knowledgeable about his work. Communication was excellent as well. I was kept informed all the way through the process via email and phone, especially when decisions needed to be made regarding small problems arose with the condition of some of the parts. I would highly recommend them.
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