- Removing matrix from fossils
- Removing glue and paint from fibers/canvases
- Removing patina/bronze disease from art
- Sculpting jade and semi-precious stones
- Removing dirt from leather
- Cleaning embroidery & various textiles
- Cleaning & restoring basketry & beadwork
- Applying liquid ink to surfaces
- Delicate stain removal
- Surface texturing for enhanced adhesion
- Selective matte finishing on jewelry
World renowned paleontologist, Alan Langerheinich, will only use Airbrasive® equipment. He has found that our machines outperform the other micro abrasive blasters that are on the market. Here we show a Trilobite specimen that is over 400 million years old and is currently on display in the Denver Museum. As you can see, removal of Matrix is a 3-step process.
One area of interest in the prep of the Trilobite specimen is the intricacy of work involved in removing the matrix around the free-standing spines and the compound eyes. This requires very precise powder flow control which is achieved using a vibratory powder feed system, such as that on the Model K.
Art / Artwork Restoration:
Micro Abrasive Blasting Technology is suitable for art / artwork restoration operations, particularly in situations where other restoration methods have failed. With a variety of powders and nozzles, Airbrasive® offers customized solutions to ensure that material build-up and corrosion are effectively removed, thus restoring a painting to its original state without damaging the canvas itself.
Micro Abrasive Blasting has proven to be an effective method for removing difficult and/or hard-to-reach stains on objects with delicate surfaces.
Jewelry Cleaning and Preparation:
Micro Abrasive Blasting can be used to clean castings and create decorative finishes on a wide range of metals, including platinum, gold, silver, copper and brass. It offers a very high degree of precision with regards to etching, allowing jewelers to quickly and easily implement detailed designs on virtually any wearable, regardless of size or hardness.
Engraving / Etching:
Micro Abrasive Blasting can be used for etching and engraving on virtually any surface. Combined with an array of nozzles and powders to choose from, our blasting units offer a high degree of precision and flexibility that makes them a perfect solution for jewelers.