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Lean manufacturers can cost-effectively increase production by reducing rework and eliminating unnecessary time-consuming steps. Sponge-Jet technology allows companies around the world to reduce the time associated with surface preparation by integrating it directly into the production site. Applications include:
Less time is wasted on transportation to either an in-house blasting facility or outside third party. Overall quality is increased due to reduced handling, transportation and contamination from exposure to the elements.
Gulf-coast tire manufacturer chose Sponge-Jet to remove accumulated release agent from inside and outside mold surfaces; blasting compared to more time-consuming and inconsistent hand-cleaning saved significant time per mold.
Automobile slush mold cleaning with Sponge-Jet for one manufacturer is a proven time and money saver; in some cases it cut cleaning up to eight hours per mold, without removing the leather-like shine in the end product.
Automobile bumper manufacturer now recycles rejected bumpers (from coating imperfections) because Sponge-Jet provides highly controllable micro-abrasion and the ability to selectively remove erroneously cured top-coat while leaving the primer intact.
Largest industrial and agricultural equipment manufacturing facility in south America continues to use Sponge-Jet blasting in their production process to prepare repairs of steel parts; for example this front loader bucket.
Mexican oil refinery builds special-access Sponge Blasting KwietKave™ solution to blast and repair process parts; bringing blasting and painting operations like this one in-house saves time, money and has been found to improve quality.
Manufacturer of industrial lift equipment uses Sponge-Jet in a blast room in their manufacturing facility; product replacement and refurbishment operations are greatly simplified solutions when using low dust, low rebound Sponge Media™ abrasives.
Coating warranty for largest manufacturer of centrifugal slurry pumps; Sponge-Jet saves thousands in shipping and logistics by allowing Sponge Blasting near the pump seals and bearings at customer installation site.