The Fundamentals of Shot Blasting
Levi Smiley is the Product Marketing Manager for Blastrac and Diamatic brands at Husqvarna Construction Products. Previously, he was also an Equipment Application Specialist, Training Instructor, and Diamond Tooling Manager at Blastrac-Diamatic. Levi has almost 25 years of experience in the surface preparation industry and has a background in manufacturing, distribution, and contracting as a small business owner.
Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:
- Levi Smiley explains when to use shot blasting or grinding methods
- Levi walks through the equipment and technology side of blasting
- Can you only use steel for shot blasting?
- Why edgework is still important
- Levi dives into the de-dusting method
- When you should not shot blast — and other common mistakes to avoid
- Levi describes the different types of shot blasting machines
In this episode…
The more prepared you are for a surface prep job, the more you can put accurate expectations in place — which creates a better experience for you and your clients. But how can you ensure that you’re fully prepared for your specific surface prep job?
This week, we’re talking with expert Levi Smiley to learn about the top strategies and insights into shot blasting. This method is great for quickly cleaning away tough debris and contaminants on a concrete floor, but not everyone knows how to shot blast the right way. That’s why Levi’s digging into the details and sharing best practices from method to machine to final product.
In this episode of This is Concrete, Chad Gill is joined by Levi Smiley, Product Marketing Manager for Blastrac and Diamatic brands at Husqvarna Construction Products. Levi talks about when to use the shot blasting method, the equipment and people needed to succeed on the job, and what not to do when shot blasting.
Resources Mentioned in this episode
- Chad Gill on LinkedIn
- Levi Smiley on LinkedIn
- Blastrac University
- Husqvarna Construction Products
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