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Vapormatt - Aerospace Wet Blast

Vapormatt provides successful wet blast aerospace solutions to meet a range of applications such as: shot blasting, wet peening, surface preparation, paint stripping, degreasing, composite preparation, deburring, and abradable coating removal.

Wet blast, also knows as vapor blasting or slurry blasting, is a surface finish process that uses an abrasive blast media in combination with pressurized water.

The Vapormatt wet blast process

Vapormatt has taken the basic wet sandblasting technique and developed it into a sophisticated, controlled process. In essence it combines three phases of material (solid, liquid, gas) into a process that can be accurately directed at different angles and distances then traversed over the surfaces and edges to be treated.
Vapormatt offers a wide range of wet blasting equipment from small manual cabinets to full automated CNC systems.
DAES provides Vapormatt aerospace wet blasting technology and services in the United States (USA), the Middle East and Africa.

Key benefits of Vapormatt wet blasting system for aerospace components

  • Reduces running costs:
    • Reduces abrasive consumption
    • Increases the life of items such as hoses and nozzles
    • Reduces the operator intervention
    • Eliminates the need for expensive filtration systems
  • Increases clean level
    • Eliminates all contaminants
    • Removes the top layer of scale, oxides, paints or material
    • Makes wet blasted components highly reactive and ready for plating, painting, coating or bonding.
  • Improves finishing
    • Eliminates any static build-up
    • Improves uniformity and delivers homogeneous finishes.
    • Delivers lower surface Ra
  • Increases control and repeatability
    • Offers in-depth process control thanks to the large number of parameters that can be measured and controlled.
    • Grants the possibility to reproduce any process.
  • Environmentally friendly
    • Keeps work environment free of dust
    • Eliminates the need to use chemicals
    • Reduces waste

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Wet blast equipment for large components such as wing spars and turbine blades

Leopard Line
Leopard equipment designed to clean, polish, and peen hard to handle aerospace components is available in two different configurations: Vertical (Cub) and Horizontal.

Leopard Cup

wet blast for large aircraft components
Main Features
  • Variety of configurations to suit a diverse range of applications, including peening, cleaning and descaling
  • Highly bespoke with a range of options to suit specific needs and processing requirements
  • Small footprint
  • Large number of guns
  • Fully automated
  • Unique and patented donut sump makes it more economical to install than alternatives where pits are required to be dug into workshop floors.
  • Large working envelope to handle large items
  • Effective filtration to ensure high levels of purity within the system
  • HMI panel

  • Main benefits
  • Provides smoother surface finish (lower Ra, Rz) than obtained with dry blasting processes.
  • Offers high levels of control to increase repeatability and consistency
  • Delivers static, stripe and dust free surface finish
  • Eliminates blasting media impregnation
  • Cleans without hard impact, thus surfaces defects and micro cracks are highlighted and not peened over.
  • Prevents fine dust explosive atmosphere build up.
  • Removes combustion deposits or scale prior to inspection.

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    Compact and robust equipment ideal for turbine blades, blisks, and guide vanes among other components

    Sabre equipment is a compact footprint  (81" x 63" x 107") and powerful wet blast solution: Built-in components such us S-Tank filtration, recirculating rinse, and elutriation tower. Check out all Sabre benefits and features   Vapormatt Sabre.

    versatile wet blast ideal for mro
    Main Features
  • User-friendly Human-Machine Interface (HMI) "
  • Compact footprint: 81" x 63" x 107"
  • Built-in components such us S-Tank filtration, recirculating rinse, and elutriation tower
  • Sound level: 75dBA
  • Integrated software
  • Stainless steel structure
  • Fully automated
  • MES capabilities as an option

  • Main Benefits
  • Allows a high level of process monitoring and control of Soap (pH) and abrasive concentrations,
  • Slurry and air pressures,
  • Axis kinematics, and Thermal controls.
  • Delivers reliable and consistent results.
  • Grants the user the ability to achieve process repeatability.
  • Reduces operation errors and increased process efficiency.
  • Requires minimal supervision and reduce labor time.
  • Enhances component/tool performance. 

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    APU component cleaning and inspection 

    Cougar Radial
    The Cougar Radial is one of Vapormatt most versatile wet blasting systems and can handle a large range of parts on its 43” diameter turntable.
    APU component cleaning and inspection aerospace industry using vapor blast

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