Sandblasting and Sodablasting are proving to be remarkably effective adhesion promotion tools. In one case we have achieved a four fold improvement in the adhesion of Dow Corning silicone to acrylic.
Cleanup from sandblasting is a consideration. The grit can accumulate on the part and so brushing, air blast, or vacuuming is necessary to ensure grit removal. Our ICP unit is a good choice for this type of application. The motion can be isolated from the blasting area and so the grit can be contained. Incorporation of a dial platform further constrains the blast area and ensures the operator never needs to reach into the work zone.
The current videos and photos are of our initial trial runs and do not have full enclosures!