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Progrip Reconditioning - Nottingham, UK

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Progrip Systems
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Automotive Parts Reconditioning
Aquablast 915
Case study overview
What The Customer Says: 

“I have never got so excited about a machine before - it’s saved so many hours and has benefitted our company greatly".

(Above: Managing Director Alan Herd with his Aquablast machine)

Progrip Systems in the UK restores and refurbishes car and motorcycle parts using Vixen’s Aquablast. The company also uses their machine to provide vapor blasting services to industries such as catering and food, and is rapidly expanding their customer base.

As it is important for the parts to look new and polished, Progrip Systems decided that the high quality surface finish achieved using an Aquablast machine would be the ideal solution. Before investing in an Aquablast, Progrip Systems used a sand blasting machine to try and finish components, which resulted in a messy process with an amateur-looking finish. The desired results were also impossible to achieve by hand.

By altering the level of force in the Aquablast through water pressure adjustments, Progrip Systems are now able to finish many different types of parts no matter what the requirements of the application. This has helped to reduce their production times and has made the finishing process easier. Also, by using different types of media in the vapor blasting process, Progrip Systems can offer customers different finishes which is important when cleaning a wide variety of components and parts. These can range from a satin finish when using a glass bead media, to a rough etched key finish when using chilled iron grit.

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