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Dry Ice Blasting

Our non-destructive, non-abrasive dry ice cleaning and deburring process safely removes paint, rust, grime, oils, and extraneous material from product surfaces or parts.


Safely Clean, Prep, and Deburr

Without the use of any chemicals, eco-friendly dry ice blasting handles the toughest projects for a range of industries and applications.

Commonly Used on These Surfaces

  • Aircraft and aerospace brake and landing gear components
  • Injection and thermoforming molds
  • Medical catheter and surgical stent
  • Pharmaceutical pill molds
  • Electrical motor windings
  • Plastic and polymer fittings, knobs and other components
  • And more

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Metal Blasting

Meeting Expectations For Medical and Aerospace

Delicate and critical components for medical, aerospace, and other high-tech industries require extreme accuracy and flawless performance. Dry ice blasting ensures parts maintain geometric precision and are cleaned without residual grit or media.


Benefits of Dry Ice Blasting

  • Uniform finishing
  • No grit or media residue
  • Deburr and deflash faster
  • Reduce waste
  • Maintains part geometry


Dry ice blasting is a safe, non-destructive, non-abrasive industrial process that uses dry ice pellets to remove flash, paint, rust, and other coatings from surfaces.

The blasted dry ice particles or pellets freeze the surface coatings or contaminants, causing them to fall away when they fracture from the cold in a burst of energy. In scientific terms, it is a kinetic and thermodynamic process.

The list of advantages of dry ice blasting is extensive, ranging from being eco-friendly to non-destructive cleaning without water or chemicals. Here is a list of benefits:

  • No water
  • No drying
  • No abrasive grit
  • No chemicals
  • No lodgings
  • Non destructive to sensitive machinery
  • Non-conductive around electrical service
  • Reduces maintenance downtime
  • Ecologically friendly
  • Efficient – saves money, time, labor, and materials
  • No corrosive solvents
  • Eliminates secondary waste
  • Cleans without etching or damaging surfaces

Surface Roughness Conversion Chart

Ra (micrometers) Ra (microinches) RMS CLA (N) Rt N Cut-off Length (in) Cut-off Length (mm)
0.025 1 1.1 1 .3 1 0.003 0.08
0.05 2 2.2 2 0.5 2 0.01 0.25
.1 4 4.4 4 0.8 3 0.01 0.25
.2 8 8.8 8 1.2 4 0.01 0.25
0.4 1.6 17.6 16 2.0 5 0.01 0.25
0.8 32 32.5 32 4.0 6 0.03 0.8
1.6 63 64.3 53 8.0 7 0.03 0.8
3.2 125 137.5 125 13 8 0.1 2.5
6.3 250 275 250 25 9 0.1 2.5
12.5 500 550 500 50 10 0.1 2.5
25.0 1000 1100 1000 100 11 0.3 8.0
50.0 2000 2200 2000 200 12 0.3 8.0
Ra = Roughness Average in micrometers or microinches.
RMS = Root Mean Square in microinches.
CLA = Center Line Average in microinches.
Rt = Roughness Total in microns
N = New ISO (grade) scale numbers.
Cut-off Length = Length required for sample.


Your Single Source of Total Solutions

We look beyond today to increase efficiency and serve your business. Dry ice blasting delivers precision results for a range of industries.

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Learn about Medical

We finish your materials within tight tolerances to meet exacting quality and regulatory demands.

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Learn about Military

Defense contractors rely on our anodizing, laser-marking, descaling, and other services to meet military specifications.

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Learn about Aerospace

We offer a range of finishing services for aerospace components and maintain NADCAP certification


Precision Manufacturing

Learn about Precision Manufacturing

CNC manufacturers rely on our services to complete final finishing.

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Learn about Pharmaceutical

We innovate processes in the science and art of finishing precision-engineered pharmaceutical components.

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Water Purification

Learn about Water Purification

Our services for finishing water-system components include cryogenic deflashing, passivation, and laser marking.

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Learn about Automotive

Our precision capabilities handle high-volume jobs for automotive OEMs.

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Learn about Computing

We offer anodizing and laser marking of components and enclosures for computers and audio equipment.

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Learn about Electronics

Our finishing services meet critical tolerances for metal and plastic parts made for consumer electronics.

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Food Service

Learn about Food Service

Our cleaning and finishing services meet strict regulatory requirements while enhancing performance and longevity.

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Learn about Hydraulics

Our deburring, deflashing, and other services optimize the operating life of hydraulic equipment.



Learn about Firearms

Our suite of capabilities delivers precise results producing the highest quality finishes.

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Nadcap Administered by PRI Accredited
ISO 9001:2015
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ATFE logo
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NSSF - The Firearm Industry Trade Association
NADCA - North American Die Casting Association
MPMA - Minnesota Precision Manufacturing Association


Finished Means Finished. Done

We eliminate the need for your parts to go elsewhere.

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