SyncZinc™ Shot is a soft metallic shot, used with preference in the diecasting and gravity casting industries for deburring and deflashing of aluminum and zinc alloy castings. SyncZinc™ Shot is an ideal abrasive for blasting corrosion resistant steels and non ferrous products, where the risk of ferrous contamination to the surface is not acceptable. SyncZinc™ Shot is manufactured from virtually pure zinc. This enables it to be used in applications where there is a high risk of explosion if an aluminum shot were to be used.
This risk is typically manifested when deflashing aluminum components with aluminum shots. The dust generated can lead to an explosive atmosphere as the Aluminum shots are about 10 times more explosive than Zinc Shot, therefore the use of Zinc Shot greatly reduces the risk of explosion. Also,SyncZinc™ Shot is about 2.5 times denser than aluminum shot making it a far superior media for deflashing or deburring of components that would ordinarily not be deflashed or deburred adequately with aluminum shots. Its high density enables it to remove burrs up to 40% in size of the shot’s diameter. Zinc Shot removes burrs 0.5mm thick, whilst an equivalently sized aluminum shot will remove a burr only 0.3 mm thick.