Bead blasting is essentially like a pressure washer that uses abrasive media instead of water. Any media can be used such as walnut shells, sand, and glass beads are commonly used by many. Ultra fine glass beads produce a soft appearance with a good example being Apple’s MacBook laptops. While appearance is excellent before and after anodizing, surface texture oddly changes after anodizing and bead blasting dulls the parts finish. Bead blasting is a go-to technique that is most widely used in blasting applications that are mainly focused on improving the appearance of a component. This type of work is often referred to as a cosmetic finish. AMF uses industry material components with our own unique touch to making this process far superior to our competition and their standards.