Low Carbon Steel Shots
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Low Carbon Steel Shots

Price Range : ₹ 65 - 85 / KG

Ambica Enterprises
Grain Shape
≥ 7.5 g/cm³
0.04 - 2.80 mm
43 - 52 HRC
0.10% - 0.15%
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  •   Low carbon steel shots are useful for treating the metallic products' surfaces.
  •   Low Carbon Steel Shots are ideal for cleaning, etching, and de-sanding processes because they produce a smooth or shiny surface profile.
  •   Shot blasting, derusting forgings, derusting castings, derusting steel plates, and derusting steel products are all examples of derusting techniques.
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Low Carbon Steel Shots are created using low-carbon scrap that has been carefully selected and contains little sulfur and phosphorus. Scrap is melted in induction furnaces at 1600-1650 °C, cooled in water after atomization, and has a bainite microstructure during manufacturing. Crack-free grains of low-carbon steel shots particle are obtained like stainless steel shot. Furthermore, no heat treatment is used.

Low carbon steel shot exhibits excellent performance in rust, oxide, and sand removal processes, deburring, surface preparation, and shot peening operations with portable shot blasting machine due to their long service life and high hardness. Low carbon steel shot and stainless steel shot can be used in foundries, steel mills, forging and rolling mills, shot blasting machine, the steel industry, structural steel, automotive, ship, and aircraft applications. High carbon steel shot, on the other hand, has a martensitic microstructure that is hard and brittle because it is made of various types of scrap, and heat treatment after casting results in surface cracks. 

Low Carbon Steel Shots made of low carbon and high manganese steel have a high capacity to withstand impacts, which are dispersed evenly throughout the steel shot. Low carbon steel shots and stainless steel shot are peeled down into thin layers during shot blasting operations, resembling the layers of an onion, for up to 80% of their life due to wear, and are only broken into small pieces due to material fatigue. Due to their division into smaller and less significant parts, sand blasting machine and blade erosion are also significantly decreased.

Chemical Properties of Low Carbon Steel Shots

  • Carbon: 0.10% - 0.15%

  • Manganese: 1.20% - 1.50%

  • Silica: 0.10% - 0.25%

  • Sulfur: max. 0.035%

  • Phosphor: max. 0.035% 

Advantage Of Low Carbon Steel Shots

Here are some advantages of low carbon Steel Shots:

  • Low carbon steel shots have an isothermal transition (bainite) structure, which provides strong impact resistance and consistent performance.

  • To ensure the hardness of steel shots, low carbon steel shots are made from high quality, low carbon, low residue, low phosphorus, and low sulfur scrap steel.

  • Due to its structure and high toughness, low carbon steel shots are difficult to break; the number of repeated cycles reached about 3600 times, and consumption decreased by more than 20% in comparison to other shots.

  • The low carbon steel shots always remain round, resulting in a smooth collision between the shot blasting machine and the steel shots.

  • At least 20% of the dust emissions will be reduced because low carbon steel shot will only be shrunk down to the size of a thin peel.

Production of Low Carbon Steel Shots

The specific steps are:

  • Raw Material: The most common raw material is steel scraps. The market for steel shot is primarily impacted by the price of scrap steel.
  • Melting: In this step, steel scraps turn into steel liquid.
  • Atomizing: By means of centrifugal force, the molten steel liquid is propelled from the rotary wheel and dropped into the cooling medium, where it cools and is then used to form cast steel shots.
  • First-Round Sieving: In preparation for the fine sieving later, the steel shots are sorted into rough categories based on their diameters.
  • Refining Shape: The refining machine determines how round the finished product is.
  • Secondary Quenching: Change the metallographic makeup of steel shots and make steel abrasives harder.
  • Low Backfire: Increase the steel abrasives' durability and steel shots' toughness.
  • Second-Round Sieving: Following this step, steel shots will be strictly categorized into distinct grain sizes (from Steel Shot S70 to S780).
  • Quality Check: The typical quality inspection process involves testing chemical composition and physical characteristics, such as density, size distribution, structure, and hardness.
  • Packaging And Storage: Packaging in 25 kg, 50 kg, & 1 ton and Maintaining the steel shot in a dry, cool warehouse.

Steel Shots Manufacturer in India

As a leading Steel Shots Manufacturer in India, we provide a whole range of steel shots including stainless steel shot, cast steel shots, steel grit, low carbon steel shots, high carbon steel shots, and other abrasives in  India at an affordable price. Ambica Enterprises offered shots in a wide variety and are made of the highest-grade molten steel. We send these shots in safe packaging to avoid physical damage during shipping. Steel shots, as well as other metal and non-metal abrasive media like aluminum oxide, plastic media, silicon carbide, glass beads, copper slag, cut wire shot, abrasive garnet sand, quartz sand, walnut shell, tungsten carbide powder, etc., are all available from us in a variety of sizes.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

Electric furnaces melt selected low carbon steel scrap and alloys. The 3000F molten steel is divided into small streams that are poured onto powerful water jets, causing the molten metal to disintegrate into random-sized droplets that fall into a quench pit.
Is media blasting done with steel shots?
The most commonly used abrasive for cleaning, stripping, and improving a metal surface is steel shot blasting media. Low Carbon Steel Shots are a type of shot that is used for cleaning, descaling, surface preparation, and shot peening. The grade or size of the steel shots used will determine the final finish achieved on the metal's surface.
What does the term "steel shots" mean?
Steel shot is a type of ballistic material that is used as a projectile in abrasive blast cleaning and shot peening. Steel shot is a metallic pellet that is an iron and carbon alloy that is bluish-gray in color.
How long can low carbon steel shots be blasted?
Low carbon steel shot, which is commonly used as the abrasive media in pass-through machines, tumble blast machines, spinner hanger machines, reduction descalers, and table blast machines, has an average lifespan of 800 cycles before breaking down and needing to be replaced.
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