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How Much Compressed Air Do I Need?

One of the questions that repeatedly comes up in sandcarving is, “How much compressed air do I need to run a sandcarver?” The following information from Robert Robinson at MediaBlast & Abrasive, Inc. addresses this common question. Standard Operation This information is based on operating a 3/32″ nozzle machine at normal pressures for sandcarving. Operation […]

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August 2018

August Newsletter You scream, I scream, we all scream for … IKONICS Imaging! Keep scrolling to find out what we’ve been up to and what we’re looking forward to. NBM Meadowlands You’re invited! Don’t miss IKONICS Imaging at The NBM Show – Meadowlands on Aug 23-24, 2018 at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in New Jersey. Enjoy sandcarving demos all day […]

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July 2018

July Newsletter Grab your shades… summer is here and IKONICS Imaging is getting hot! Discover what our Lake Superior Glass and LSG-HollowWare glass lines have to offer this wedding and summer season. Come say HI to our IKONICS Imaging team at the NBM Long Beach show the first week in August. Want a behind-the-scenes peek at how our sandblast machines are […]

June Newsletter

June 2018

June Newsletter We’ve turned another corner and summer is near! Come say HI to our IKONICS Imaging team at the NBM Cleveland show this week. We have exciting news, we’re introducing our new Smart Jig, an essential sandcarving tool. Grow your shop and sandcarving techniques with the CrystalBlast Summit and UltraPeel. Discover what our Lake Superior Glass and LSG-HollowWare glass lines have to […]

May 2018

May Newsletter May has arrived, a time for honoring and remembrance, along with new changes to come. Don’t miss IKONICS Imaging at the NBM Portland show this weekend. Check out our 23rd Veteran project. Grow your shop and sandcarving techniques with the Pro X2 and UltraPeel. Discover our Lake Superior Glass and LSG-HollowWare glass lines. Keep scrolling for the […]

23rd Veteran Project

IKONICS Imaging worked with the incredible crew from 23rd Veteran back in March. The IKONICS Imaging Team taught the veterans about sandcarving and everyone helped sandcarve some pretty amazing pieces for the silent auction during the Madison Rising Concert in Duluth, MN. About 23rd Veteran The mission is to empower veterans to lead successful lives. […]

Step-by-Step Guide to Sandcarve, Sublimate & Laser Engrave Products

Step-by-Step Guide on Personlization with Sublimation, Laser Engraving & Sandcarving by Brenna Walsh, Communications Specialist at JDS Industries There are many unique substrates currently available for personalization, and quite a few methods to do so. With the large variety of blank substrates available for customization comes just as many customers looking for different items perfect […]

CrystalBlast Troubleshooting! Will Not Blast: No Compressed Air or Abrasive

When your CrystalBlast Elite is not blasting, meaning no compressed air or abrasive are coming out, go through these helpful troubleshooting tips from the CrystalBlast Elite’s operator’s manual: 1. Check regulator: Is it turned off? 2. Compress air is turned off or disconnected from blast cabinet: Make certain that the compressed air is connected to […]

Inspecting & Replacing CrystalBlast Nozzles

Inspect the CrystalBlast Nozzle It is important to replace the sandcarving nozzle after it has worn 1/32”. Not only will the worn nozzle use more compressed air, but the abrasive will impact the part more aggressively. As the volume of air and abrasive increases, it will create additional wear on the blast hose too. The […]

April 2018

Spring’s here and we’re off to a fresh start! Don’t miss IKONICS Imaging at the NBM Sacramento show in California. Learn about the AquaBlast Elite, truly a green machine. Renew your shop with our glass and crystal blanks from Lake Superior Glass and LSG-HollowWare glass lines. Don’t miss the sandcarving tip of the month and we’re […]