Sanding & Finishing

Health Risk from Sanding & Finishing Dust

Metalworking and finishing activities, such sanding, polishing, and blending, create very fine dust particulate that is very harmful if inhaled. Health risks depends on factors such as:

  • Proper use of capture-at-source filtration equipment
  • Efficiency of Personal Protective Equipment, such as a respirator
  • Material type, composition, and presence coatings or lubricants
  • Frequency and duration of dust finishing activity

Submicron airborne dusts are extremly hazardous, as they can easily damage the respiratory system of nearby workers. Health risks from finishing dust may include:

  • Mild respiratory irritation
  • Respiratory damage
  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Headaches and dizziness
  • Excess fluid in the lungs
  • Irritated eyes, nose and throat
  • Lead poisoning
  • Chest pain
  • Nervous system damage

Sanding & Finishing with Downdraft

The Downdraft table’s ventilated worksurface quickly clears fine dust particles from sanding and finishing processes, allowing the operator to work in a clean environment. The finishing equipment commonly used with a downdraft table include:

  • Die Grinders
  • Orbital Sanders
  • Angle Polisher
  • Buffing Tools
  • Disc Grinders
  • Angle Cutters
  • Buffing Wheels
  • Beveling Tools

Understanding your application will help us recommend the optimal filter configuration. Factors such as dust micron size, composition of abrasives, and and humidity levels will determine the optimal filter setup.

They trust us

« As a repeat customer, and owner of both wet and dry downdraft tables, we cannot say enough about the products, and the people at Diversitech…….both are a pleasure to work with! »

  • Combustible dust from deburring safely contained with wet downdraft tables
  • Solved excess dust from grinding and finishing steel parts
  • Reduced cycle time by allowing operators to deburr near the machining center

« The tables are now fully functioning! The students were on them yesterday, and the instructors were so impressed. One instructor even said that he’s “old school” and wasn’t sure about the downdrafts, but he was very impressed. »

  • Custom powder coated tables to match "Baton Rouge Red"
  • Delivered tables "on-time" to five separate campus locations
  • Nanofiber filter technolgy ensure students have a clean and safe learning environment

« We love the downdraft table and are using it full time. We will probably be looking for another one in 6 months to a year as well. Thanks for a nice product. »

  • Mini DD eliminates deburring dust at source
  • Supplied cushion grid matting to protect parts from damage
  • Downdraft table filters airborne dust to protect workers and machinery

Our Commitment

2 year warranty
Quality build
Certified products (ETL)
Fast delivery