Steel Shot

RockRidge Steel Shot is available in two packaging options: forty 50 lb. polythene bags on a wooden pallet with a box top or 55-gallon steel drums on special drum pallets.

RockRidge proudly sells low carbon steel shot to our customers.

The service life of low carbon steel shot is typically 20% longer than its high carbon steel equivalent. RockRidge low carbon steel shot, with its long life and high hardness, gives excellent performance in most blast cleaning applications including:

  • the removal of sand from castings

  • removal of scale and rust from steel

  • deburring of machined parts

  • general surface preparation of metal parts

RockRidge steel shot is ideal for use in foundries, forges, steel mills, rolling mills, machine shops, in automobile and aircraft industries as well as in the structural steel industry.

Technical Data Sheet

How is Low Carbon Steel Shot Manufactured?

In the first stage of the shot manufacturing process, specially selected steel scrap is melted in induction furnaces to a temperature between 2900 to 3000 degrees  Fahrenheit. The molten steel is then poured through crucible orifices onto accurately controlled jets of water.


The result is an atomizing process that generates a bell curve of particle sizes that, when screened, meet SAE standards for steel shot size distribution. This manufacturing process generates particles that are stress crack free and with a bainitic micro-structure which is ideal for blast cleaning processes.