Sabre Machine Brochure

The Vapormatt Sabre has been designed to deliver the ultimate in edge preparation, surface conditioning and cleaning technologies to our customers.

Built with three specific user groups in mind, it gives more control to medium-sized manufacturers, coating centres and research and development facilities.

The Vapormatt Sabre has been designed to deliver the ultimate in edge preparation, surface conditioning and cleaning technologies to our customers.  

The Sabre’s ‘hybrid’ design accepts a wide range of medical instruments, implants and equipment. Complete with Vapormatt’s established monitoring and control technology, the Sabre offers high process control on an extremely compact footprint.

The wet micro-blasting of substrates such as Cemented Carbides or HSS is proven to enhance your instruments’ performance and lifespan. Along with an improved surface finish, wet micro-blasting technology finishes products to excellent standards of cleanliness, allowing for exceptional CVD and PVD coating adhesion, whilst the ability to peen can reduce tensile stresses and increase your tools’ durability.

Superior edge preparation and honing is also critical for improving instrument life, and our own Research and Development teams are dedicated to the continuous refining and optimising of our edge honing processes. As a result, the Sabre can produce controlled and consistent edge hones up to 100 microns.

Constructed from stainless steel, the Sabre provides a robust, non-corrosive and quiet structure (75dBA) for its sophisticated processing controls. Programming is easy and transferring between systems becomes effortless, with its intuitive integrated HMI screen. With Watchdog monitoring, the Sabre is self-reliant, producing consistent results with minimal supervision.

Sabre Key Benefits

  • Sophisticated process control & monitoring
  • Extremely consistent and reproducible processing
  • Designed specifically for small and medium volume manufacturers
  • Suitable for all insert trays
  • Recipe driven parameter setting and post processing reporting
  • Suitable for medical instruments, implants and equipment ranging from 3mm to 30mm in diameter and 46mm to 300mm in length
  • Hybrid functionality for processing instruments and equipment
  • A great addition to any coating facility

Vapormatt Experience

At Vapormatt, we've been developing wet blasting technology since 1978. We're a 4th generation family business, and to this day our machines are designed and manufactured in the British Isles.

Working both directly with our clients, and through our channel partners, we supply automated and manual wet-blasting machines to businesses like yours across the globe. Time and again, our wet-blasting technology has proven a better alternative to other technologies, making us the supplier of choice for a number of high-quality tooling companies across the globe.

And we won't stop there. When working with you, we’ll build a long-term technical partnership, giving you access to our know-how and world-leading wet blasting services. And, because we understand you may need us to develop methods and processes in confidence, you’ll benefit from our discretion too – in fact, we have a long track record of doing just that with our key customers across a number of high-tech sectors.

At Vapormatt, we’re always improving. Always refining. Always pushing the boundaries. We build on the successes of the past, incorporating our proven designs and approaches with new, innovative thinking. So together, we can meet your business challenges.

Serval: Where service meets value

At Vapormatt, our mission is to deliver the right service to you. And Serval is how we can do just that. In one monthly payment, you can benefit from our technical knowledge and experience, as we help you to maintain the quality, efficiency and reliability of your blasting processes.

Serval encapsulates all of our support services into one complete and extensive package, or we can create a custom-made single service for your business. Whatever you need, we'll design the right package to fulfil your requirements, in one bespoke, excellent value package.

Benefits

  • Increased productivity
  • Improved repetition
  • Better control of processes
  • Full service support
  • Continued development
  • Process development service
  • Online portal
  • Long term training and maintenance
  • Software upgrades

Why work with us?

Vapormatt isn’t just the world leader in wet-blasting. We invented the process and remain solely focused on it to this day.

Since Norman Ives Ashworth developed the first wet-blasting machines in the 1940s, we’ve been developing, improving and refining wet blasting for edge radiusing, surface preparation and peening. And we’re still led by the Ashworth family today, continuing to design and manufacture bespoke machinery and after-market services built to the specific requirements of your business.

Our expertise spans many different sectors: from tooling carbide insert manufacturing, to stainless steel weld cleaning. Our breadth of knowledge means we can explore a wider range of applications that benefit a business like yours.

Because at Vapormatt, while we might be pioneers of wet-blasting technology, we never believe the job is done. We’re constantly researching, developing our techniques and discovering new technological enhancements. Consequently, we hold and have patent applications pending in significant areas of process control and repeatability.

When working with you, we’ll build a long-term technical partnership, giving you access to our know-how and world-leading wet blasting services. As a result, we understand you may need us to develop methods and processes in confidence. You’ll benefit from our discretion too – in fact, we have a long track record of doing just that with our key customers across a number of high-tech sectors.

What you can expect of us?

  • Integrity - We always conduct business with you in a confidential, honest, open and ethical manner
  • Commitment - Every member of our team aims to exceed your expectations at every level
  • Innovation - We're at the forefront of wet-blasting technology, implementing our technical expertise
  • Value - You gain value from us through our high levels of service and technical excellence
  • Collaboration - As a customer focused company, we work collaboratively to ensure you enjoy the best possible experience

The Vapormatt Promise

In designing and manufacturing specialist machines that meet your exact requirements, we’re always improving. Always refining. Always pushing the boundaries. We build on the successes of the past, incorporating proven designs and approaches, and combine them with innovative thinking to meet the specific challenges we face together with you.

Throughout that collaborative process, we’re also completely honest and discreet. And it’s in this respect that we make a promise to you. 

As we develop more efficient, more seamless and more effective ways to deliver the benefits of wet-blasting to you, any off-the-shelf solution is unlikely to be suitable. So complete validation of every design detail is practically impossible, and some functions – software, for example – will inevitably need modification as they’re integrated into your processes.

Equally, once the equipment is installed on your premises, things are unlikely to be up and running without a glitch from the first moment, in a plug-and-play manner. Performance will always improve as operators and maintenance teams become familiar with the machines and their operation.

Other manufacturers might shy away from such an honest admission. However, we accept that this is simply part of building and refining the right wet-blasting machines for you. That’s why we promise to make the entire Vapormatt team, including our engineers, designers and sales specialists, available to offer advice, guidance and practical assistance once the equipment is installed and integrated in your workplace.

And we won’t be satisfied until it’s working to its full potential and this promise is kept.

The four pillars of our promise:

  • To continuously improve the design and manufacture of our equipment
  • To provide you with machines of the highest possible quality
  • To support you in achieving optimal performance from your machines
  • To collaborate with honesty and discretion

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