abrasive blasting calculator

GMA TruCost Abrasive Blasting Calculator

How much does your blasting abrasive really cost you?

Calculate my costs

The true cost of your abrasive is about more than just price and consumption. 

If you’ve ever found yourself wondering how much your current abrasive really costs you - or how much you could save by switching to GMA Garnet™ - we’ve got the solution. 

With GMA’s TruCost Abrasive Blasting Calculator, it’s never been easier to see how your choice of blasting abrasive affects your total project cost. Simply provide information on labour, material, equipment, disposal and your project specs, then select a GMA abrasive and your alternative.

In just 5 minutes, you’ll have a high-level cost comparison based on rigorous product testing and independent third-party analysis.



Get a comprehensive number, and a clear comparison.

In blasting operations, there’s no room for uncertainty — and no margin for surprise costs. With GMA’s simple interactive calculator, you’ll get all the information you need to make a well-informed decision, presented in easy-to-understand charts and tables

Ready to quantify and optimize your abrasive costs? View an example summary for a comprehensive comparison that covers the most critical - and often overlooked - budgetary factors:
  • Project Costs: Labor, material, equipment, and disposal
  • Resource Costs: Total blasting area, blasting hours, abrasive use per hour, total consumption, project cost per square foot and more
  • Key Advantages of GMA Garnet versus your abrasive alternative, provided as job-specific percentages and cost figures

Still Unsure? Read These FAQ's.

What information will I need to provide?

To calculate your abrasive blasting project costs, we’ll need some information from you. Once you launch our calculator, you’ll need to provide:

  • Total project area
  • Anchor profile requirements
  • Type of blasting application
  • Average GMA and competitor product costs
  • Average GMA and competitor product transport costs
  • Equipment costs
  • Labour costs including operator, clean up & non operative hours
  • Disposal costs
Once you input these details, our interactive tool will analyze your data and provide a visual comparison of your costs with GMA Garnet™ and the alternative abrasive you’ve chosen. You’ll also have the option to download the report as a PDF for easy future reference.

Why do I need to provide this information?

GMA Garnet™ delivers a range of benefits over alternatives such as Indian garnet, Chinese garnet, crushed glass and slag abrasives. By providing specific project details, GMA’s calculator can quantify all the ways our products may add value to your job.

Our tool uses your job-specific information to calculate:
  • Productivity and job completion speed
  • Abrasive consumption
  • Disposal costs
  • Dust
  • Surface cleanliness
  • Uniform profile
In all these key areas, GMA Garnet™ consistently outperforms both slags and other garnets. What does that mean for your project? Try our free calculator now to find out.

How accurate is the TruCost Calculator’s data comparison?

To calculate the costs of GMA Garnet™ and competing products, our tool leverages a controlled environment for performance and consumption testing and data gathering, as well as third party data for air sampling. Although we make every effort to ensure the accuracy of your comparison, this tool is not meant to replace product trials, demonstrations or expert advice.

How does GMA use the information I provide?

The information you provide will only be used to provide a comparative summary at the end of the calculation process. We don’t retain or share any of the information you provide when using this calculator. Read our full privacy policy for more on our commitment to your data security.

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Gain A Clear Advantage with GMA Garnet.

If you have any questions about the GMA TruCost Abrasive Blasting Calculator, or would like to speak to an expert please fill the form below. We're here to help you optimise your next abrasive blasting job.

Disclaimer: GMA has adopted a standard approach across all cost comparison variables and there may be slight cost variations. Please check with GMA and other suppliers to confirm the final associated costs and pricing before selecting your preferred blast abrasive. The results are for comparative purposes only. This may not reflect the actual prices and costs involved in your blasting project. GMA will not be responsible for any discrepancy in the calculations or comparisons. Please note that all results given on this calculator are based on blasting on bare steel sheets, and are for general information only. The figure calculated above does not constitute an abrasive offer and any statements on this calculator do not purport to be authoritative or legally binding. GMA accepts no responsibility for errors due to changes in rates or offers which have occurred after the use of this calculator. You are advised to check with your respective suppliers for up-to-date offers and prices.

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