Glass bead peening is a successful way of increasing the fatigue properties of metal components and resistance to stress corrosion cracking
Glass bead peening is an effective way of increasing the life-span properties and resistance to corrosion of metal components. Glass beads are very light and hard which produces a magnitude layer of residual compressive stress while leaving an even surface finish. Glass beads can be brought in small media sizes meaning that they can be used on intricate components with tight tolerances also Being Non-ferrous media glass beads are used to peen aluminium and stainless steel where ferrous media can contaminate the surface of the component.
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Glass bead peening is environmentally friendly and glass beads are fully recyclable
This process doesn't use any harmful chemicals and the media used is fully recyclable, meaning that glass bead peening is an environmentally friendly surface engineering solution. It is often used to improve the surface properties of metal parts of complex shapes that are made of thin materials as glass bead peening is not as abrasive as other surface engineering solutions.