Shot Peening has a strong track record as an effective and economical method of extending component life and performance
The shot peening process produces surface residual compressive stresses that increase the lifespan of treated metal parts, with the process also hardening components and improving existing metal part distortions, where desired.
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Shot peening is also used for work hardening to improve wear characteristics, straightening distortions, surface texturing and for creating aerodynamic curvatures for aerospace designs. The increased strength of treated parts allows for lighter-weight parts that exhibit high wear and fatigue resistance. Shot peening is a cold working process that produces a compressive residual stress layer and modifies the mechanical properties of metals and composites. The value of the residual stress is dependent on a number of variables including the parameters of the peening process and the hardness of the component material.
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Shot peening is a method of improving the surface properties of metal components and machines
Shot peening works by using compressed air to impact a surface with shot (small spherical metallic, glass, or ceramic particles) with enough force to create a deformation or small indentation in the metal surface. It is often is used to strengthen components like steel automobile crankshafts and connecting rods. In architecture, it provides a muted finish to the metal. Manufacturing processes have a significant effect on the fatigue properties of parts with part failure often due to residual tensile stress during operations.
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Shot peening is a method of replacing tensile stress with compressive stress which prevents unwanted failures. Although it is not the only technique for improving metal fatigue life through the compressive stresses it can induce, shot peening is the most versatile of all the options available as it provides the highest significance of compressive stress in the widest range of materials and different parts, as well as an array of part formations, patterns and designs.
Typical applications of Shot Peening
There are several, core beneficial applications for shot peening, for an extensive range of industrial sectors, from oil & gas, aerospace and automotive to rail, medical and renewable energy
Consistently shot peening is used for strengthening metal in components, ensuring the finished part will be resistant to fatigue, as well as corrosion, cracking, galling and erosion. The process is also used to improve performance and maximise productivity, often through the ability of shot peening to refine the component design.