ABOUT Blasting and Shot Peening
Technology: Blasting and Peening Services are abrasive finishing services used in parts manufacturing to improve surface finishes and material characteristics. These services usually involve high velocity impingement of various media on parts surfaces typically conducted within an enclosure. Abrasive blasting is often employed to clean scale from parts or to strip paint from parts. Peening is used to improve fatigue life of machine parts such as connecting rods. It introduces compressive stress on the surface of parts to reduce the incidence of tensile failure from cracks.Services can usually offer an array of machine sizes and media typePeening requires skilled operators for consistent resultsSaves time compared with hand cleaning
Peening is used after many manufacturing methods such as machining, forming, heat treating, etc. to remove the residual tensile stresses that build up during these operations.
Advantages: Blasting and peening services apply to any metal parts that need refurbishment or surface enhancements
Limitations of blasting and peening servicesThe process is can be somewhat dirty so using a service can keep housekeeping issues at bayScheduling, transit, etc. can add delays to critical parts production
Applications: Blasting and peening services are available for a range of applications, includingHighly stressed parts such as turbine bladesCyclically loaded parts such as springsAutomotive body restorationRemanufacturing/refurbishmentMold and die cleaning