Category Archives: Aerospace

‘Smart’ machines make Aerospace peening a precision art

By Ron Wright Automated Airblast & Peening Manager at Wheelabrator There’s a clear reason why Aerospace engineering is driving innovation and development in shot peening – put simply, if something goes wrong in Aerospace, people’s lives are on the line. A … Continue reading

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Between spec and reality – do you really know how you’re peening?

By Ron Wright Automated Airblast & Peening Manager at Wheelabrator In high-spec peening applications in aerospace and automotive, precision and repeatability of peening results are critical to part life and performance. This starts with getting the process right to consistently meet … Continue reading

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Automotive is booming. But what’s next for Mexico?

By Pierre Tanguay Senior VP OEM Operations for North America at Wheelabrator Mexico’s history as an important hub for the global automotive industry goes back almost 100 years: to 1925, when Ford established a manufacturing base in the country. It has … Continue reading

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Aerospace in China – The next frontier: machine maintenance

By Lily Jin Sales Director, Aerospace China, Wheelabrator The last ten years have been a great success for Aerospace here in China. The sector is going from strength to strength, boosted by the Chinese government’s vision of building its own large … Continue reading

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Shot peening – a ‘must’ where safety is paramount

By Alain Portebois Sales & Marketing Manager, Charleville Technology Centre, Wheelabrator Shot peening makes parts stronger to improve their resistance to fatigue failure – that’s the simple conclusion of a highly complex story about residual tensile and compressive stresses. It’s also … Continue reading

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Jet-setting aerospace parts – or ‘All flights lead to Slough’

By Tony Grammauro VP/ General Manager, Wheelabrator Impact Finishers UK If you work in the aerospace industry, you’ll know that building aircraft is a truly global effort, with suppliers around the world contributing parts, services and expertise. Thus, parts jet-set around … Continue reading

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