Category Archives: R&D

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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Test it, accelerate it, integrate it – blast processes for automotive

By Heinrich Dropmann Sales Director, OEM Wheel Germany, Wheelabrator If you ask me what the trends are in Automotive that impact our day-to-day work as a blast equipment manufacturer, it’s not new materials or radically new processes that spring to … Continue reading

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How many engineers does it take to reinvent the wheel?

By Ray Bitzel Global Development Director, Wheelabrator Group The answer to the question is: in my experience, a handful of the best. But the important thing is not the number, but the mix of people. That’s a departure from how we … Continue reading

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