Category Archives: Shot peening

New spec for rail wheels raises peening questions

By Ron Wright Automated Airblast & Peening Manager at Wheelabrator A change in the specification of rail wheels by the American Association for Railroads (AAR) probably wouldn’t immediately strike you as a momentous event. But even if you’re not affected by … Continue reading

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The right abrasive for the right job

Selecting the correct abrasive medium for cleaning and peening surfaces is crucial to achieve the desired surface finish, but the process can, to the uninitiated, be both complex and confusing. Continue reading

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Superfast flipping of connecting rods and other new tricks

By Trevor Burns Applications Technology Manager at Wheelabrator We have a saying in the Applications team at Wheelabrator – the customer doesn’t want the machine, they want the end result. It sounds obvious, but it actually has profound implications not just for … Continue reading

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