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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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Shot blasting as keyhole surgery

By Bernd Busskamp Sales Director, OEM Air Germany, Wheelabrator Part geometries in Automotive are getting more and more complex – to cut overall vehicle weight and optimise the performance of each and every component. The latest trend we’re seeing is the … 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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How airblast conquered Automotive

By Alain Portebois Sales & Marketing Manager, Charleville Technology Centre, Wheelabrator While airblast peening has been widely and successfully applied for decades in Aerospace for improving or restoring the fatigue resistance of all critical components such as jet engine parts, landing … Continue reading

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