Tag 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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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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‘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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Sieving, screening, separating – the high-tech way

Ulrich Goos EMP Manager at Wheelabrator Plus in Germany Anyone at Wheelabrator who’s involved in automotive applications will have been talking or thinking a lot about complexity and control recently. More complex internal geometries of parts, more tightly integrated processes, … 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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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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Architects, stand your ground!

By Tony Grammauro VP/ General Manager, Wheelabrator Impact Finishers UK While our day-to-day work here at Impact Finishers revolves around the peening of aerospace and high-end automotive parts, we occasionally get involved in spectacular architectural projects – like the new Giant’s … Continue reading

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