Shot Peening

  • Richard K. Miller
Part of the VNR Competitive Manufacturing Series book series (VNRCMS)


Shot peening is a metalworking process which is used to improve fatigue life and increase resistance to stress corrosion of metal parts. The process involves a controlled high velocity stream of steel shot or glass beads impacting a surface, creating a compressive stress layer. The most common applications involve automotive and aircraft parts. Because there is no method for directly inspecting a part to determine the nature of the compressive layer formed by the shot peening, automated operations are desirable to insure consistency and minimize human variables.


Industrial Robot Shot Peening Rotary Table Compressive Layer Steel Shot 
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