Shot peening explained
What is Shot Peening?
As a leading precision engineering company in Coventry, we carry out various engineering services such as shot peening. Shot peening is a controlled process used to create a compressive residual pressure layer and modify the mechanical property of various metals. During the shot peening process, the material is shaped by bombarding ‘shots’ at the surface. These ‘shots’ are metallic balls or glass beads. The force at which they are shot is sufficient to create new shapes, each piece of shot acts as a mini peening hammer forming dimples, for this to happen the material must yield in tension.
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When you use precision engineering to produce products you are eliminating a large amount of human error risk. The numerically controlled machines are advanced enough that there is little need for human monitoring and supervision. Having slight human controlled also makes it cheaper to use precision engineering and no need to correct any errors, which otherwise would have been costly.
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