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Shot Peening

Precision Shot Peening Services in the UK

At MNB Precision Engineers, we can offer precision shot peening services to our customers. Shot peening is an engineering method for enhancing the surface of various different materials. It provides a cost-effective and practical way to extend the operational lifespan and performance of the main construction parts.

Shot peening is an engineering method for enhancing the surface of various materials. It provides a cost-effective and practical way to extend the operational lifespan and performance of components.

The definition of shot peening is to shape a metal sheet by blasting it with a stream of metal shot. The metal pieces can be shot-peened on both sides.

Shot Peening is a controlled metal surface finishing process; it is the most cost-effective and practical way of creating surface resilience, enhancing performance and extending the life of critical components. It prevents stress corrosion failure.

Also known as mechanical pre-stressing or cold hammering the process of shot peening works through the repeated striking of a surface with spheres known as shot. Visually, the procedure is similar to sandblasting and functions as if striking the surface repeatedly with a ball peen hammer. The result of this process is a series of small indentations that create a property known as residual compressive stress, this results in better fatigue and cracking resistance, as well as reduced stress corrosion in metal components.

Shot Peening is commonly used to impart additional material resistance in the following applications.

  • Coil springs
  • Cam shafts
  • Crankshafts
  • Gear wheels
  • Connecting rods

If you have more specific needs, we will work to accommodate. We are continuously working to increase both our capacity and capabilities to meet market demand; as such we can cater to the needs of leaders in the industry. We also offer other services such as Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMM) Inspections. If you would like more information on any MNB Precision services, please get in touch.