Shot Peening

What is shot peening?

A mission critical task for any business working directly with metals, shot peening uses percussive force to harden or toughen a metal. This makes it much more durable to the rigours it may experience in daily use – such as withstanding the pressures of flight in the wings of an airplane, bumps and knocks as a chassis, or more.

Shot peening in deployed to cultivate compressive residual stress – using the plasticity of the material to increase its tolerance to damage. This creates a change in the properties of its surface, producing increased resistance to common issues such as metal fatigue and stress corrosion.

Historically, this was carried out on metals through the use of a ball peen hammer and manual force. As technology has moved on , this has been replaced by the use of metal peen shot which is propelled against the surface.

This is most commonly carried out through blast systems, through blast cabinets, rooms, air or wheel machines, or through hand-held units – giving maximum choice when it comes to completing the task at hand.

These propel shot at high speed toward the metal, producing a high degree of coverage and consistency. This combines cost effectiveness, efficiency, and reliability.

What products do Ervin provide for shot peening?

If you’re looking to find the right product for your business, you can use our online solutions finder to find the right grade of shot for your metal working needs.

When it comes to peening work, our Amapeen high carbon steel shot is designed with uniformity in mind, letting you undertake wheel or air blasting actions with ease. These are fully compliant with all relevant SAE, ISO and AMS standards, helping you enjoy peace of mind when it comes to deploying our shot. This comes with Ervin’s continuous commitment to quality control, allowing you to enjoy a high productivity, low consumption product that can be relied upon to produce consistent results.

Working with Amapeen enables you to safely peen your chosen materials and ensure reduced wear to your equipment and a reduction in the waste material produced by even the most demanding or labour intensive processes.

What next?

If you want to learn more about the advantages that shot peening can bring to your work, our team at Ervin are happy to help. With many years of professional experience, we will work with you to find the right specification of shot for your peening project – ensuring the highest standards of compliance and care.

You can view our comprehensive online product catalogue in full from here. Or if you have specific questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact our team directly and let us know exactly what you need.

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