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Could your parts be improved by shot peening? Probably so, read on;
If the parts you produce or repair are made from metal, and are subjected to cyclic stress loadings and fatigue failures, there is a high probability shot peening will greatly improve their performance.

The surface of all metal parts contains minute surface defects, blemishes, microcracks and high stress areas, induced into the part from the manufacturing and machining process. When a metal part is stressed and subjected to cyclic loading these surface defects enlarge and form cracks that propagate through the part until it ultimately fails.

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Blasting Abrasive Comparison - Ceramic Beads and Glass Beads.

Ceramic beads and glass beads are available in two types and in practice can easily be substituted for one another. However, though both can be used as blasting beads or peening beads, when used for shot peening care must be exercised to ensure the beads are used according to the peening specification of the job. Ceramic beads have a number of advantages over glass beads, among them a greater toughness and density. The life of ceramic beads exceeds that of glass beads by at least 30 to 1, if not more.

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