The shot peening process is used on metal or industrial parts to enhance the durability, longevity, and resistance of a particular part.
Shot peening consists of shooting tiny balls of cast steel onto the surface of the part. This process forms small indentations along the surface to strengthen the part and relieve stress.
Why Shot Peening Over Shot Blasting?
Shot peening is used to toughen metal or other industrial parts to increase their strength. Comparatively, shot blasting is primarily used to rid parts of corrosion and rust.
The critical difference is that shot peening extends the usefulness of your part when placed back into equipment, while shot blasting reactively addresses problems without enhancing the part.
What are the Results of Using Shot Peening?
Shot peening provides immediate results to enhance the quality of your parts:
- Improves fatigue strength of new and damaged parts
- Prevents cracking, fretting, and galling
- Enhances lubricity
- Reduces brittleness
- Creates a uniformly-textured, finished surface
- Closes surface porosity in coatings
Shot-peened parts are then placed back into use to increase the productivity and performance of your equipment.
What Are the Benefits of Using Shot Peening?
When performed correctly, the shot peening process yields exceptional benefits for your parts. Superior Shot Peening has discovered the following benefits through our use of the shot peening process:
- Increases spring life by more than 200 percent
- Increases gear life by more than 500 percent
- Increases drive pinion life up to 400 percent
- Increases crankshaft life up to 900 percent
To further discuss why shot peening is performed on metal or commercial parts, please contact us today.