Shot peening involves striking a surface with spherical blast media—metallic, glass or ceramic beads— with enough force to create deformation. The end result is a stronger surface and reduced crack initiation on the surface of a part. Shot peening is performed on workpieces ranging from automotive springs to aerospace components and orthopedic implants.

At SurfacePrep, our expert consultants understand the numerous specifications regarding shot peening, including how to determine the ideal equipment, monitor blast media coverage, and measure the results and consistency using Almen strips. The shot peening process is almost always automated in order to yield consistency from cycle to cycle.