Shot Peening - Past, Present and Future

Author:  G Nachman
Source:  Conf Proc: ICSP-7 (pg 1-4)
Doc ID:  1999008
Year of Publication:  1999
Many of you assembled here today had the privilege of knowing John Almen and Dr. Fuchs, who were such pioneers in our industry. At the very First Congress on Shot Peening in 1981, Henry Fuchs presented an excellent history of shot peening, so I am going to only touch on some more interesting historical highlights and then will spend time on some of the more exciting recent developments and especially where I see the industry going in the near future. In a nutshell, the time frame starts with the early use of cast iron shot, then passes on to cast steel shot, then to glass and ceramic beads and, finally, would you believe, peening with no shot at all!

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