Properties of Carbon Steel Shot

Author:  Dr. David Kirk, Coventry University, U.K.
Source:  The Shot Peener magazine, Vol 25 / Issue 2, Spring 2011
Doc ID:  2011114
Year of Publication:  2011
Academic Study INTRODUCTION Most shot peening is carried out using carbon steel shot. This shot is produced either by casting directly to almost spherical shapes or by cutting lengths of wire and pounding the cut lengths into acceptable sphericity. Finished carbon steel shot particles have a tough core with, of necessity, a brittle skin of iron oxide, see fig.1 (where the skin thickness has been deliberately exaggerated).

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