Deciding Between In-House and Outsourced Peening? Seven Points to Consider

Author:  Kathy Levy, Associate Editor
Source:  The Shot Peener magazine, Vol 32, Issue 4, Fall 2018
Doc ID:  2018040
Year of Publication:  2018
1. Many manufacturers give you the best of both worlds Industry-leading OEMs sell shot peening machines and shot peening services. These OEMs are the ideal vendor for three types of customers: 1. Purchased machine only. Given that the OEM uses their own machines in their shot peening job shop, customers c an have confidence in their machines. 2. Uses job shop services. The service provider is an experienced machine builder and therefore is knowledgeable on the shot peening process. Most job shops send their machine operators to shot peening training programs to ensure quality service. 3. Purchased equipment and uses job shop services. This hybrid of in-house and outsourced peening provides the ultimate safety net. The OEM’s job shop can meet your deadlines when you have high volumes or downtime due to natural disasters or labor issues. They can also duplicate your production requirements with high-quality, consistent processes.

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