Cut Wire or Cast Steel Shot – A Review

Author:  Kumar Balan
Source:  The Shot Peener magazine, Vol 34, Issue 1, Winter 2020
Doc ID:  2020005
Year of Publication:  2020
INTRODUCTION One of the challenges in our industry has been to increase the awareness for shot peening, but with concerted efforts we are seeing this move in a positive direction. During a re-cap after the recent EI USA Shot Peening Workshop, the instructors all agreed that the understanding and participation level of students had increased over the years. The questions and comments discussed in the classes were quite advanced. That said, I would like to highlight a recurring conversation at the workshop that will benefit from additional elaboration. This discussion pertains to the choice between conditioned cut wire (CW) shot and cast steel shot.

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