Products, Processes, and Progress

Author:  Jack Champaigne, Editor
Source:  Volume 35, Issue 4
Doc ID:  2021033
Year of Publication:  2021
Abstract:  
I STARED AT THE COVER of the fall magazine for a while to grasp the significance of this collection of articles. I looked back at older issues to see what was new back then—not much compared to today. Eddy current non-destructive testing was still only a dream. Residual stress determination was available only as a timeconsuming laboratory process. Laser shock peening was in experimental stages using Star Wars laboratory equipment. Shot peening machines were automated but today’s shot peening systems are sophisticated enough to more than meet the demands of the aerospace industry. Ten years ago, curve solvers allowed compliance with the 10% rule, but today’s version brings even more confidence onto the shop floor.


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