Bringing Shot Peening In-House

Author:  Dan Crawford | Collins Machine Works
Source:  The Shot Peener magazine, Vol 36, Issue 3, Summer 2022
Doc ID:  2022020
Year of Publication:  2022
AT COLLINS MACHINE WORKS, we are always striving to perform all our work in-house. One of the few processes we outsourced was shot peening. In January of 2020, our company CEO Robert Twine challenged us to research and develop a plan to perform shot peening. Our role previous to this was limited to scheduling the peening company, performing the 10x visuals of the completed surfaces, and scanning and saving the paperwork. For the most part, we knew little of the actual process of shot peening. We were starting at ground zero with drawing references pointing to SAE AMS-S-13165 as well as SAE AMS-2430. Thoroughly reviewing those specs helped us to make our blast media selection and choose the correct equipment.

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