Contract Services Cleaning and Peening

Author:  Kumar Balan | Blast Cleaning and Shot Peening Specialist
Source:  The Shot Peener magazine, Vol 37, Issue 1, Winter 2023
Doc ID:  2023005
Year of Publication:  2023
INDUSTRY STRUCTURE Most of us are familiar with the two primary segments in our industry—equipment manufacturers and end-users. However, there is a third segment that governs a significant part of the industry’s revenue, Contract Service Providers. Of course, all three sectors are supported by a team of service and consumable providers that are key in keeping them performing at their peak Contract service providers could be of two types: metal “laundries” that blast clean parts, and the companies that specialize in shot peening services. Shot peening service providers, the unsung heroes of our industry, play a pivotal role for several reasons. Equipped with certifications and upto- date audits, they complement those companies that may not have the part volume to justify the purchase of a new machine and the manpower to maintain certification that would allow them to peen mission-critical parts. Contract service providers are often involved in the initial stages of determining the validity and value of cleaning or peening a component before an end-user decides to invest capital in equipment purchase.

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