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WE RECLAIM THE PAST AND RECTIFY THE FUTURE.

Strikezone Peening are a local, family run firm with facilities in Cheltenham and Gloucester. We are market leaders in surface treatment technologies with over 32-years experience.

We work closely with many global, blue-chip companies from various industry sectors including aerospace, defence, rail, nuclear, oil and gas.

Our areas of expertise range from controlled shot peening to glass bead and vapour blasting. Please see our services page for more.

We are UKAS accredited to AS9100C & BS EN ISO 9001:2008. Please see our accreditations page for further details of our quality management systems.

WE RECLAIM THE PAST AND RECTIFY THE FUTURE.

Strikezone Peening are a local, family run firm with facilities in Cheltenham and Gloucester. We are market leaders in surface treatment technologies with over 32-years experience.

We work closely with many global, blue-chip companies from various industry sectors including aerospace, defence, rail, nuclear, oil and gas.

Our areas of expertise range from controlled shot peening to glass bead and vapour blasting. Please see our services page for more.

We are UKAS accredited to AS9100C & BS EN ISO 9001:2008. Please see our accreditations page for further details of our quality management systems.

SHOT PEENING

The shot peening process is the most cost effective and practical method of inducing surface residual compressive stresses.

ALUMINIUM OXIDE BLASTING

Aluminium oxide blasting is a form of abrasive blasting that involves propelling abrasive media using compressed air onto the surface of metal components.

GLASS BEAD BLASTING

Glass bead blasting is a gentler process that will enhance the finish of machines parts and produce a bright, non-glare subtle finish.

PROTECTIVE COATING

Metallic coatings provide a layer that changes the surface properties of the workpiece to those of the metal being applied. The workpiece becomes a composite material exhibiting properties generally not achievable by either material if used alone.

CHEMICAL BLACKING

Chemical Blacking helps to preserve the metal from corrosion which gives a decorative black finish on most ferrous surfaces. This is quite critical on screw thread and bearings.

VAPOR BLASTING

Vapor blasting uses water with media which is recycled around the machine. The water buffers the media when it hits the component giving a smooth finish, especially on stainless steel and aluminium, without damaging the metal.

Peening is the process of working a metal’s surface to improve its material properties. Shot peening is often called for in aircraft repairs to relieve tensile stresses built up in the grinding process and replace them with beneficial compressive stresses. Depending on the part geometry, part material, shot material, shot quality, shot intensity, and shot coverage, shot peening can increase fatigue life up to 1000%.