OUR APPROVAL: AS9100C & BS ISO 9001:2008.

This quality standard was prepared by the International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG), with representatives from global aviation, space, and defence companies. It is used at all levels of supply chain by organisations around the world, to improve quality, cost, and delivery performance.

As of July 2014, Strikezone Peening Ltd’s quality management system has been UKAS certified to the AS9100C & BS ISO 9001:2008 standard through it’s certification body NQA.

Our Quality Management System enabled us to meet and exceed our customers’ requirements in the surface preparation of Ferrous, Non-Ferrous and Composite Structures. Also in the controlled shot peening, hand shot peening and flat peening of our customers’ components.

Please contact us on +44 (0) 1242 620068 should you wish to see a copy of our Certification. NQACERT


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


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


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 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 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.

Shot peening induces roughness on the surface that is linearly proportional to the velocity/intensity of the shot. As a general rule, larger shot size results in greater roughness at lower velocities, where a comparison is made between steel shot (ss230, ss110, and s70) and glass beads (100, 50, 35 micrometre GB). The roughness of the surface is the side effect of the shot peening process. Microstructure observation after the peening process detected defects on the shot peening surface.