THE SHOT PEENING PROCESS.
The shot peening process is the most cost effective and practical method of inducing surface residual compressive stresses, which enhance the performance and extend the life of the critical components. We offer controlled shot peening to international specifications and AMS2431/2 and manual shot peening for smaller components. We also offer Additive Manufacture Peening Titanium & Inconel.
Strikezone uses the latest high-tech computer controlled shot peening machinery with the ability to house components up to 3.5 meters in length, ensuring flexibility and diversity to produce the best possible results on time, every time.
The team’s experience in removing coatings from any delicate substrate without damaging the surface is an art, which over the years has been honed to perfection in regular contracts from high-end corporate clients.
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.
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 is used to strengthen and relieve stress in components like steel automobile crankshafts and connecting rods. In architecture it provides a muted finish to metal. Shot peening is similar to sandblasting, except that it operates by the mechanism of plasticity rather than abrasion; each particle functions as a ball-peen hammer. In practice, this means that less material is removed by the process, and less dust created.