Vol. 7 July Issue
Year 2006




Innovative Blasting Equipment from Salzkotten in Germany

MFN met Konrad Rump, owner and General Manager of Konrad Rump Oberflächentechnik GmbH & Co. KG at his manufacturing site in Salzkotten, Germany.

A Champion of the Wet Blast Process!

Robin Ashworth is Managing Director of Vapormatt Ltd, probably the best-known company in Europe and the USA – if not globally – in wet blasting. Robin has a degree in mechanical engineering and has worked in every area of the company – from design and project management to sales and marketing. He is currently completing a Masters Degree in Business Administration to augment his management role. MFN recently had a chance to talk to him.

Science Update

Fatigue Strength Improvements in Various Aluminum Alloys after Shot Peening 

Author: Lothar Wagner & Tomasz Ludian

MFN Trainer Column

Does Training Really Matter? 

Author: Guy Levasseur

Off the Beaten Track

Crystalline Spheres 

Author: Giovanni Gregorat

From Editor's Desk

The ball is round and a game takes 90 minutes… 

Author: Andrzej Wojtas (Ph.D.)


Atlas Holdings LLC Announces Acquisition of Pangborn Corporation 

Quantify Your Peening… Where it Counts 

Author: James Pineault & Robert Drake

MFN's International Shot Peening Workshop and Trade Show in the U.S.A. attracted 81 Participants 

Nadcap Column Becomes Regular Feature in MFN 

Focus on Media 

Author: Werner Laursen

Heavy Duty Cleaning Power 

SURFACTS – International Trade Fair for Surface Treatment 

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