VOL. 13 May ISSUE YEAR 2012


The next Nadcap meeting will be held on June 25-29, 2012 in Berlin, Germany. There is no charge to attend. This is a good opportunity for aerospace suppliers and Nadcap subscribers to learn more and get involved with Nadcap. MFN had the chance to talk to Joe Pinto, Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of PRI.

Winoa, until recently known as Wheelabrator Allevard, is one of the world’s leading groups and specializes in two major activities: steel abrasives and diamond tools. Steel abrasives are used in the metal industry for cleaning metal parts, preparing surfaces before coating and enhancing fatigue resistance, and also in the stone industry to cut granite blocks into thin slabs. Diamond tools are used in the stone cutting and processing industry. Since 1961 Winoa has been a market-leading innovator in both these areas. Headquartered in Le Cheylas, France, Winoa employs a diverse and highly skilled global workforce consisting of 1500 employees in 30 countries on five continents. Group sales in 2011 totaled €420m. MFN was able to interview Stéphane Guillon, Vice President of Marketing & Innovation of the company.

MFN approached Dr.-Ing. Karsten Röttger, CEO of ECOROLL AG Werkzeugtechnik as the leading manufacturer of tools for roller burnishing, deep rolling and cylinder tube processing, to talk about latest process and tool developments for roller burnishing, deep rolling and cylinder tube processing.

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Science Update

Author : Yoshiteru Aoyagi (Ph.D. in Eng.), Osamu Takakuwa, Hitoshi Soyama (Dr. Eng.)

Shot Peening in the Automotive Industry

Author : Mario Guagliano

Standards Forum

Author : Paul Huyton

Good Vibrations

Author : Dirk Gather

Off the Beaten Track

Author : Giovanni Gregorat

Nadcap Column

From Editor's Desk

Author : Andrzej Wojtas


Author : Tribhuwan Raj Bhandari, Managing Director

Author : Paolo Redaelli