VOL. 11 January ISSUE YEAR 2010

From Editor's Desk

in Vol. 11 - January Issue - Year 2010
The 2nd Edition of SHOT PEENING is out!

Andrzej Wojtas

Andrzej Wojtas

This editorial is a very pleasant topic for me, especially since it also concerns so many members of the MFN team. It is not often that a work of technical literature becomes a bestseller, especially since the market is usually very limited. But the 1st edition of SHOT PEENING has been an exception and it is totally sold out. Therefore we have decided to publish a 2nd edition. It was certainly a huge effort by all the authors involved, but nevertheless a very rewarding project to carry out. Three years after the 1st edition we are able to present its successor.

The new edition has been completely revised and updated with 3 additional chapters and 4 new authors. Various new technologies have been added. The fact that this book is written by 22 experts in our industries, coming from as many as 11 countries, demonstrates the wide range of knowledge covered. The aim of the authors is for this edition to become the reference book for the shot peening industry. SHOT PEENING also draws on the experience of MFN of providing shot peening training courses around the globe in up to eight languages. This training is carried out by over 30 trainers, who teach on-site training, organise workshops or have access to three permanently-available training centers. Thousands of people have attended these shot peening courses over the past years. This book will give its readers fundamental and advanced knowledge about shot peening.

introduction to peening and theory, peening intensity, effect of peening, Almen saturation curves, peening coverage, exposure time, trouble shooting, process documentation, masking solutions, workpiece fixtures, shape & size inspection of peening media, cut wire, cast steel shot, ceramic media, specifications, shaded strips, audits by third parties, peening equipment components, air & wheel peening, machinery types and application examples, hole peening, flap peening, peen forming, optimization of shot peening for fatigue critical applications, residual stress, XRD measurement, quantative characterization of the shot peening process, laser peening, shot peening in the automotive industry, also introducing blast cleaning, etc.

I would like to express my thanks to all authors of the 2nd edition of SHOT PEENING for making this great project possible!

Best Regards
Andrzej Wojtas (Ph.D.), Chief Editor of MFN, E-mail: andrzej@mfn.li

Author: Andrzej Wojtas