Peening is a Specific Process used to work a materials surface to improve its physical properties.
Peening machines are specialized blasting machines manufactured specifically for peening. They utilize custom variable speed motors and media cleaning systems. Peening Machines can be wheel or air blast and come in various sizes and styles. Various media can be used to achieve desired affect.
Peeners use a variety of media depending on specification requirements. Glass beads, Steel Shot and Conditioned Cut Wire are all used to peen.
Specific testing tools are used to monitor the peening processes. Almen Strips, Almen Gauges, and Almen Holders are used to confirm the Arc Heights and Intensities are within customer specifications. Microscopes are used to confirm coverage. Surface Finish Profilometers are used to record the finish criteria.