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How To Ensure You Get The Maximum Performance Out Of Your Blast Wheel

Rutten “C” and “Y” Blast Wheel Turbines The Long-life Rutten has the longest ultimate life expectancy of any, lasting upto 20 times longer than a standard blast wheel or turbine. This is a highly-engineered blast wheel with exceptionally tight tolerances and … Continue reading

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Three Reasons To Shot Peen Medical Implants

People associate shot peening with automotive and aerospace components.  However, did you know it’s used in the medical implant and component industry.  Bone screws, dental implants, and hip and knee replacement components are just a few of the medical implants … Continue reading

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MPa and Relationship to Almen Strips

Almen Strip Comparator This test is widely used on the shop floor as they are comparator measurements, calibrated originally from the MPa measurement results of the x -ray diffractometer. The requirements for these checks, are specified in standards. The aerospace … Continue reading

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How to Measure Residual Stress

Measurements – Imperial and Metric explanation Imperial Ksi means kilopound per square unit and is derived from psi(lbs/square inch).  Kilo, which is often used in the metric system basically means a thousand (1000).  It comes from the Greek word for 1000. Therefore, … Continue reading

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Measurement Of Compressive Residual Stress Using X-ray Diffraction

A sub-surface compressive residual stress profile is measured using x-ray diffraction measuring equipment. The X-axis is the measurement of the depth in mm or inches the Y-axis is measure of residual stress in ksi or MPa.

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What Will Peening Do For My Components?

Shot peening is a cold work process used to enhance the life of metal components, to prevent fatigue, stress corrosion failures and prolong the product life for the component part. Fatigue is the weakening of a material caused by repeatedly applied loads.  It … Continue reading

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Process Liquid Separation

A question that faces many mass finishing and wet or vapour blast machine users, as well as those using machining centres and pre-painting wash plants is how do I separate process liquids and solids from each other? Process liquid separation and … Continue reading

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