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Shot Blasting, Peening Offer Aerospace Advantages

Critical aerospace components require first-class surface treatment. From engines, fuselage, wings, and landing gear to seats, gears, propellers, blades, fasteners and tanks for fuel, water, and waste, Rosler has industry experience and expertise.

While mass finishing and shot blasting methods are equally useful to manufacturers of new components and in the overhaul and repair of existing components, shot peening – a particular type of shot blasting – is especially advantageous for aerospace work pieces thanks to its ability to provide surface finishing and create internal compressive stress for improved component life.

Shot Blasting Capabilities

Rosler’s shot blasting technology meets the strict surface finishing requirements predicated by tight tolerances for safety and longevity. This impact-based process propels small metal or mineral pellets onto a work surface at speeds of 200-800 feet per second.

Desired finishes including cleaning, texturing, removal of or preparation for coating, and peening can be pinpointed to specific areas of a given work piece as well as the entirety of large, structural components.

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Joint Reconstruction, Part 3 – Surface Finishing Standards

While choosing the right implant material is of utmost importance, as discussed in our previous Joint Reconstruction Series post, the significance of optimum surface treatment throughout the entire implant manufacturing process cannot be overstated.

This relates not only to the right surface finish – be it a high-gloss polish for low friction, a textured surface for easy osseointegration, or as preparation for subsequent coating, rounded edges, etc. – but also total compliance with the specified tight dimensional tolerances. The success of a joint implant is determined by the perfect match between the various implant components. This depends, to a large extent, on the surface treatment procedure(s).

With extensive experience in the medical industry, Rosler Metal Finishing is an expert in designing systems and solutions for the treatment of joint reconstruction implants utilizing shot blasting and mass finishing technologies.

Our Joint Reconstruction Series continues with an overview of the stringent finishing standards for endoprosthetic implants.

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Perfect Surface Finishes For Parts Produced By Additive Manufacturing


Advanced composite and metal additive manufacturing components require final surface finishing.

Whenever the surface of aerospace, automotive, creative, dental, industrial tooling, medical and moulding tools are produced with additive manufacturing the surface requires to be improved.

Additive manufacturing, the creation of 3-D solid objects by using a series of layered materials, allows the production of complex individual components from various materials such as plastic, nickel alloys, titanium, stainless steel and precious metals.

It permits the creation of shapes and geometries which are not possible with any other production method. However, the surface finish of parts created with additive manufacturing frequently requires final finishing.

RapidFinish mass finishing processes remove material steps and leave a smooth, blended surface
RapidFinish mass finishing processes remove material steps and leave a smooth, blended surface

The adaptation to particular work piece shapes and surface requirements can be achieved by the development of tailor-made finishing solutions.

Equipment and process methods for either the intensive or very gentle surface smoothing of such components are available according to their component substrate and design geometry.

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Peter Post Uiterweer
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Rösler Benelux

Surf Finishing – A New Standard

sandra wishes!Surf-Finisher – a new standard for automated precision surface finishing

Surf Finishing is a new surface finishing technology that can be incorporated in an automated system combining; loading, handling, processing and even inspection all in one which can give an added benefit of retaining traceability on parts.

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Surf Finishing – What Is It And Why Should You Consider Using It?

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Surf finishing is a fully automatic, dry and/or wet processing method with; extremely short cycle times, high process stability, repeatability and can provide finishing of precisely targeted surface areas for deburring, surface grinding, smoothing and polishing of delicate, high-value components with complex geometries.

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Applications For Mass Finishing Machines

To understand what mass finishing is please see our post: Mass Finishing – What Is It And Why Should You Consider Using It?


Mass finishing machines come in different shapes, sizes and styles; fromtestzentrum-gs-02-d1[1] vibratory bowls and troughs, high energy centrifugal disk machines to drag finishing.  Machines can often be chosen in batch and continuous flow versions and as such their application range is as wide as it is varied.  below are just some of the possible applications:

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