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Old 05-31-2006, 02:00 PM   #1
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Shot peening in a blasting cabnet?

I'v heard though a few places that you can use a blasting cabinet to do shot peening, just have to change the medium and maby the tip to accomidate it. Anyone know anything about this? I know the basic ideas follow the same principle, but know if this setup would work, or what pressure it would need to be at.
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Re: Shot peening in a blasting cabnet?

What's shot peening?
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Re: Shot peening in a blasting cabnet?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shot_peening

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peening

It helps relieve stress and hardens the surface of the metal.
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Re: Shot peening in a blasting cabnet?

I dont see why a blast cabinent wouldnt work. Basically all you're doing is shrinking the material by making it thicker. I think the only things to worry about are the feed hose/gun, and the window. A peen on that glass viewing window and its a new ligement on your face.
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Re: Shot peening in a blasting cabnet?

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shot_peening

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peening

It helps relieve stress and hardens the surface of the metal.
Actually peening introduces a compressive stress in the surface, this can prevent fatigue in high stress areas.

http://www.metalimprovement.com/shot_peening.php

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I dont see why a blast cabinent wouldnt work. Basically all you're doing is shrinking the material by making it thicker. I think the only things to worry about are the feed hose/gun, and the window. A peen on that glass viewing window and its a new ligement on your face.
Usually special equipment is needed.

There are essientially two types of peening machines; centrifugal and pneumatic. The basic principles of the pneumatic machine is similar to blasters, but the actual machine is much more complicated.

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Re: Shot peening in a blasting cabnet?

Shot PEENING and shot BLASTING are entirely different processes for entirely different end-results.

Shot peening is a surface treatment that increases fatigue life. It requires special tooling, and is NOT something done at home or even by a small business. This is a serious metal-working process, with aerospace applications--and aerospace quality assurance.

Shot blasting is a surface-cleaning method. Lots of automotive machine shops use a shot-blasting cabinet. The shot knocks the carbon and rust off the casting. Nothing special about it--you load parts into a rotisserie, the machine throws the shot at the part using a centrifugal "pump", and the shot pounds the carbon and rust into dust. If you're smart, you protect the machined surfaces of the casting--the lifter bores, the crank journals, that sort of thing.

I would not expect a normal sandblasting or glass-beading cabinet to accept the steel shot used in shot blasting.
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