Glass Bead Peening
Glass bead peening is an effective way of increasing the fatigue properties of metal parts and resistance to stress corrosion cracking. The Micro-Blast beads are hard and lightweight thus producing a high magnitude layer of residual compressive stress while leaving a smooth surface finish. Micro-Blast beads are a non-ferrous media and are readily used to peen non-ferrous metals such as aluminum and stainless steel. The beads are chemically inert, recyclable and environmentally friendly.