Vol. 17 January Issue
Year 2016




Technological Partner Addresses The Challenges

MFN had the opportunity to talk to Mr. Franci Jezeršek, Managing Director of Siapro d.o.o. The company's strengths are knowledge and appropriate use of new technologies in shotblasting/shotpeening/mechanical pickling/descaling.

USA Opens Its Doors To Lowering Costs

MFN was able to obtain an interview with Charlie Gorman, Product Manager-Americas & Craig Wallbank, US Technical & Training Center Manager of Winoa USA, Inc.

Engineering Your Competitive Edge

Characterising a company that's been serving the surface preparation industry for over 70 years isn't an easy task. The MFN team recently met with Scott Nangle, VP, Marketing and Sales of Langhorne, PA (USA) based Empire Abrasive Equipment Co. to learn about their mission, "Engineering your competitive edge". Scott explained that though "everything airblast" is probably the most popular characterization Empire has earned over the years, this was set to change with their purchase of Gibson, a company specializing in wheelblast equipment, in 2012. Empire has seen significant growth in all their product lines over the past 5 years, prompting an expansion of their manufacturing facilities to accommodate larger and more sophisticated cleaning and peening equipment.

Cover Page

25 Years Of Innovations - Challenging The Digital Future

Author: Silvester Tribus

Science Update

Shot Peening Effects on Fatigue Performance of Aircraft Alloys

Author: L. Wagner, M. Wollmann, K. McClurg, J. Fuhr

Standards Forum

ISO 9001:2015 Breaks New Ground In Quality Management

Author: Paul Huyton

Good Vibrations

Good Vibrations / Bad Vibrations - Will Paris 11/13 Have Any Effects On Industrial Development?

Author: Dirk Gather

Off the Beaten Track

In Living Color

Author: Giovanni Gregorat

From Editor's Desk

MFN's Concept for its Publications

Author: Andrzej Wojtas


Innovating Solutions Supporting Global Industries

Author: Marco Klijsen

Descaling Wire And Rod In High-Speed Drawing Lines

Modern Tools For Distributor Support Worldwide


Author: Paolo Redaelli

Innovative Drag Finishing Concept With Robotic Part Loading. Fully Automatic Deburring System For Tool Bodies Guarantees Absolute Process Stability.

Pangborn Group Announces New Partnership

High Efficiency In Interior Painting Through Automated Water-Based Paint Application

Explore Surface Finishing New Market with SF EXPO China