Vol. 21 July Issue
Year 2020




Surface Enhancement: Opportunities in the New Normal

We had an opportunity to talk to Dr. Wong Chow Cher from Advanced Remanufacturing and Technology Centre (ARTC), Singapore. Built upon a public-private partnership model, ARTC has a membership consortium with over 80 members, ranging from global multinational corporations (MNCs) to local small and medium enterprises (SMEs). ARTC focuses on advanced manufacturing and remanufacturing and serves to accelerate the transfer of innovation from applied research to industrial applications. Dr. Wong is the Technical Director who oversees two out of six technology groups in ARTC – Data-driven Surface Enhancement and Intelligent Product Verification. In addition, Dr. Wong is also the Coordinating Director of Business Development and Industrial Additive Manufacturing Facility. The conversation centered around ARTC technology roadmap related to surface enhancement and how that is being reshaped by COVID-19.

Cover Page

An "all-inclusive" Approach to Shot Peening

Science Update

Laser Peen Forming of Large-Scale Panel with Complex Shape

Author: Yongxiang Hu

Shot Peening in the Automotive Industry

Electric Cars: Any Space Shot Peening and Allied Processes?

Author: Mario Guagliano

Good Vibrations

Fully Automatic Surface Finishing of Complex Parts with the "Surf Finishing" Technology

Author: Eugen Holzknecht

MFN Trainer Column

New Levels of Flexibility Are Required

Author: Sirko Fricke

Off the Beaten Track


Author: Giovanni Gregorat

From Editor's Desk

The Right Time To Write Something!

Author: Andrzej Wojtas


Optimal Blasting of Heavily Used Fasteners

WIFI Lining Wireless Wear Sensor - WWS for Industry 4.0

Lotus Chooses High-Quality and High Efficiency Top Coat Line

Composing Multiple Advantages, SF EXPO Becomes the Preferred Platform of the Industry

New Dates of METAL CHINA 2020: Aug. 18-20