Vol. 21 September Issue
Year 2020




Evolution in Automation - and Controls

MFN had the pleasure to talk to Marco Wildhagen (MWI), Sales Manager at Straaltechniek International (SIN) in The Netherlands.

As the Aviation Industry Holds Its Breath: Outsourced Shot-Peening Can Keep MROs Agile

The aviation industry is living through what can only be described as a stunning singularity. With fleets remaining grounded and the global pandemic marching on, aircraft manufacturers and MROs are operating (or not operating) under conditions of mind-boggling uncertainty. Here, we talk to Wheelabrator’s global airblast team on why they are continuing to build subcontract peening capacity in the UK and how this could offer a flexible way back for MROs. Yves Dufour directs Wheelabrator’s Global Air team as Senior Vice President, while Tony Grammauro is VP in charge of Wheelabrator Impact Finishers. Both workextensively with the global aviation industry, delivering super-high-spec, critical peening processes in the form of equipment, support and subcontract work.

Cover Page

Innovative Process for Automatic Cleaning of Centrifuged Muds

Science Update

Cavitation Abrasive Surface Finishing (CASF) for the Improvement of Fatigue Strength of Titanium Alloy Ti6Al4V Manufactured by Electron Beam Melting

Author: Hitoshi Soyama, Daniel G. Sanders

Good Vibrations

Quality Assurance In Mass Finishing – The Present And Future

Author: Dirk Gather

Off the Beaten Track

A Flying Dream

Author: Giovanni Gregorat

From Editor's Desk

Invitation to the 2nd International Conference on Advanced Surface Enhancement (INCASE 2021)


A Universal Shot Peening Machine?

High Efficiency and Precision Shot Peening Process for Aero-Engine Blade Tenon

Existing Blasting Machine With Improved Performance

Perfect Surface Finishes for 3D Printed Components

EcoProBooth Combines Interior and Exterior Painting Efficiently In One Box

Great Plains Manufacturing Selects Pangborn for Company-Wide Initiative to Optimize Assembly Process