Vol. 8 May Issue
Year 2007




A Passion About The Measurement Of Residual Stresses

MFN met Michael Braus, the president of Proto Manufacturing for the first time in 2002 in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany at the International Conference on Shot Peening. It was inspiring to talk to such an interesting personality and ever since Michael has not only written a number of articles for MFN, but is also co-author of the book "Shot Peening". MFN took the chance to ask some more questions.

Growing In A Global Economy

Jerry Conover, manager of automated blast systems at Empire Abrasive Equipment Company, updates his firm's growing success in emerging markets.

Cover Page

Diversity, Development and Innovation

Science Update

Stress Peening – a Practical Application: Minibloc-Springs

Author: Prof. Dr. Eckehard Müller

Good Vibrations

Vibratory Finishing Job Shop Centres And Their Manifold Ways To Make Customers Happy… (Part 1)

Author: Dirk Gather

MFN Trainer Column

The Degree Of Coverage

Author: Markus Halder

Off the Beaten Track

The Emperor's Flying Machine

Author: Giovanni Gregorat

Nadcap Column

Root Cause Corrective Action: The Key to Nadcap Sucess

Author: Joanna Leigh - Operations Specialist (Europe) & Jennifer Gallagher - Associate Program Developer (Americas)

From Editor's Desk

Bringing MFN To The Next Level

Author: Andrzej Wojtas (Ph.D.)


Economical Blasting Of Sheet Metal, Metal Profiles And Metal Structures

5th International Trade Fair for Parts Cleaning, in Stuttgart for the First Time

Business Management Track Expands SUR/FIN Educational Curriculum