VOL. 17 July ISSUE YEAR 2016


GMA Garnet (GMA) has spent over 30 years establishing itself as the global leader in the garnet abrasive market. GMA not only mines, processes and distributes garnet for the surface preparation and waterjet cutting industries, but also leads the way in garnet recycling. GMA is the only garnet abrasive producer to own and manage its entire supply chain from start to finish. At the helm of this unique organisation is Group CEO Stephen Gobby, who shares with MFN the company's outlook and customer-focused initiatives for the future.

Clemco International Inc. and Clemco Industries Corp. are sister companies with common U.S. ownership; both have engineering and manufacturing operations. Clemco Industries, with operational headquarters near Saint Louis, Missouri, primarily serves North and South American markets. Clemco International, with operational headquarters near Munich, Germany, is responsible for serving the rest of the world through locations in Europe and Asia. The Clemco companies design, build, and market air operated blast equipment serving contractor and industrial markets. MFN had the pleasure to talk to Seán R. Cleary, Global Business Development Manager and third-generation family member active in the Clemco Business.


Cover Page

Science Update

Author : Hitoshi Soyama (Dr. Eng.) Professor

Shot Peening in the Automotive Industry

Author : Mario Guagliano

Good Vibrations

Author : Eugen Holzknecht

MFN Trainer Column

Author : Branko Cvetkovic

Off the Beaten Track

Author : Giovanni Gregorat

From Editor's Desk

Author : Professor Chuanhai Jiang


Author : Constance MOREL-OUSTLANT

Author : Doris Schulz