VOL. 12 January ISSUE YEAR 2011


The publisher and founder of MFN, Steven Baiker, is certainly not a person who likes being in the center of attention. To the contrary, he always makes it a point to operate in the background. However, the 10th anniversary of MFN is an event that calls for him to speak up for once. The story about MFN is worth being told, so the Chief Editor Andrzei Wojtas insisted on interviewing Steven Baiker for this 10th anniversary edition.

An interview with President Lasse Suominen of Stresstech Oy

This month MFN meets Mario Guagliano, Associate Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering in Politecnico di Milano, the oldest and largest technical university in Italy. We met him in his office and then we went to the Department Labs where we had the opportunity to see the powerful testing facilities and some experimental tests performed on shot peened parts under the projects directed by Mario. He collaborates with different industries in projects aimed at characterizing the role of shot peening in improving mechanical behaviour of structural and mechanical components, especially to enhance their fatigue strength.

Cover Page

Science Update

Shot Peening in the Automotive Industry

Author : Mario Guagliano

Standards Forum

Author : Paul Huyton

Good Vibrations

Author : Mathieu Geuting

Off the Beaten Track

Author : Giovanni Gregorat

Nadcap Column

From Editor's Desk

Author : Andrzej Wojtas


Author : Doris Schulz

Author : Doris Schulz