The 1st edition of Shot Peening was printed in 2006. The 6th edition has now been released in 2022 and is currently available. A few new authors have joined, but the core team, even after 16 years, is still the same. It is certainly not taken for granted that such a large team of 21 authors can work successfully together on a project for so long!
Despite the ever-increasing importance of shot peening in many industries such as aviation, aerospace and automotive technology, it is still not taught at many technical universities. A great part of the education concerning shot peening has been left to the private sector. At the MFN education division, hundreds of specialists are trained every year in the process of shot peening. MFN has access to over 30 shot-peening trainers; furthermore, our organization has access to three permanently available training centres in Germany, Holland and Singapore in which practical education is offered.
The initial idea for this Shot Peening book was to summarize basic shot peening knowledge in a well-structured way and make it available to professionals around the world. The book has been revised and updated for the 6th time and includes chapters concerning future developments in shot peening or related technologies. The combined knowledge of over 20 authors specialised in shot peening and the fact that this book has already reached its 6th edition, turns it into one of the most read professional publications in this particular industrial literature.
I would like to thank all of you for your contributions and the yearlong cooperation on this issue. Your effort has made this valuable book about shot peening turn into a real milestone within our industry!
Andrzej Wojtas (Ph.D.), Chief Editor
of MFN, E-mail: email@example.com