From Editor's Desk
in Vol. 12 - March Issue - Year 2011
Consulting Service for Shot Peening
From being just a professional magazine, MFN expanded into many different areas over the years. It organizes training, publishes books and market studies and has been offering consulting on shot peening for almost a year now. To offer a consulting service for shot peening is a very demanding task. One of the reasons is that unlike giving training or a presentation, one can hardly prepare for such a consulting service. The scope of issues to be evaluated and the problems to be solved are always different and may be connected to a whole range of different fields. They may not even be related to shot peening directly, but to material science, process layout, equipment, logistics, audits, specifications, calibration of equipment and much more. So a consultant for shot peening must not only have a deep knowledge of the related topics and an extensive industrial experience, but also needs a fundamental scientific background. In addition he is required to be a good communicator in order to bring the best possible benefit to a client.
While MFN has, due to the stringent requirements, only a handful of consultants, they are supported by a team of over 50 specialists from 19 countries and 13 international offices around the globe. This unique global network allows MFN to solve almost any shot peening problem. So if one of the consultants may be unsure about a particular topic, he has a whole pool of specialists, institutions and organizations at his service to help him in a particular case. MFN‘s networking concept to support its consultants is unique world-wide, and the key issue which makes it different to any other consulting service in the industry. In addition, customers can submit a description of their shot peening problems beforehand, which allows the consultants to prepare accordingly and to provide a more efficient consulting. Any company that has specific questions and problems related to shot peening, which cannot be answered in a standard training, will benefit from such consulting. A consultant will try to find answers for questions such as: How to peen a particular part? With what media, intensity and coverage? Where to peen it? How to improve the process? What effect could peening have on a particular part? Questions concerning fatigue and residual stress, trouble shooting of a particular application, etc.. If required a consulting service can also be connected to training. MFN is very pleased to have done such consulting already in different parts of the world. For further question contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Andrzej Wojtas (Ph.D.), Chief Editor of MFN, E-mail: email@example.com
Author: Andrzej Wojtas