When used for peen applications CeraPeen™ Ceramic Shot offers several advantages over traditional peening media, such as steel shot and glass beads. The media can achieve peening intensities similar to those obtainable with steel shot, but with a resulting lower surface roughness. CeraPeen™ may also be used in peening applications where steel shot cannot be used due to potential ferrous contamination from the steel media.
The high density of CeraPeen™ Shot enables peening intensities, equivalent to those obtainable with glass beads, to be obtained at a greatly reduced abrasive velocity. This feature results in far less abrasive breakdown and thus less dust, a cleaner working environment and better operator visibility.
The narrow particle size distribution coupled with low breakdown rates, up to 15: 1 in favour of CeraPeen™ when compared to glass beads, enables repeatable, consistent results to be achieved, a critical consideration when selecting a media for peening applications.