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On-line Instructor Lead Training

Shockform has developed an innovative on-line instructor lead training method to train your students without the risk of contamination. This training is safer and cheaper than on-site training since the instructor does not have to travel to your facility. There is no risk of contamination and you save on travel costs, hotel costs and meal costs.

At the heart of this on-line instructor lead training method, is a training kit that includes special cameras and tablets that are used for the theoretical session, the practical session and the exam. The special camera setup give the instructor an overview of the students during the theory as well as a three dimensional view of each student during the practical session. The instructor can see and correct the student’s technique in real time as if he was on-site. The tablets allow each individual student to take the on-line exam. The exam is given under the watchful eye of the instructor who is able to answer questions and ensure the integrity of the results. The training kit is free to use when returned to Shockform after the training.

The on-line instructor lead training is available for flapper peening, needle peening and manual peening training. For more information, give us a call at (450) 430-8000 or send us a message

Shockform has been delivering peening related training worldwide for more than 10 years and is the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) of the FlapSpeed® PRO, the SPIKER® and the SmartPeen® tools. Shockform’s senior trainers each have more than 30 years of experience in the Aerospace industry and are members of the SAE AMEC et J SPEC committees on surface enhancement. Shockform’s training team has trained hundreds of students since 2013 in both English and French.


This course covers the theoretical and practical aspects of Flapper Peening. The participants will learn the basis of shot peening and the specifics related to flapper peening. In the practical session, the participants will use a FlapSpeed® PRO to gain hands-on experience with the process while generating a saturation curve. A written exam is given to the participants and a passing grade will provide a Certificate of Achievement.


Introduction to Peening
– Why do we peen?
– Applications in Aerospace
– How Peening Works
– Importance of Quality Peening
– Considerations before Peening

Peening Intensity
– Intensity = Impact Force
– Thickness of the layer of Compression
– Finding the Intensity
– Generating a Saturation Curve
– Practical Saturation Curve

Peening Coverage
– What is Coverage?
– How is Coverage measured?
– 100% Coverage
– 200% Coverage

Exploring Flapper Peening
– How does Flapper Peening work?
– Flapper Peening Applications
– Limitations
– Type of Flaps
– Type of Mandrels
– Changing the Flaps
– Movement of the Flap
– Stand-Off Distance
– Arc Height Conversion
– Typical blending Instructions
– Audits and Certifications

Using the FlapSpeed® PRO
– Why a Flapper Peening Controller
– Features of the FlapSpeed® PRO
– Straight Handpiece
– 90 degree Handpiece
– Connectors
– Menus
– Log

FlapSpeed® PRO Practical
Each participant will setup the unit and generate a saturation curve. The instructor will verify the technique and the intensity obtained with the FlapSpeed® PRO using the integrated saturation curve solver.

– The student who completes the exam with a grade of 70% and higher will obtain a certificate of achievement.

Time Required

6-8 hrs