This course covers the Conventional Shot Peening process using the SmartPeen® mobile peening unit with vacuum recovery. The participants will learn the basis of shot peening and the specifics related to using the SmartPeen® mobile peening unit with vacuum recovery. In the practical session, the participants will use a SmartPeen® 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 of 70% will provide a Certificate of Achievement.


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

Shot Peening Media
– Types
– Characteristics
– Specifications
– Application Considerations
– Types of Inspections

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

SmartPeen® Peening Specific
– Applications
– Limitations
– Movement of the Head
– Wear
– Maintenance

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

Time Required
6-8 hrs