Shot Peening and Blasting
We offer a complete suite of Nadcap and AS9100 approved shot peen and blast services for the aerospace industry.
Valence offers a range of shot peen and abrasive blast capabilities, including, manual, saturation, shot peen forming, and blasting as part of our full-service aerospace metal finishing capabilities. We offer NDT and post shot peen chemical processing on a single P/O, with capacity and tooling to handle anything from tiny springs, up to 65’ wing skins.
We peen using many types of media, including cut wire, steel shot, aluminum oxide and glass. Ask us about our on-location repair peening services!
Shot Peen and Blasting Services
Saturation peen refers peening the entire surface of a part, to enhance fatigue resistance. Based on our equipment capability, we can support large quantity orders, or individual parts with a large surface area.
Peen forming is the process of using small steel shot to change the curvature of a part.
Abrasive Blast / Abrasive Clean
- Abrasive Blast / Abrasive Clean – Abrasive blasting and cleaning is used to smooth, or to roughen a surface.
- Aluminum Oxide – Aluminum oxide is a commonly used abrasive for blast finishing and surface preparation.
- Glass Bead Blasting – Glass bead blasting refers to circular glass shot that create a softer, brighter finish on surfaces.
- Plastic Media – Plastic media is a soft shot type that is the preferred and nondestructive way to strip coatings and paint from delicate parts, without compromising part integrity.
Valence performs all of these services to the highest degree of care, with approvals for most prime and military specifications. View our specs here.
Shot Peen and Blast Sizes
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|Abrasive Blast||5'||Abrasive Blast||14'||Glass Bead||10'||Abrasive Blast||32'||Abrasive Blast||4'||Abrasive Blast||12'||Abrasive Blast||40'|
|Part Mark||No Limit||Glass Bead||5'||Part Mark||No limit||Glass Bead||6'||Glass Bead||3'||Glass Bead||12'||Glass Bead||50'|
|Shot Peen||5'||Part Mark||No limit||Shot Peen||3'||Plastic Media||6'||Part Mark||No limit||Part Mark||No limit||Shot Peen||50'|
|Shot Peen||12||Part Mark||No limit||Plastic Bead Blast||2.5'||Shot Peen||30'||Shot Peen Form||40'|
Shot Peen + Blast
Painting + Spray Coatings