WICHITA, KS. JUNE 16, 2021 – Valence Surface Technologies, the largest independent provider of aerospace product finishing services, has completed the installation of a 30-foot long passthrough robotically controlled shot peen machine to greatly boost the current shot peen capabilities in the Central United States. Valence Wichita enhancing the current shot peen infrastructure will enable peening for all sized parts processed between their Wichita and Grove facilities.

Equipment features:

  • 30’ x 5’ x 3.5’ work envelope
  • Robotic control equipped with four separate peening nozzles
  • Variable controlled PCL’s to decrease intensity to prevent warpage
  • Passthrough setup allows for a quick rack and runs part introduction system

Approvals:

  • BAC5730
  • AIPS/AIPI 02-02-004
  • BAPS 185-002
  • AMS 2430
  • GAMPS 2102

“We are constantly striving to improve our capabilities for our customer base.
This equipment increases the ability to reduce delays and cost resulting from transit by offering all required processes in a single facility.”
– Freddy Hutt, Facility Manager

Founded in 1991, Valence Wichita (Chrome Plus International, LLC.) is considered a world leader in aerospace finishing and is valued by its global customers due to its industry leading capabilities and approvals covering the global aerospace market. Valence Wichita services are available for aluminum, steel, titanium and chrome materials. In addition to our metal finishing services, Valence also offers supply chain management, chrome coating deposition, differential deposition, mismatched or worn surface repair, CNC cylindrical grinding, centerless grinding infeed and thru feed and vertical horizontal honing.

About Valence Surface Technologies
Valence Surface Technologies is the world’s largest independent provider of Aerospace product finishing services. With 11 locations and over 2,500 unique industry approvals, Valence processes more than 1 million parts per month. In addition to being Nadcap accredited, all Valence sites provide specialized metal processing and finishing services to a diversified set of fast-growing commercial aerospace, defense, and space/satellite markets. Valence partners with its customers to deliver best-in-class quality, turn times, and full-service supply chain solutions.