All mechanical sectors, each in their own way, may obtain benefits from surface treatments.
In some industrial applications for instance a precise surface roughness is needed for functional reasons, in others they need to be sanitized and easily cleaned, in others again the correction of geometries is of utmost importance. Research on fatigue performance and reliability remain a common effort of all industrial sectors. Shot peening is the best treatment to prolong the life of mechanical and structural components.
The treatment enables to increase the duration and the service loads, to improve lubrication, to reduce noise and to increase resistance to corrosion and to design lighter components, thus saving material and energy, towards a “greener” design concept.