International Scientific Committee for Shot Peening Appoints Chairman of 2011 Conference


Jack Champaigne, President of Electronics Incorporated in Mishawaka, Indiana, has been appointed Chairman of the International Scientific Committee for Shot Peening and host of the 11th International Conference on Shot Peening (ICSP-11). The International Conference on Shot Peening is held every three years and ICSP-10 was held in 2008 in Tokyo, Japan. Previous locations have been in Marne la Vallee, France; Munich, Germany; Warsaw, Poland; San Francisco, California, U.S.A.; Oxford, United Kingdom; Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany; Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.; Paris, France; Las, Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A.; and Senlis, France.

The goal of the International Scientific Committee for Shot Peening is to promote the dissemination of knowledge and the research activities in shot peening and its allied processes. Shot peening is a cold-working process in which a metal surface is peened to induce compressive stresses and thereby improve fatigue life. Shot peening is used in aerospace, automotive, energy, medical and other industries that need to improve the fatigue properties of metal components. The study of shot peening's benefits and uses are crucial as the need grows for stronger, safer and lighter metal components in transportation, medical and many other manufacturing applications.

The event will attract approximately 250 members from academic institutions and industrial organizations worldwide. Presenters will present research papers on subjects relating to shot peening including applications in automotive, aerospace, energy (nuclear reactive and offshore technology) and welding structures; metal fatigue and fracture studies; alternative processes; and the measurement and control of the process.

About Electronics Inc.

Electronics Incorporated is a manufacturer of products that improve the quality and control of shot peening. The company also sponsors shot peening workshops and on-site training programs worldwide and publishes a magazine that is read in 85 countries.

Company Information

Contact: Tom Brickley

tom.brickley@electronics-inc.com

Electronics Incorporated

56790 Magnetic Drive

Mishawaka, Indiana 46545

(574)256-5001 or 1-800-832-5653

www.electronics-inc.com

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