New SAE Shot Peening Sub-Committee Holds First Meeting

Mishawaka, Indiana - (May 9, 2008) The Aerospace Metals Engineering Committee (AMEC) of the Aerospace Materials Division of the Society of Automotive Engineers has sanctioned the formation of a shot peening sub-committee. AMEC is composed of technical specialists in aerospace metallic materials and related processes.

The first responsibility of the group will be to update current shot peening specifications and create new specifications to meet the needs of today's shot peening industries. "Shot peening specs written in the 1940s by OEMs just don't make sense for today's MROs, job shops, product and media manufacturers. This group will be responsible for bringing shot peening specs into the 21st century," said Jack Champaigne, Chairman of the Shot Peening Sub-Committee.

The first meeting of the shot peening sub-committee was in January 2008 in Pacific Grove, California. Twenty-two companies from the U.S., Europe and Asia and the U.S. Army sent 27 representatives to the meeting. During the two-day work session, the group reviewed shot peening specifications including AMS-S-13165, AMS-2430, AMS-2431.2, .3, .6, .7, and SAE J-442. Also discussed was the creation of new shot peening specs for flapper peening, needle peening, ultrasonic peening, eddy current non-destructive testing, low sodium glass bead for peening and the new SAE J-2597 industry standard for use of computer-generated curves for shot peening intensity tests. After the meeting, Mr. Champaigne submitted 14 concepts to AMEC for consideration.

Membership into the AMEC shot peening sub-committee is open to qualified individuals that are interested in contributing to the evaluation and development of shot peening specifications. Contact Jack Champaigne for more information at 1-574-256-2001 or

About Shot Peening
Shot peening is a cold-working process in which the material surface is peened to induce compressive stresses and thereby improve fatigue life. Shot peening is used in aerospace, automotive, mining, medical and other industries that need to improve the fatigue properties of metal components.

Company Information
Contact: Jack Champaigne
Electronics Incorporated
56790 Magnetic Drive
Mishawaka, Indiana 46545
(574)256-5001 or 1-800-832-5653

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