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Aerospace shot peening and surface preparation solutions

Aerospace Expertise

Wheelabrator has great experience and understanding of the precision and repeatability required by the major aerospace companies, and its technologies provide a critical step in the manufacturing processes of the OEMs and their second and third tier suppliers.

Precision and Process Repeatability

Wheelabrator automated airblast shot peening systems have been designed specifically for the aerospace industry’s exacting specifications.

Using precise multiple-axis nozzle manipulation in conjunction with part movement, the systems allow for flexibility and repeatability for the preparation of a wide variety of engine components.

All systems comply with international specifications and audits, such as AMS, Nadcap, MIL and various OEM specific requirements.

Custom-Engineered Solutions

The machine types specified below are just examples of solutions that we could propose. However the majority of machines delivered to the aerospace sector are custom-designed to suit the precise application of the individual customer.

Please use the information as a guide and proof of our capability/experience, but please contact us to find the best solution for you.


Aerospace Specialist Technology Centre 

The Technology Centre in Charleville-Mezieres, France, has built a reputation as the worldwide aerospace peening specialist with a focus on CNC and Robotic airblast technologies.

Specialists at this location offer comprehensive peening and high-precision blasting solutions for aerospace manufacturing and maintenance centres. 

Aerospace Specialist Subcontract Shot Peening Centre

Wheelabrator Impact offers a fast ‘standard’ lead time and an envied AOG service for those regular unforeseen emergencies that occur often in the aerospace industry

Components processed range from very large wing ribs, spars, wing skins and undercarriage components such as gear ribs, linkages, hydraulic cylinders and bolts, as well as landing gear wheels, down to a very small spring or fixing. In addition, aero engine compressor blades, fan blades, drums, spinners and supporting components are fully catered for.

Wheelabrator Impact Finishers

Case Study: Composite Technology

Helicopter rotor blade repairer sees productivity levels lift off after purchasing a bespoke blastroom from Wheelabrator.

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