Shot Peening Training – SMARTPEEN®

This course covers the Conventional Shot Peening process using the SmartPeen® mobile peening unit with vacuum recovery. The participants will learn the basis of shot peening and the specifics related to using the SmartPeen® mobile peening unit with vacuum recovery. In the practical session, the participants will use a SmartPeen® to gain hands-on experience with the process while generating a saturation curve. A written exam is given to the participants and a passing grade of 70% will provide a Certificate of Achievement.


Introduction to Shot Peening

  • Why do we peen?
  • Applications in Aerospace
  • How Peening Works
  • Importance of Quality Peening
  • Considerations before Peening

Shot Peening Media

  • Types
  • Characteristics
  • Specifications
  • Application Considerations
  • Types of Inspections

Peening Intensity

  • Intensity = Impact Force
  • Thickness of the layer of Compression
  • Finding the Intensity
  • Generating a Saturation Curve
  • Practical Saturation Curve

Peening Coverage

  • What is Coverage?
  • How is Coverage measured?
  • 100% Coverage
  • 200% Coverage

SmartPeen® Peening Specific

  • Applications
  • Limitations
  • Movement of the Head
  • Wear
  • Maintenance


The student who completes the exam with a grade of 70% and higher will obtain a certificate of achievement.

Time Required

6-8 hrs