The Twelfth International Conference on Shot Peening was held September 15-18, 2014, in Goslar, Germany. The International Conference on Shot Peening is the triennial conference of the International Scientific Committee for Shot Peening (ISCSP).
Related mechanical surface treatments - such as deep rolling, laser peening, ultrasonic peening, combined processes and other cold work processes inducing compressive surface residual stresses - are within the scope of the conference, especially when compared to shot peening. Shot Peening and related mechanical surface treatments have proved to be powerful instruments in enhancing the resistance of components to various kinds of stress-induced damage, particularly with respect to fatigue and corrosion damage. The service lives of a wide variety of structural components, irrespective of shape and dimensions, can be improved dramatically by shot peening. The commercial benefits of applying mechanical surface treatments are increasingly recognized, especially in the automotive and aerospace industries.
Prof. Lothar Wagner
Clausthal University of Technology, Germany