Newly appearing technical articles - April 2015


The articles listed below are from recent technical journals and may be of interest to members. Copies are available from Margaret O’Malley at IST Headquarters.


PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT "New Lightweight Springs in 2015 Audi A6 Avant",  The Shot Peener , Spring 2015, pp28-38

Audi put new lightweight suspension springs made of glass fibre-reinforced polymer (GFRP) in the 2015 Audi A6 Avant Ultra. Since these new springs won't require shot peening, the success of components made from composites should be noted by the shot peening industry.

The GPRP Spring, which Audi developed in collaboration with the Sogefi Group, even looks different than a steel spring. It is light green, the fibre strand is thicker than the wire of a steel spring and it has a slightly larger overall diameter with a lower number of coils.


Kirk, D. Dr., Conventry University "Essential Elements of Shot Peening”, The Shot Peener , Spring 2015, pp28-38


(..) "If someone can't see the wood for the trees, they get so caught up in small details that they fail to understand the bigger picture." This article explains shot peening in terms of six essential elements (..).


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