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Help me find a shop in FL for shot peening

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I can't find a shop that can shot peen, specifically in a bike frame application. I'm probably just looking in the wrong places because there are lots of metal products that are shot peened. I'm trying to find something local, preferrebly in FL, so that's fine tuning the search a little. Anyone know of a place?

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The place that I have found here in Indpls. for shot peening, does mostly all types of blasting work (sand, walnut shell, soda blasting, etc.), so you may want to talk to those type of shops where you're located.

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Mike,

I can't recommend any shot peening shops in FL (I have a few in SoCal) but I can give you some technical pointers (from a prior career) on peening a bicycle frame .

Contact me offline - bmdub02 (aT) yahoO [dOt} com

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Well lots of local companies don't know what shot peening is or can't do it, and I don't feel like going through all the effort to ship the frame anywhere, so I'm just going to have it bead blasted. I'm nut doing it for the metal strengthening qualities anyway.

Thanks for all your input Andy and others.

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My company buys some shot peened (directional flow) tubing for conveying plastic pellets. Not sure if that is the same thing that is done to engine components such as connecting rods. I'll keep looking.

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My company buys some shot peened (directional flow) tubing for conveying plastic pellets. Not sure if that is the same thing that is done to engine components such as connecting rods. I'll keep looking.

If they call the process shot peening then it's the same thing. Some people mis-use the term, but anyone in the industry who says it means it. Yeah, same thing done to various internal engine parts to strengthen them. It's a neat way of strengthening metal once you understand how it works. Don't worry about it though. I decided not to do it.

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