The Application of Mechanical Surface Treatment in the Passenger Car Industry

  1. Prof. Dr.-Ing Lothar Wagner Chairman of ICSP8
  1. Peter Hutmann

Published Online: 7 FEB 2006

DOI: 10.1002/3527606580.ch1

Shot Peening

Shot Peening

How to Cite

Hutmann, P. (2003) The Application of Mechanical Surface Treatment in the Passenger Car Industry, in Shot Peening (ed L. Wagner), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527606580.ch1

Editor Information

  1. TU Clausthal, Institut für Werkstoffkunde und Werkstofftechnik, Agricolastr. 6, D-38678 Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Germany

Author Information

  1. BMW Group, Munich, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 FEB 2006
  2. Published Print: 12 MAY 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527305377

Online ISBN: 9783527606580



  • shot peening;
  • mechanical surface treatment;
  • automotive industry


The development of light-weight and thus fuel efficient and environment-friendly cars is one of the most important challenges facing the automotive industry. Methods to increase the performance and strength of individual components are very important.

Shot peening is competing with various other mechanical and thermo-mechanical methods for surface treatment. Requirements to the component design as well as manufacturing conditions determine the choice of the optimal method. However, shot peening is a well-established method that efficiently increases the fatigue strength of highly stressed automotive components.