Automated Peen Re-shaping

Automated Peen Re-shaping (APR) follows the same principles as Automated Peen Forming (APF) and is designed to bring distorted structural parts back within their defined tolerance range. A combination of relaxation peening and peen forming is used to bring each component back to its required shape. As in APF, the technology is ready for automated series production once the peening parameters have been established and the corresponding software written.

APR is an extremely efficient process which can be carried out on large components such as fuselage shells and small structures such as aircraft ribs, beams, frames and spars.