- Cut wire shot
Cut wire shot is manufactured from high quality wire in which each particle is cut to a length about equal to its diameter. If required, the particles are conditioned (rounded) to remove the sharp corners produced during the cutting process.
As-cut particles are an effective abrasive due to the sharp edges created in the cutting process. However, as-cut shot is not a desirable shot peening media. The sharp edges, which are potentially damaging to fatigue life, must be removed in a process called "conditioning".
Depending on application, various hardness ranges are available with cut wire media. Generally, the higher the hardness of the media, the lower the durability.
Cut-Wire Shot applications include: peening, cleaning, tumbling and vibratory finishing.
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