Effect of Time Variation on Shot Peening Process to the Surface Properties of SS-316L Osteosynthesis Plate
Shot-peening is one of the surface modification methods to increase material hardness and smoothen its surface at the same time. SS-316L, one type of biocompatible material, is commonly used in medical field particularly for joining fractured bones. However, the surface-crack-prone characteristic of SS-316L has limited its application to be used for such application. In this research, steel balls with diameter 0.4 mm is subjected to the surface of SS-316L Osteosynthesis Plate with variation of time; 9, 10, 11 and 12 minutes holding at constant pressure of 6 bar. The nozzle-to-plate distance is fixed at 100 mm. The impact of the shot balls is a deformed surface and produces a flat-like structure on osteosynthesis plate shot in 12 minutes time. The result shows that shot peening of SS 316L gives its best microstructure after 12 minutes of treatment.
P. Prihandoko et al., "Effect of Time Variation on Shot Peening Process to the Surface Properties of SS-316L Osteosynthesis Plate", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 842, pp. 430-434, 2016