We offer the services of Industrial Metal Finishing that specializes in small to mid-size parts processing, provides a fast, economical alternative to in-house or overflow processing requirements for shot peening, abrasive blasting and liquid honing. Services are provided out of its facility in the city of Placentia, strategically located in the heart of southern California.

Industrial Metal Finishing specializes in precision shot peening for the medical, aircraft, aerospace, electronics, energy and transportation industries. IMF is an approved vendor for many large national companies, including; Alcoa, Medtronic, National Oilwell Varco, Parker Aerospace, Textron United Technologies, and more.

Industrial Metal Finishing, Inc is Nadcap accredited for Surface Enhancement and our quality system is registered to ISO 9001:2015, AS9100D and ISO 13485:2016.

Shot peening is a controlled process that impacts metal surfaces with spherical particles, which realigns the mechanical structure at the surface and produces a compressive residual stress layer that inhibits the formation of fatigue cracks on the materials surface and substantially increases the service life of the product.

IMF’s engineering team will work closely with you to develop a process that increases the strength, performance, and lifecycle of critical components. IMF will assist you with troubleshooting performance issues, interpreting industry specifications, and developing proprietary peening specifications. Our highly skilled quality technicians conduct both visual inspections and surface imaging studies to quantify the effects of the shot peening process and verify process integrity.

Installation qualifications (IQ) and operational qualifications (OQ) are completed for all processing and support equipment within IMF’s validated facility.

As a customer-focused organization, we build strong relationships with each of our clients and provide services of exceptional quality and value. We are a trusted vendor for many large national companies and are capable of adhering to relevant automotive, aerospace, mil-spec, and medical industry standards. For more information about our shot peening services and how they can benefit your organization, contact us today.

Shot Peening Capability Details

General Capabilities

  • Consulting
  • Development
  • Engineering
  • Inspection
  • Process Validation (Operational Qualification, Performance Qualification)

Finishing Service

  • Shot Peening


  • Increases the material fatigue life
  • Provides mechanical lubricity
  • Enhances resistance to stress corrosion cracking
  • Increases service life of product
  • Chemical and coating free process
  • Inhibits formation of fatigue cracks on the materials surface

Shot Type

  • Cast Steel Shot
  • Conditioned Cut Wire Shot
  • Glass Shot
  • Ceramic Shot

Part Length

  • Up to 120 in.

Part Width

  • Up to 30 in.

Part Height

  • Up to 30 in.

Part Weight

  • Up to 3500 lbs.


  • Checked to Shot Peeing Specifications
  • Visual Inspection
  • Surface Imaging
  • Surface Profile

Support Services

  • Ultrasonic Cleaning
  • Deburring
  • Abrasive Blasting
  • Liquid Honing

Production Volume

  • Prototype
  • Low Volume
  • Medium Volume
  • High Volume Capable
  • Short Run
  • Long Run

Typical Lead Times Available

  • 3-5 Days on Repeat Orders
  • 7-10 Days on New Jobs

Additional Information

Industry Focus

  • Aerospace
  • Defense
  • Electronics
  • Energy
  • Medical
  • Oil and Gas
  • Transportation

Standard Specifications

  • SAE AMS 2430
  • SAE AMS 2431
  • SAE AMS-S-13165
  • SAE J2441
  • SAE J3020
  • MIL PRF-9954
  • MIL-P-81985
  • Boeing BAC 5730
  • Lycoming 545
  • Parker BPS 4716
  • Parker BPS 4018

Industry Standards

  • FAA Approved Shot Peening Registrar
  • Federal Aviation Administration
  • FDA
  • Food And Drug Administration
  • ISO 9000
  • International Organization for Standardization
  • Mil-Spec
  • Military Specifications
  • Nadcap
  • National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program
  • SAE
  • Society of Automotive Engineers