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Metal Improvement Company Introduces Peenscansm Pen

11 January 2006

News Release

January 11, 2006

Paramus, NJ, Jan. 11 – Metal Improvement Company has introduced the Peenscan Pen, a new product for the shot peening industry that greatly facilitates quality control of the shot peening process.

The Peenscan Pen provides a convenient method for applying a thin coating of fluorescent tracer fluid to very specific areas of a part without the need for masking. The tracer fluid can be utilized during initial engineering set-up of a part for shot peening as well as for monitoring critical areas (gear teeth, etc.) during production shot peening. Use of fluorescent tracer fluid is a practical way to measure shot peening coverage in terms of amount and uniformity by monitoring the degree of removal of a fluorescent dye after shot peening.

The Peenscan Pen is available with two different fluorescent fluids. Selection of the appropriate Peenscan Pen is dependent on the hardness of the metal and the intensity of the shot peening process. Many aerospace, automotive and industrial manufacturers have approved the Peenscan process.

The Peenscan Pen is available for purchase directly from Metal Improvement Company, as well as from Electronics, Incorporated in North America and Nako-M-Link in Singapore.

Metal Improvement Company provides precision metal finishing services, including shot peening, laser peening, coating services and heat treating, through a network of over 50 facilities in North America and Europe. Metal Improvement Company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE: CW).

Curtiss-Wright Corporation, headquartered in Roseland, NJ, is a diversified company that designs, manufactures and overhauls products for motion control and flow control applications in addition to providing metal treatment services. For more information about Curtiss-Wright visit

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