Low Plasticity Burnishing (LPB) applies a deep, stable layer of compression in high stress areas of components to extend their service life and improve performance. The patented process works by rolling a high-hardness ball across the surface of the work piece to create zones of beneficial compression. The depth, magnitude, and distribution of the protective zone is designed for the applied stresses, component geometry, and operating environment. The ball is supported by a constant volume flow of fluid, preventing any chance of dragging or damaging the component. LPB is performed using CNC machine tools or robots, making it easily fit into production and maintenance facilities. Parts can be treated during manufacturing or after they have been in service. No alteration of the component’s material or design is required. For more information visit www.lambdatechs.com or call (513) 561-0883.