Shot peening is a widely used surface treatment to improve the static and cyclical strength of metal components. It is utilized in the mechanical stabilization of surface layers and for incorporation of more advantageous residual stresses. In close cooperation with industrial partners, we determine the optimum shot peening parameters in feasibility studies and measure depth-dependent residual stress profiles in our stress measuring laboratories in relation to process parameters. We also determine the hardness, fracture toughness and static and cyclic load bearing capacity of the surface layer. We analyze surface properties such as coverage ratio, roughness and micro-cracking with further technical measurement methods. Fundamental investigations regarding the forming of components by means of shot peening and shot blasting are also integral elements of our area of expertise.