What does the shock-wave technology mean?

For the first time, the shock-wave technology became popular at the beginning of the eighties when the extracorporeal shock-waves lithotripsy, i.e. the destruction of kidney stones in the human body, was introduced.

Like in many cases, nature is an example of especially effective methods. Flashlights in thunderstorms e.g. show that even relatively low energy rates can produce extremely high power levels - i.e. a pulse of several gigawatt up to terrawatt during the abrupt discharge of the electrical energy stored in the clouds

The trick of this process becomes clear - quick transformation of energy in extremely short time!

On the next pages we would like to explain the special characteristics of shock waves and their application for industrial purposes.