Finishing

The finishing technology area has information on blast cleaning machines, cleaning and degreasing machines, deburring machines, drying systems, grinders, ovens, polishing and sanding machines, painting equipment, powder coating equipment, and vibratory finishing machines.

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Trojan Powder Coating opens third location

May 19, 2015

Trojan Powder Coating has opened its third location, Trojan Architectural Coaters Inc., in Pompano Beach, Fla. The firm also has plants in Bay Shore, N.Y., and Sarasota, Fla. The 50,000-sq.-ft. facility can accommodate large projects and material storage. Its well-established paint line has been...

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LED light fixture rated for paint spray booths

May 19, 2015

The EPL-48-2L-LED-G2 explosionproof LED light fixture from Larson Electronics is approved for use in paint spray booths. It is equipped with two second-generation, 28-W lamps, producing 7,000 lumens. This fixture, which carries a T6 temperature rating, is approved for Class 1 Division 1 Groups...

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Nonwoven abrasive wheels, brushes work on steel, brass, aluminum

May 15, 2015

Osborn has introduced a new line of JacksonLea® nonwoven abrasive wheels and brushes. The heavy-duty, nonwoven products provide consistent cleaning, finishing, and polishing on a variety of materials, including steel, brass, and aluminum, the company reports. Surface-finishing wheels are...

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Chemetall acquires aluminum finishing business of Chemal GmbH & Co. KG

May 14, 2015

Chemetall, Baton Rouge, La., a global business unit of Albemarle Corp., has acquired the business of Chemal GmbH & Co. KG, Hamm, Germany. Chemal specializes in R&D of surface finishing chemicals for aluminum and its alloys, with emphasis on anodizing and pretreatment technologies. Chemetall...

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Grinding wheel is 0.25 in. thick for additional life

May 13, 2015

Rex-Cut Abrasives has expanded its Sigma Green grinding wheel line to include Sigma Green Max, a 0.25-in.-thick version designed for added life. The wheel is produced from bonded resin with a combination of grains that enable it to grind extremely fast compared to other products without sacrificing...

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CGW hires territory sales manager

May 13, 2015

CGW-Camel Grinding Wheels, Niles, Ill., a manufacturer and supplier of grinding wheels, has hired Breck Taylor as its new territory sales manager. With more than a decade working in the industry, Taylor is responsible for the Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas, and Nebraska areas. He previously was a...

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Midwest Group One announces name change

May 12, 2015

Minneapolis-based Midwest Group One, comprising Randbright, Midwest Sandright, and Midwest Automation, has changed its name to Midwest Automation LLC in an effort to simplify its corporate brand identity. The company continues to manufacture deburring, finishing, polishing, and wet dust...

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Reciprocating surface grinder available

May 8, 2015

Knuth Machine Tools USA has introduced the HFS-B VC series reciprocating surface grinder. It comes with a programmable Siemens PLC, magnetic clamping plate, and coolant and exhaust system with complete particle filtration. Table size is 10 by 20 in. to 16 by 31 in., and the grinding wheel size...

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Machine deburrs powdered-metal parts in the green state

May 8, 2015

Abtex Corp. has introduced a machine to deburr powdered-metal parts when they’re still in the green state before sintering. Green parts are much less expensive to deburr than the same parts after they’re hardened in the sintering process, states the company. The unit deburrs both sides of...

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Right resources + enough time = safe finishing

May 6, 2015

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A shop’s finishing team has the time and resources it needs to work safely. Time comes from proper scheduling and incentives that promote safe work practices. The resources come from five key areas: working environment, personal protection, fixturing and ergonomics, tools and abrasives, and power sources.

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Walter Surface Technologies receives Supplier of the Year Award

April 29, 2015

Walter Surface Technologies, Montreal, a provider of surface treatment technologies, has been awarded the Supplier of the Year Award by Indica Marketing Group for the fourth time. More than 100 of Indica’s distributors submitted their votes to select their best supplier. The votes were based...

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DeWys Mfg. Inc. adds powder coat system

April 24, 2015

Precision metal fabricator DeWys Mfg. Inc. has added a $1.75 million powder coat system to its facility in Marne, Mich. The paint line features a 900-ft. conveyor system, touchscreen control panels, and customer-specific racking and load design capabilities. Features include a five-stage...

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DeVilbiss announces return to racing

April 24, 2015

Toledo, Ohio-based Finishing Brands, manufacturer of DeVilbiss industrial finishing equipment, has announced a return to racing with the sponsorship of the DeVilbiss CRP Audi R8 LMS Ultra. This sponsorship brings a new look to the car’s exterior, featuring the company logo and spray gun on the...

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Product line offers contaminant-free finishing

April 24, 2015

Finishing Brands has announced the availability of the DeVilbiss CLEAN™ product line to the industrial market. The products for contaminant-free finishing have traditionally been available only to the automotive refinishing market. The product line includes personal protection equipment for...

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Weiler Corp. expands headquarters

April 23, 2015

Weiler Corp., a provider of abrasives, power brushes, and maintenance products for surface conditioning, has expanded its office space in Cresco, Pa. The expansion is part of a larger initiative that includes the launch of a redesigned website, investment in capital equipment, a new brand...

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