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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Abrasive belts, discs deliver fast cutting

December 2, 2016

Norton | Saint-Gobain has introduced the Norton Red Heat R983 line of abrasive belts and discs. The ceramic grain delivers sharp, fast cutting and resistance to wear, the company states.Designed for grinding and polishing of INCONEL® alloy, stainless steel, and carbon steel, the discs and belts...

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Angled flap discs grind hard-to-reach places

December 1, 2016

Weiler Abrasives Group has added an angled flap disc to its Tiger® coated abrasives lineup. The disc delivers aggressive grinding with flexibility for finishing fillet welds, T-joints, and hard-to-reach places and for repair and rework. The disc is designed for grinding steel, stainless steel, and...

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Grinding wheel finishes with low vibration

November 29, 2016

Rex-Cut Abrasives offers the Sigma Green Max grinding wheel. Designed for aggressive grinding, it delivers high removal rates with less destructive finishes and reduced wear on operators, according to the manufacturer. Suitable for use on metals such as stainless steel, mild steel, hard face,...

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Linetec names inside sales manager

November 22, 2016

Wausau, Wis.-based paint and anodize finisher Linetec has appointed Michael Bridenhagen to lead the inside sales and customer service team. Bridenhagen has more than 20 years of experience in sales and management roles, most recently serving as sales manager for Eastbay Inc./Footlocker.com. He also...

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Nonmetallic lubricant serves as alternative to precoat, copper wire coatings

November 17, 2016

Carpenter Technology Corp. has developed CarTech® EcoClear™ wire coating for cold heading fabrication of industrial fasteners used in aerospace, automotive, and consumer end-use applications. The nonmetallic lubricant, applied as a thin coating to heading-grade wire, was developed to provide an...

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Vertical dry sander designed for heavy-duty applications

November 17, 2016

Kalamazoo Industries offers the model S14D vertical dry sander for heavy-duty applications in manufacturing and fabrication. The sander features a 14- by 103-in. belt, a 14-1/2- by 36-in. steel platen, a 14- by 32-in. work surface, a 14- by 18-in. tilt worktable, magnetic controls with a jog...

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Polishing machine achieves mirror-like finish on round tube

November 9, 2016

Finishing equipment manufacturer NS Máquinas Industriais introduced another machine for polishing round tube, either straight or bent. Leveraging the expertise used in developing its ML100 and ML150, the company’s latest machine is designed to produce a mirror-like finish. The machine uses three...

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Greenkote adds anticorrosion coating capacity in Ohio

October 31, 2016

Greenkote, a provider of anticorrosion metal coatings, has more than doubled the capacity at its headquarters production facility in Brook Park, Ohio, in response to increased demand. Additional equipment has increased current capacity by nearly 2.5 times, enabling the facility to process more than...

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Industrial Diamond Association of America to host superabrasives course Nov. 16-17

October 28, 2016

The Industrial Diamond Association of America Inc. will present its Superabrasive Materials, Principles and Applications course Nov. 16-17, 2016, at the YG-1 Advanced Manufacturing Center in Charlotte, N.C.Through technical sessions and live demonstrations, attendees will learn about proper...

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Tube finishing machine handles straights, curves

October 28, 2016

Situation Ferrita Sweden AB, Köping, Sweden, specializes in stainless steel exhaust systems, mainly for passenger cars. The company has an international reach, making systems for brands from all over the world. It also makes systems for niche models—the Chrysler Viper, Maserati GranTurismo,...

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Variable-speed grinders perform tasks from heavy material removal to polishing

October 27, 2016

POWERGRIND-XP™ variable-speed grinders from Palmgren are suitable for a variety of finishing applications. At high speeds, they perform heavy material removal, deburring, and chamfering; at lower speeds, they can be used for cleaning, polishing, sharpening, and finishing. The grinders feature LED...

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Direct-to-metal coating designed to perform similarly to primer-topcoat systems

October 26, 2016

PPG has introduced SPECTRACRON® SPM series DTM (direct-to-metal) monocoat, a one-component coating that helps prevent corrosion on heavy-duty, transportation, agricultural, and construction equipment. The coating is engineered for direct application to pretreated metal substrates while providing...

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Duval increases precision grinding capabilities

October 26, 2016

Duval Precision Grinding, Chicopee, Mass., has announced it is expanding its capabilities for landing gear precision grinding and surface finishing to accommodate an increase over the past year of up to 70 percent in landing gear work. The expansion includes the addition of new equipment to extend...

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Blast cleaning large fabrications efficiently

October 24, 2016 | By Tim Heston

Two blast room products aim to minimize the non-value-added time in manual blast cleaning.

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Pferd hosts Manufacturing Day event

October 20, 2016

Pferd Inc., a Milwaukee-based manufacturer of brushes, abrasives, and power tools, hosted a Manufacturing DaySM event at its headquarters in early October.Manufacturing Day is a nationwide celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next-generation workforce. As part of the day’s...

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