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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Solvent-based cleaning system allows ultrasonic and filtration simultaneously

July 29, 2014

Dürr Ecoclean offers the EcoCCore system for solvent-based parts cleaning, designed for operations with nonhalogenated hydrocarbons or modified alcohols under full vacuum conditions. Standard equipment includes two flood tanks, heat recovery, and full-flow plus bypass filtration capabilities....

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Machine delivers double-sided deburring in one pass

July 28, 2014

CS Unitec’s Rolei BE 5 deburring machine performs double-sided deburring of stainless steel and aluminum sheets up to 0.2 in. thick in a single pass with no additional treatment. Two abrasive flap wheels rotate in opposite directions to grind both sides of the metal as it passes through. The...

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Self-sharpening sanding disc provides increased stock removal

July 23, 2014

Walter Surface Technologies has introduced the Quick-Step XX sanding disc. According to the company, the disc’s removal rate is twice as fast when compared to regular Velcro® and pressure-sensitive adhesive sanding discs. It provides six times the stock removal compared to regular sanding discs,...

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Blackening process maintains chassis grounding on electrical card cages

July 21, 2014

The LUMICLAD® aluminum blackening process from Birchwood Technologies produces a black finish on electrical card cages and card cage components while maintaining predictable chassis grounding. It is suitable for military, commercial, and industrial applications. The electrically conductive,...

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Tumble belt blast machine features increased durability

July 17, 2014

Viking Blast & Wash Systems has released a newly redesigned tumble belt blast machine. The 7-cu.-ft. model 700s incorporates changes to the loader and discharge belt options that make it durable in heavy-duty and foundry operations. The unit is equipped with a manganese steel flight belt with a...

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Marco launches mobile website

July 16, 2014

Marco Group Intl., Davenport, Iowa, a provider of products and services to the surface preparation and protective coatings industries, has launched a redesigned website at www. marco.us. Developed to be adaptable for use on a computer, tablet, or cell phone, the new design includes interactive...

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Aluminum-oxide surface conditioning materials made for challenging applications

July 15, 2014

Norton | Saint-Goban has expanded its Norton Rapid Prep™ nonwoven surface conditioning product line. The Bear-Tex® portfolio now includes a new regular flex (RF) line of aluminum oxide (A/O) products that are suitable for demanding belt and quick-change disc applications. Featuring a design...

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PCI establishes educational fund

July 14, 2014

The Powder Coating Institute (PCI), Montgomery, Texas, has announced its official establishment of an educational fund designated for awarding scholarships to students who are pursuing studies in fields related to powder coatings. They must be attending an educational institution that offers...

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Report projects metal finishing chemicals demand to reach $9.5 billion by 2020

July 8, 2014

Global Industry Analysts Inc., San Jose, Calif., has released a research report titled "Metal Finishing Chemicals: A Global Strategic Business Report." The report, which provides a comprehensive review of market trends, drivers, mergers, acquisitions, and other strategic metal finishing industry...

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PPG launches online digital design and specifications binder for metal coatings

July 8, 2014

PPG Industries’ coil and building products coatings group, Pittsburgh, has announced that its Architectural Metal Coatings binder is available online in a digital, downloadable format at www.ppgideascapes.com. The digital binder features updated catalogs, product brochures, and data sheets...

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Stainless steel weld finishing by the numbers

July 7, 2014

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As the demand for stainless steel increases, welders and metal fabricators need to understand how to obtain the proper finish.

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Polychem Powder Coatings achieves certificate of excellence from Materials Connexion

July 1, 2014

IFS Coatings, Gainesville, Texas, has announced that its Polychem powder coatings brand has been awarded a Certificate of Material Excellence by Material Connexion and has been accepted into Material Connexion’s library of innovative materials. To be accepted into the library, the Polychem...

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Pferd hires VP of operations

June 30, 2014

Pferd Inc., a manufacturer of abrasive products, cutting tools, industrial and maintenance brushes, and power tools in Leominster, Mass., has appointed Peter Skaalen as its vice president of operations. Based at the company’s Advance Brush facility in Milwaukee, he is responsible for directing...

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From looms to thermal spray to laser cladding

June 30, 2014

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Hayden Corp. has persevered over a century of change. It began as a supplier of wire cloth sold to the papermaking industry. Now it makes use of some of the most advanced surfacing technologies available.

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Sanding discs remove six times more stock than regular discs

June 24, 2014

Walter Surface Technologies has updated its Coolcut XX sanding discs. They feature a blend of abrasive grains, as well as bond and cooling agents. The 4.5-, 5-, and 7-in. general-purpose sanding discs feature Cyclone™ self-sharpening grains, which provide six times more stock removal compared to...

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