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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Weiler Corp. launches new website as part of new brand identity

November 18, 2014

Weiler Corp., a provider of power brushes, abrasives, and maintenance products for surface conditioning based in Cresco, Pa., has announced a multimillion-dollar initiative that includes a new brand identity, facility expansion, increased staffing, and new training tools. To support the...

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Wall Colmonoy names managing director for European headquarters

November 18, 2014

Wall Colmonoy, a manufacturer of surfacing and brazing products, castings, and engineered components, has appointed Steph Curtis as managing director for its European headquarters in Swansea, Wales. He joined the company in January 2014 after spending 30 years in strategic, operational, and...

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Ultrasonic parts washer models cover small to large parts

November 12, 2014

Fountain Industries offers EcoMaster® ultrasonic parts washers. Featuring full-wave, ceramically enhanced transducers, the washers are designed for industrial, automotive aftermarket, vehicle repair, and service applications. Three models are available for small to medium-sized parts: EM100US...

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Robotic finishing machine blasts shot or grit

November 11, 2014

Guyson Corp. has introduced a new version of its RB-RSSA-8 robotic blast system, designed for cleaning and surface preparation of machined aerospace castings using either shot or grit media. The system has a FANUC Robotics LR Mate-200iD 6-axis robot mounted on the reinforced back wall of the...

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Abrasive blend products available in discs, belts

November 10, 2014

Norton | Saint-Gobain has launched a product line expansion of its Neon abrasive products. They feature a proprietary grain technology and a resin bond system for improved grain adhesion. The line includes fiber, flap, and cloth quick-change discs and file and narrow belts. They are suitable...

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CNC system delivers automated black oxide finishing

November 5, 2014

Birchwood Technologies offers the CNC TRU TEMP® finishing system. The nonpolluting, low-temperature process is available in an integrated programmable hoist and tank line to process iron and steel components automatically with a black oxide finish. The self-controlled tank line eliminates the...

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PPG receives three MCA Chairman’s Awards

November 3, 2014

The coil and building products group of PPG Industries, a coatings and specialty materials company in Pittsburgh, has received three 2014 Chairman’s Awards from the Metal Construction Association (MCA), Chicago. The North Scottsdale Park and Ride was selected in the metal roofing category. PPG...

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Bench grinder accommodates long items

November 3, 2014

Built with high-capacity motors for heavy-duty use and long cycles, the 8-in. Powergrind™ model 9682081 bench grinder from Palmgren handles power grinding, cleaning, deburring, chamfering, and sharpening jobs. The machine is designed to handle projects from heavy stock removal to finishing...

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Walter Surface Technologies unveils new website

October 29, 2014

Surface treatment technology provider Walter Surface Technologies, Windsor, Conn., has launched a newly designed and fully featured website at www.walter.com. The site has been updated to deliver improved navigation and functionality. Visitors can access comprehensive product information,...

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Brush filament offers aggression, flexibility

October 23, 2014

Osborn has introduced a crimped rectangular filament in silicon carbide and aluminum oxide on its ATB line of brushes, including FastCut composite wheels, Uni-Lok max-density disc brushes, Uni-Lok Turbo disc brushes, and Uni-Lok quick-change disc brushes. According to the manufacturer, the...

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Wall Colmonoy acquires Franklin Bronze & Alloys

October 22, 2014

Madison Heights, Mich.-based Wall Colmonoy Corp., a manufacturer of surfacing and brazing products, castings, and engineered components, has announced the acquisition of Franklin Bronze & Alloy Co. Inc., a casting foundry in Franklin, Pa. Integrating expertise, sales and marketing teams, and...

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Aluminum oxide abrasive products meet challenging applications

October 22, 2014

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

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Former Burbank mayor awarded lifetime achievement award for metal finishing

October 20, 2014

The Metal Finishing Associations of Southern California (MFASC) and Northern California (MFANC), chapters of the National Association for Surface Finishers (NASF), honored Bill Wiggins, former Burbank mayor and owner of Glendale-based Automation Plating Corp., with its Lifetime Achievement Award....

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Putting the finish first

October 16, 2014

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R & B Wagner, Milwaukee, has had a primary role in the construction industry for more than 100 years. From its early days as a blacksmith shop, the company has grown to become a designer and manufacturer of handrail components and systems; a contract manufacturer for OEMs; and a first-rate finishing company, providing top-notch polishing services for other fabricators and manufacturers. Manufacturing Operations Manager Kane Behling and President Rick Kettler shared the company’s story with Editor Eric Lundin.

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AkzoNobel Powder Coatings opens Southwest service center

October 7, 2014

Global paints and coatings company AkzoNobel Powder Coatings, based in Amsterdam, Netherlands, has opened a service center in Tempe, Ariz., allowing local same-day delivery. The distribution expansion allows the company to market the more than 300 items in its Ready to Ship Generation III...

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