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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Acme Mfg. opens second manufacturing facility in Michigan

August 31, 2015

Acme Mfg. Co., a manufacturer of integrated centerless and robotic belt grinding systems and automated polishing, buffing, deburring, and grinding systems, has added a second manufacturing facility in Auburn Hills, Mich. The 45,000-sq.-ft. building will accommodate additional manufacturing...

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Abtex Corp. fills two management positions

August 28, 2015

Dresden, N.Y.-based Abtex Corp. has hired Lyell Adler as controller and Shirley Bendura as purchasing agent. Adler, who oversees all financial operations and controls, worked previously at Mettler-Toledo High-Speed, where he held a similar position. He has more than two decades of financial...

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Pferd hires customer service manager

August 26, 2015

Abrasive and industrial brush provider Pferd Inc., Milwaukee, has hired Janet A. Schweitzer as customer service manager. Having previously worked for the Wm. K. Walthers Co. and C&H Distributors, Schweitzer has more than nine years of experience in customer sales and service and nine years of...

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Catalog highlights surface conditioning products

August 26, 2015

Weiler Corp. has released a 52-page welding and fabrication catalog. Available in print and digital versions, it contains product information for the new Tiger® X flap disc, along with the company’s other products, including coated abrasives, bonded abrasives, and brushes. The digital...

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The best of both worlds

August 24, 2015

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Typically, fabricators have had to choose between an aggressive cutting disc that is thrown away at the end of each shift or a long-lived disc that usually doesn't cut as well and causes the operator to push more while handling the power tool. Weiler Corp. has developed its X3 technology to bridge that gap.

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Osborn names national account manager

August 21, 2015

Osborn, a supplier of industrial brushes, polishing compounds, and buffs in Richmond, Ind., has hired Larry Outtrim as its national account manager. In this role, his responsibilities include maintaining and managing distributor relationships, growth, and overall marketing programs. Although...

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Eutectic Canada gas atomizer entering full-production phase

August 21, 2015

Eutectic Canada has launched its next-generation gas atomizer program, which enables the company to produce thermal spray and PTA coating powders in its Granby, Quebec, manufacturing facility. The company reports it now is producing metal and metal-matrix powders with perfectly spherical...

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Powder clear coats available in many formulations

August 12, 2015

IFS Coatings has launched a new line of powder coating clear coats, IFS Purecoat. The clear powder coatings protect materials while allowing the color or substrate beneath to show through. The powders are available in several different product chemistries, including polyesters, super durables,...

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Electrochemical weld cleaning products restore stainless steel surfaces

August 10, 2015

Walter Surface Technologies has added three electrochemical weld cleaning products to the SURFOX™ line. They are designed to clean, restore, and protect stainless steel surfaces. Designed as a pre-primer, Pre-Weld removes contaminants from metallic surfaces before welding. With a reduced VOC...

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Osborn names territory sales manager

August 5, 2015

Osborn, a supplier of industrial brushes, polishing compounds, and buffs based in Richmond, Ind., has hired Cole Butler as a territory sales manager. Butler held the same position for the company from 2011 to 2013, but his territory now is expanded to include northern Texas, in addition to...

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Mini metal finishing systems perform small-batch blackening

July 28, 2015

Birchwood Technologies offers three mini systems for use in small-batch metal finishing at low temperatures. The company offers these blackening systems for the Presto Black® and TruTemp® processes for iron and steel parts, and the Lumiclad® process for aluminum parts. All three processes use a...

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Deburring: A standard operation?

July 27, 2015

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According to LaRoux K. Gillespie, author of SME's Deburring and Edge Finishing Handbook, a shop can establish its own deburring standard, with the absence of one official standard in U.S. industry. It’s just a matter of communicating the specifics of the final edge finish.

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Metal conditioner descales while preconditioning metal surfaces

July 23, 2015

PPG Industries’ industrial coatings business has introduced ULTRAX® metal conditioner 257. This near-neutral descaler removes weld scale, light oxide, and other impurities from steel surfaces and preconditions galvanized steel, white metal, aluminum, and other nonferrous metals before...

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Disc sander has vacuum base for dust collection

July 23, 2015

The Kalamazoo Industries DS12V disc sander has an enclosed base housing a 100-CFM vacuum dust collector to help contain abrasive particles produced during sanding. A door in the base allows access to the cloth bag filter, which can be removed, shaken out, and replaced. Features include a steel...

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Electrostatic finishing applicator delivers high transfer efficiencies

July 21, 2015

Ransburg® has introduced the RansFlex® manual electrostatic finishing applicator. The small, lightweight unit features protected strategic components with proprietary DeVilbiss® cascade atomization technology. According to the company, the applicator offers high transfer efficiencies and...

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