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Deburring, edge-rounding machines remove burrs up to 0.12 in.

October 9, 2015

Arku Coil Systems Inc. has introduced deburring and edge-rounding machines for use on metal parts that have been punched or cut by laser, plasma, or flame. The EdgeBreaker® can remove thick slag and heavy burrs up to 0.12 in. on parts up to 3.15 in. thick and 51.18 in. wide. The machine can...

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SuperMax: Graining Aluminum with a Superbrush

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SuperMax Tools offers affordable automation with their SuperBrush machine. Find a solution for brushing, deburring, straight-lining, graining, paint prep, and more. We have free sample testing and will run your parts to prove out the process. Call us today! 888-454-3401

B.L. Downey approved by Texas DOT for certified epoxy coating

October 7, 2015

B.L. Downey Co. LLC, Broadview, Ill., has announced its certification as an epoxy coating applicator to Qualification Procedure for Reinforcing Steel Epoxy Coating Applicators by the Texas Department of Transportation Construction Division, Materials & Pavements Section. The company operates...

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Pferd appoints marketing manager

October 6, 2015

Pferd Inc., a manufacturer of abrasive and industrial brush products, has hired Maria Cartier as marketing manager at its U.S. operations in Milwaukee. She has more than 20 years of marketing experience, previously serving as marketing manager at Walter USA and as director of marketing for an...

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CGW hires plant manager

October 1, 2015

Niles, Ill.-based CGW-Camel Grinding Wheels has hired Fred Brutsche as its new plant manager. His responsibilities include overseeing plant operations, customer service, planning, purchasing, and production. Brutsche has more than 25 years of manufacturing experience in such positions as...

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SAF names account manager

September 30, 2015

SAF (Southern Aluminum Finishing Co.) has promoted Matt Welker to account manager. Based in the company’s Atlanta headquarters, he is responsible for sales in the upper Midwest and Southeast, including Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, Virginia, Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin. In this...

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Deburring/finishing machine handles small parts

September 29, 2015

Midwest Automation has introduced the Mini 9 deburring and finishing machine. The 9-in.-wide model 948 is designed for small-part dry deburring and finishing in high-production environments or for use as a secondary machine in a workcell or...

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Metal finishing equipment industry growth spurred by global market expansion

September 23, 2015

The new report “Global Markets and Technologies for Inorganic Metal Finishing Processes (MFG019D)” from BCC Research reveals that increased globalization of businesses and markets for metal finishing equipment will determine the direction of the industry’s growth. The global market for...

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PPG breaks ground on new application development center at Wisconsin plant

September 21, 2015

Pittsburgh-based PPG Industries’ industrial coatings business has broken ground on a new application development center for liquid coatings at its Oak Creek, Wis., plant. The facility will support development of custom formulations of liquid coatings, and it will enable the company to simulate...

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Robotic blast system includes extended lance nozzle

September 17, 2015

Guyson Corp. has designed and built a robotic blast system with an extended lance nozzle for precision grit blasting and surface preparation of the IDs of industrial gas turbine components in manufacturing and repair operations. A FANUC M-710iC robot serves as the lance manipulator in an...

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Powder protects hard-to-reach areas from corrosion

September 17, 2015

Cortec® Corp. has introduced EcoFog® VpCI®-309 Nano, a patent-pending vapor phase corrosion inhibiting (VpCI) powder designed to protect ferrous metals in hard-to-reach recessed areas, interior cavities, and voids. Because of its submicron particles, the powder diffuses quickly, can travel...

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Walter Surface Technologies appoints senior VP/GM for Bio-Circle division

September 16, 2015

Walter Surface Technologies, Windsor, Conn., a provider of surface treatment technology, has named Chester Collier as senior vice president and general manager of the company’s Bio-Circle North America division. Collier has held progressively senior positions with the company over the past 35...

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TCI Powder Coatings appoints architectural and building products segment manager

September 15, 2015

Ellaville, Ga.-based thermoset powder coating provider TCI Powder Coatings, a subsidiary of RPM Intl. Inc., has appointed Steve Jones to the new position of architectural and building products segment manager. He joined the company in 2011, most recently serving as director of national markets....

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Sapa Extrusions, PPG Industries enter into exclusive coatings warranty agreement

September 14, 2015

Rosemont, Ill.-based Sapa Extrusions has announced an 18-month exclusive agreement with PPG Industries, Pittsburgh, that provides Sapa with exclusive rights to administer PPG’s coatings warranty on completed aluminum products. As part of the agreement, Sapa now can transfer PPG’s coatings...

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Extension die grinders extend into previously inaccessible areas

September 14, 2015

Dynabrade Inc. has introduced a new line of 0.4-HP extension die grinders. The air tools allow for work within long pipes, castings, and other places where an extended reach is needed. The straight-line air tools are available in either a front- or rear-exhaust air motor and run at 25,000 RPM....

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