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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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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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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Monorail blast system delivers abrasive at 300 FPS

July 20, 2015

Viking Blast & Wash Systems has released the MR106-94 monorail blast system. The redesigned unit has a 106- by 94-in. blast zone. Blast wheels are arranged to expose all work surfaces. The parts are presented to the eight 15-HP VK PowerMax 1500 direct-drive blast wheels with a customer-provided...

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Abrasive belts can cut process time in half

July 17, 2015

Saint-Gobain Abrasives has launched Norton Vortex® Rapid Prep belts for aerospace; metal and stainless fabrication; and maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) applications. The belts incorporate the proprietary Clean Bond™ resin technology for smooth, smear-free finishes. The proprietary...

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Osborn moves North American headquarters to Indiana

July 16, 2015

Osborn, a supplier of industrial brushes, polishing compounds, and buffs, has moved its North American headquarters to Richmond, Ind. Sales, marketing, and customer service are located in the facility, along with engineers and other team members. The company opened operations in Richmond in...

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Gels give metal a natural, aged appearance

July 16, 2015

Brush-on Presto Black® gel, Antique Black® gel, and Antique Brown® gel from Birchwood Technologies are designed for use on large, in-place architectural metal surfaces to produce a natural, aged appearance. Any size of vertical or horizontal metal surface can be converted to a silver/black...

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Ag equipment manufacturer switches to corrosion-free, worry-free, couplings

July 15, 2015

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Horsch Maschinen GmbH, an agriculture implements manufacturer, experienced corrosion problems related to the tubular couplers used for its hydraulic systems. It switched to couplers manufactured by Voss Fluid GmbH, which are much better at standing up to the corrosive effects of common fertilizers.

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PCI names executive director

July 14, 2015

Following the retirement of Executive Director Dave Lurie, the Powder Coating Institute (PCI), Montgomery, Texas, has hired Goyer Management Intl. (GMI) to provide complete management services of the association. GMI has hired Trena Benson as the new PCI executive director. Benson has more than...

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Quality Industries adds powder coating system

July 13, 2015

Metalworking company Quality Industries Inc. (QI) has invested $3.7 million in a new powder coating system at its main operational facility in LaVergne, Tenn. The system comprises a Nordson ColorMax® II spray booth that changes colors in as little as 10 min.; an upgraded I-beam conveyor system...

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MetoKote adds electrocoating technology to two plants

June 29, 2015

MetoKote Corp., a custom coating applicator based in Lima, Ohio, has added electrocoating (e-coating) technology at its Sheffield Village, Ohio, and Sumter, S.C., plants. The new Powercron® AdvantEdge™ technology by PPG Industries is a high-edge, cationic-epoxy product formulated with a...

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Osborn announces two staff additions

June 26, 2015

Osborn, a supplier of industrial brushes, polishing compounds, and buffs, has hired Jon-Michael Raymond as private brand national account manager and Brian S. Smith as North American marketing manager. Raymond holds an MBA from Assumption College and has more than seven years of experience in...

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Abtex Corp. appoints VP of marketing and sales

June 26, 2015

Dresden, N.Y.-based Abtex Corp., a manufacturer of machine/brush deburring systems, has promoted Jason Saner from group manager of the company’s Systems Group to corporate vice president of marketing and sales. Saner joined the company in 2013. He began as market development manager and was...

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New line of surface conditioning belts introduced

June 26, 2015

CGW-Camel Grinding Wheels has added 12 new belts to its surface conditioning belt line. They are available in brown (coarse) 120 grits, maroon (medium) 180 grits, and blue (very fine) 320 grits. Dimensions are 3 by 21 in., 1 by 72 in., 4 by 54 in., and 4 by 72 in. X-flex and low-stretch...

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