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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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Technological advances in powder coating spray and recovery

February 24, 2017 | By Jeff Hale

Gone are the days of the large monolithic powder coatings systems that snaked around a shop floor and the need to have multiple booths for color changes. Technology advances now make more compact, one-booth systems capable of quick and easy color changes a reality.

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Powder Coating Institute names 2017 board of directors, executive officers

February 16, 2017

The Powder Coating Institute, a Taylor Mill, Ky.-based nonprofit technical and professional association that provides information and education on powder coating technologies worldwide, has announced its 2017 executive officers:President: Ron Cudzilo, George Koch SonsVice president: Chris Merritt,...

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Flap wheels offer consistent finishing

February 9, 2017

Saint-Gobain Abrasives has introduced Norton Blaze R920 ceramic alumina flap wheels, designed to deliver a smooth, consistent finish with a fast, cool, uniform rate of cut in tough production applications, says the company. The wheels are suitable for aggressive grinding and precision finishing,...

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Burs improve surface finish in aluminum, nonferrous metal applications

February 9, 2017

Pferd Inc. offers the ALU/NF CUT line of carbide burs for use on aluminum, brass, copper, and tin, as well as harder materials such as alloys with a high SiC content, titanium, titanium alloys, and bronze.The burs come in a variety of shapes and dimensions, with shank diameters of 1/8 and 1/4 in....

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Walter Surface Technologies appoints president/COO

February 8, 2017

Walter Surface Technologies, Pointe-Claire, Que., a supplier to the metal surface treatment industry, has announced the appointment of MarcAndré Aubé as president/COO. Before joining the company, he was president/COO of GardaWorld Protective Services. He holds an MBA and CFA and has experience...

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Diamond grinding wheel features topside abrasive

February 1, 2017

Innovative Products of America® (IPA®) has introduced the #8150, a 4.5-in. diamond grinding wheel. Its 3-D contour with topside abrasive coating and thin profile edge allows for cutting, back cutting, gully cutting, and bead finishing with one wheel. According to the company, the disc maintains...

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Disc finishing machine handles all workpiece sizes

January 31, 2017

Designed for general-purpose to precision finishing applications, Palmgren®’s 24-in. disc finishing machine can grind, deburr, contour, and finish all sizes and types of workpieces. Safety features include fully adjustable guarding, a white power-on light, green machine running light, drum...

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Brochure highlights general industrial finishes

January 19, 2017

PPG has published a new, general industrial finishes brochure that highlights coatings for two dozen industries, from electrical components and pipe and tube products to fastener products, light-duty equipment, tools, medical instruments and machinery, and miscellaneous construction. The four-page...

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Duval Precision Grinding receives upgrade to Tier 1 vendor status for GE

January 18, 2017

Duval Precision Grinding, Chicopee, Mass., has been approved as a Tier 1 vendor for General Electric (GE). The company provides ID grinding, OD grinding, surface grinding, jig grinding, and CNC grinding services for a variety of industries.With this status, Duval Precision Grinding will work...

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PCI, Gema accepting applications for scholarship

January 17, 2017

The Powder Coating Institute (PCI) and its corporate Diamond member, Gema USA Inc., A Graco Inc. Company, are accepting applications for the 2017-18 Gema/PCI Scholarship. To qualify, the candidate must be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student studying engineering in an accredited college or...

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Color-coded convolute wheels provide increased throughput

January 17, 2017

Norton | Saint-Gobain Abrasives has introduced a general-purpose category of Rapid Finish nonwoven convolute wheels. Heavy deburring and final finishing wheel categories will soon be introduced, all color-coded for quick, accurate selection.A new fiber and high-temperature resin bond system in the...

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Dual-head buffer/polishing lathes perform numerous finishing tasks

January 16, 2017

Dual-head buffer/polishing lathes from Palmgren® are designed for applications from demanding polishing to fine detailing work. Available in both 12- and 16-in. models, the two-speed buffer provides deburring, finishing, graining, surface conditioning, polishing, and buffing. Narrow and wide wheel...

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Spray finishing training scheduled for May 10-12, 2017

January 11, 2017

Perrysburg, Ohio-based Owens Community College has partnered with Finishing Brands, a Carlisle Co.: Binks, DeVilbiss, Ransburg, BGK to present a spray finishing technology workshop on May 10-12, 2017, in Toledo, Ohio. Classes will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily and will include both...

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CCAI national scholarship applications for 2017 now being accepted

January 11, 2017

The Chemical Coaters Association Intl. (CCAI), Taylor Mill, Ky., now is accepting applications for the 2017 Matt Heuertz Scholarship Program, which awards scholarship money to students who are currently enrolled in programs that could lead to a career in the finishing industry. The primary...

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Flap discs designed for fillet weld applications

December 19, 2016

POLIFAN®-Curve flap discs from Pferd Inc., designed for fillet weld applications, go from rough grinding to smooth finishing in a single step. This single tool allows weld seams and slag to be removed, leaving a finish smooth enough for identification of cracks, inclusions, and porosity in the...

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