Finishing Products

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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Surface polishing products result in uniform finishes

March 31, 2014

Walter Surface Technologies has added three new products to its Quick-Step line of surface finishing and polishing products. Featuring Velcro® support, with a central pin to ensure proper placement and safety, the new items are designed for finishing ultraclean stainless steel surfaces....

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Industrial coating offered in powder primer, high-build topcoat

March 27, 2014

Intech Services, the sole distributor of DuPont™ Teflon® industrial coatings, offers Tefzel®, previously referred to as ETFE (ethylene tetrafluoroethylene) Teflon®. DuPont has expanded the product line with a powder primer (532-6405) and a new high-build clear topcoat (532-6410)....

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Deburring system designed for high-volume fineblanked parts

March 25, 2014

Abtex Corp. has built what it says is the largest Tri-Ten deburring system. Designed for deburring high-volume fineblanked parts, the system operates three shifts/day, seven days/week, with an annual throughput of more than 15 million parts. The machine can be bulk-fed by an operator or robot,...

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Grinding wheel designed for demanding jobs

March 17, 2014

Walter Surface Technologies has introduced the Xcavator grinding wheel for tough jobs in metal fabrication, steel mills, mining, oil and gas, and shipbuilding. The heavy-duty wheel delivers the highest removal rate in the company’s line of grinding wheels. The wheel, which features an...

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Finishing process protects oil and gas drilling components from corrosion

March 13, 2014

Birchwood Technologies offers the TRU TEMP® low-temp black oxide process as an in-house metal finishing process to provide corrosion protection, break-in lubricity, and galling resistance to oil and gas drilling components. The process, which operates at 200 degrees, forms a protective...

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Heavy-duty brush removes slag from Sch. 100, Sch. 120 steel pipe

March 6, 2014

Osborn has introduced the new high-strength, aggressive-wire Tornado brush. Suitable for heavy-duty applications, the brush removes slag, silicates, and oxidation from Sch. 100 and Sch. 120 steel pipe. According to the company, the brush is the only 7-in., knot, stringer bead brush available....

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Synthetic rust preventive is biodegradable

March 4, 2014

Tower Oil & Technology Co. has developed a new rust preventive product, Rustbeat 66-SRP, using its Green Fluid Technology. The synthetic, biodegradable product contains 0.0 g/l of VOCs by ASTM E1868-10 test method. The rust preventive protects against rust in humid environments for extended...

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Surface finishing guide published

March 4, 2014

The National Association for Surface Finishing (NASF) has released Advanced Surface Technology, its finishing guide for the surface coatings industry. The two-volume hardcover set, available for a fee, serves as a practical guide for those in the coatings value chain, as well as a core text for...

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Back stand grinder delivers fast metal removal

February 26, 2014

The Kalamazoo Industries model BG14 back stand grinder is designed for foundries that need to grind such products as gates and risers rapidly. The heavy-duty machine features a 14- by 3-in. contact wheel, a 3- by 132-in. belt with a speed of 6,300 SFPM, a 10-HP motor, back stand tracking, and a...

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Coating system protects metals from harsh climatic conditions

February 19, 2014

Centria offers the Versacor® Elite coating system for protecting metal from abrasion, moisture, and intense sunlight. It forms a 2-mil-thick barrier coat over a metal substrate, along with premium PVDF topcoats. The Elite PF includes an array of solid-color coatings, while the Elite MX...

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Autodeposition coating formulated for iron castings, ferrous metals

February 18, 2014

Henkel Corp. has introduced a new water-based, reactive autodeposition coating, Bonderite® M-PP 930C™, formulated to deliver a uniform, defect-free surface coating on raw cast components and ferrous metals. The epoxy-acrylic urethane coating coats the inside and outside of complex...

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Video demonstrates graffiti-removal system for metal panels

February 11, 2014

PPG Industries’ industrial coatings business has produced a new video introducing DURANAR® GR (graffiti-resistant) and CORAFLON® GR factory-applied clear coats. When combined with the company’s DURAPREP® Prep 400 field-applied graffiti remover, the coatings create a...

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Water recycler reduces metal blackening process water consumption by 99 percent

February 11, 2014

Birchwood Technologies offers the Near-Zero™ water recycler for use with its TRU TEMP® black oxide system. The recycler reuses the rinse water in the process line, reducing typical water consumption by 99 percent, the company states. It can be installed on a new or existing black oxide...

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Powder coating system offers color changes in less than 60 seconds

February 6, 2014

The new ColorSelect X powder coating system from Wagner Industrial Solutions is designed for fast powder color change while minimizing the potential for cross-contamination and powder loss. The system incorporates a simple pneumatic control system of up to 10 powder feed systems, including...

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Hex-drive tools enable 360-degree deburring, cleaning

February 5, 2014

Abtex Hex Drive™ tools are designed for use in semiautomatic and fully automatic machinery, including CNC and in-machine deburring stations, as well as robotic machine tools. The hex-drive system holds the brush rigid on the spindle, allowing the tools to be turned in both directions for...

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