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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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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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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Linear finishing set performs rough grinding to cosmetic finishing

December 16, 2016

Pferd Inc. has introduced a new linear finishing set for applications including rough stock removal, surface conditioning, and cosmetic finishing on all metals and hardwoods. The set includes a 5-in.-dia. POLINOX® nonwoven PNZ finishing drum, featuring interleaved layers of nonwoven material and...

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Ceramic-oxide grinding wheels offer hardness grade Q

December 15, 2016

Pferd Inc. has introduced depressed-center grinding wheels featuring a ceramic oxide grain for working with steel and stainless steel. CO 24 Q SG wheels, which have a hardness grade Q, are designed for applications such as weld grinding, chamfering, deburring, and surface grinding. The wheels...

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Carbide bur provides increased metal removal rates

December 14, 2016

Pferd Inc. has introduced Cast Cut carbide burs for work on cast iron. They provide a high stock removal rate with smooth milling action to help reduce vibration and noise. According to the company, the tooth geometry results in removal rates up to 100 percent higher than those achieved by...

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Kit includes essentials for grinding and blending all metals

December 13, 2016

CS Unitec's VARILEX® basic starter kit includes the VARILEX WSF 1800 rotary grinding and blending tool, as well as new PLANTEX® ceramic flap discs for blending all metals.The speed-controlled surface finishing and blending tool can perform a multitude of tasks, from rough grinding and blending to...

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Abrasive belts, discs deliver fast cutting

December 2, 2016

Norton | Saint-Gobain has introduced the Norton Red Heat R983 line of abrasive belts and discs. The ceramic grain delivers sharp, fast cutting and resistance to wear, the company states.Designed for grinding and polishing of INCONEL® alloy, stainless steel, and carbon steel, the discs and belts...

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Angled flap discs grind hard-to-reach places

December 1, 2016

Weiler Abrasives Group has added an angled flap disc to its Tiger® coated abrasives lineup. The disc delivers aggressive grinding with flexibility for finishing fillet welds, T-joints, and hard-to-reach places and for repair and rework. The disc is designed for grinding steel, stainless steel, and...

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Grinding wheel finishes with low vibration

November 29, 2016

Rex-Cut Abrasives offers the Sigma Green Max grinding wheel. Designed for aggressive grinding, it delivers high removal rates with less destructive finishes and reduced wear on operators, according to the manufacturer. Suitable for use on metals such as stainless steel, mild steel, hard face,...

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Nonmetallic lubricant serves as alternative to precoat, copper wire coatings

November 17, 2016

Carpenter Technology Corp. has developed CarTech® EcoClear™ wire coating for cold heading fabrication of industrial fasteners used in aerospace, automotive, and consumer end-use applications. The nonmetallic lubricant, applied as a thin coating to heading-grade wire, was developed to provide an...

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Vertical dry sander designed for heavy-duty applications

November 17, 2016

Kalamazoo Industries offers the model S14D vertical dry sander for heavy-duty applications in manufacturing and fabrication. The sander features a 14- by 103-in. belt, a 14-1/2- by 36-in. steel platen, a 14- by 32-in. work surface, a 14- by 18-in. tilt worktable, magnetic controls with a jog...

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Polishing machine achieves mirror-like finish on round tube

November 9, 2016

Finishing equipment manufacturer NS Máquinas Industriais introduced another machine for polishing round tube, either straight or bent. Leveraging the expertise used in developing its ML100 and ML150, the company’s latest machine is designed to produce a mirror-like finish. The machine uses three...

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Variable-speed grinders perform tasks from heavy material removal to polishing

October 27, 2016

POWERGRIND-XP™ variable-speed grinders from Palmgren are suitable for a variety of finishing applications. At high speeds, they perform heavy material removal, deburring, and chamfering; at lower speeds, they can be used for cleaning, polishing, sharpening, and finishing. The grinders feature LED...

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Direct-to-metal coating designed to perform similarly to primer-topcoat systems

October 26, 2016

PPG has introduced SPECTRACRON® SPM series DTM (direct-to-metal) monocoat, a one-component coating that helps prevent corrosion on heavy-duty, transportation, agricultural, and construction equipment. The coating is engineered for direct application to pretreated metal substrates while providing...

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