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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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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Multiposition backstand grinder comes with removable platen

October 6, 2016

The Kalamazoo Industries model BG142 backstand belt grinder has been added to the company’s standard line of grinders. It offers multiposition contact from vertical to horizontal and full work movement from left to right. The unit is designed for aggressive grinding and beveling with the platen...

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Stringer bead wheels redesigned for cleaning efficiency

October 3, 2016

Weiler Abrasives Group has re-engineered its Roughneck® and Wolverine® 4-in. stringer bead wheels to deliver maximum cleaning efficiency and longer life, states the company. They are available in carbon steel and stainless steel.The new Roughneck Max is made of proprietary wire that is strong,...

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Corrosion protection offered in recyclable cans

October 3, 2016

Cortec® offers the EcoAir® VpCI®-337 fogger. Powered by compressed air, the spray can delivers a biodegradable, waterborne vapor corrosion inhibitor used to protect metal parts and internal void spaces with a thin, environmentally friendly, self-healing film. Vapor-phase corrosion inhibitors...

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Abrasive flap discs re-engineered for longer cut life

September 15, 2016

Weiler Abrasives Group has rebranded its Vortec Pro® abrasive flap discs under its Wolverine® family of products. The discs have been re-engineered to deliver maximum cut rate and increased life, states the company. They are suitable for grinding and blending in everyday carbon and stainless...

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Cleaning kit restores metalworking surfaces

September 12, 2016

Madison Chemical has introduced the ReStore Kit, a combination of several of its cleaning and surface preparation products that are suitable for metalworking cleaning, surface preparation, and passivation applications. The multiproduct kit comes in one box that contains 1 gal. of AquaBlue™...

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Black oxide finishing line designed for entry-level users

September 6, 2016

Birchwood Technologies has introduced the entry-level BC40E TruTemp finishing system. The seven-tank process line, with full black oxide capabilities, comes with tank system, heaters, plumbing connections, tank lids, and chemical products. The system is pre-engineered to set up quickly and operate...

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Abrasive disc line includes depressed-center, cutoff, and flap discs

August 31, 2016

Osborn has introduced a new line of abrasive products that includes depressed-center grinding discs, cutoff discs, and flap discs. The line is designed to deliver fast cutting, heavy stock removal, long service life, application material versatility, and smooth finish.The discs, offered in...

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