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Walter Surface Technologies opens Texas distribution, training center

March 27, 2017

Walter Surface Technologies, a provider of surface treatment equipment and products in Windsor, Conn., has opened a 22,000-sq.-ft. distribution and training center in Dallas, Texas. The warehouse stocks the company’s most in-demand products for the region, and part of the facility serves as a...

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Zirconia-alumina abrasive disc delivers long tool life

March 13, 2017

Pferd Inc. has introduced the POLIFAN® Z SG-Power flap disc. It features product enhancements that deliver up to 236 percent longer tool life than conventional flap discs, states the company. The zirconia-alumina abrasive delivers optimum stock removal on high-powered angle grinders at high...

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Vollrath acquires CDF Industries' cleaning equipment division

March 10, 2017

Metal stamper and fabricator Vollrath Co. LLC, Sheboygan, Wis., has acquired the cleaning equipment division of CDF Industries, an industrial cleaning equipment design and manufacturer in Quakertown, Pa. The acquisition adds cleaning equipment designs and processes to Vollrath’s portfolio of...

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Flexible laser removes rust from hard-to-reach surfaces

March 8, 2017

Fonon Corp. has incorporated Flexion™ technology in the Laser Photonics™ CleanTech™ line of laser products used for nonabrasive surface preparation, paint removal, and surface cleaning. This technology allows the laser system to remove rust, paint, anodization, and other surface materials in...

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Linetec expands capacity, adds 70 employees

March 7, 2017

Wausau, Wis.-based architectural finisher Linetec, a provider of paint and anodize finishing, has announced a $3 million investment to double the capacity of the thermal services department. The firm offers thermal insulating strut and poured-and-debridged services, including for 90-degree and for...

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Pneumatic grinders are compact, lightweight

March 6, 2017

Suhner Abrasive Expert has introduced four new pneumatic grinders. The portable, lightweight tools are designed primarily for machine building, tool- and moldmaking and maintenance, aircraft construction, astronautics, automotive manufacturing, and foundries.The grinders feature an exhaust air duct...

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Osborn names product marketing manager

March 1, 2017

Richmond, Ind.-based Osborn, a supplier of industrial brushes, polishing compounds, and buffs, has named Scott Scheider as product marketing manager for its Load Runners® division of standard and custom idler rollers.Scheider has more than seven years of industry experience. He previously worked...

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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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