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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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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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Powder Coating & Curing Processes Seminar

Powder Coating & Curing Processes Seminar

February 21-22, 2017

Alabama Power Technology Applications Center, Calera, AL

CCAI returns to Alabama Power’s Technology Applications Center (TAC) in Calera, AL in February 2017 to present the popular Powder Coating and Curing Processes Seminar. A proven success, this seminar always satisfies and provides attendees with important training and valuable networking to increase every day productivity and improve processes.

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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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