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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Mini metal finishing systems perform small-batch blackening

July 28, 2015

Birchwood Technologies offers three mini systems for use in small-batch metal finishing at low temperatures. The company offers these blackening systems for the Presto Black® and TruTemp® processes for iron and steel parts, and the Lumiclad® process for aluminum parts. All three processes use a...

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Metal conditioner descales while preconditioning metal surfaces

July 23, 2015

PPG Industries’ industrial coatings business has introduced ULTRAX® metal conditioner 257. This near-neutral descaler removes weld scale, light oxide, and other impurities from steel surfaces and preconditions galvanized steel, white metal, aluminum, and other nonferrous metals before...

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Disc sander has vacuum base for dust collection

July 23, 2015

The Kalamazoo Industries DS12V disc sander has an enclosed base housing a 100-CFM vacuum dust collector to help contain abrasive particles produced during sanding. A door in the base allows access to the cloth bag filter, which can be removed, shaken out, and replaced. Features include a steel...

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Electrostatic finishing applicator delivers high transfer efficiencies

July 21, 2015

Ransburg® has introduced the RansFlex® manual electrostatic finishing applicator. The small, lightweight unit features protected strategic components with proprietary DeVilbiss® cascade atomization technology. According to the company, the applicator offers high transfer efficiencies and...

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Monorail blast system delivers abrasive at 300 FPS

July 20, 2015

Viking Blast & Wash Systems has released the MR106-94 monorail blast system. The redesigned unit has a 106- by 94-in. blast zone. Blast wheels are arranged to expose all work surfaces. The parts are presented to the eight 15-HP VK PowerMax 1500 direct-drive blast wheels with a customer-provided...

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Abrasive belts can cut process time in half

July 17, 2015

Saint-Gobain Abrasives has launched Norton Vortex® Rapid Prep belts for aerospace; metal and stainless fabrication; and maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) applications. The belts incorporate the proprietary Clean Bond™ resin technology for smooth, smear-free finishes. The proprietary...

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Gels give metal a natural, aged appearance

July 16, 2015

Brush-on Presto Black® gel, Antique Black® gel, and Antique Brown® gel from Birchwood Technologies are designed for use on large, in-place architectural metal surfaces to produce a natural, aged appearance. Any size of vertical or horizontal metal surface can be converted to a silver/black...

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New line of surface conditioning belts introduced

June 26, 2015

CGW-Camel Grinding Wheels has added 12 new belts to its surface conditioning belt line. They are available in brown (coarse) 120 grits, maroon (medium) 180 grits, and blue (very fine) 320 grits. Dimensions are 3 by 21 in., 1 by 72 in., 4 by 54 in., and 4 by 72 in. X-flex and low-stretch...

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Battery-powered cutoff/angle grinder offers increased run time

June 24, 2015

Makita® has released the XAG06M cutoff/angle grinder. The brushless, cordless, 4.5-in. paddle switch tool is powered by an 18-V LXT® lithium-ion 4.0-Ah battery. The grinder features Automatic Speed Change™ technology, which adjusts speed and torque during grinding or cutting applications,...

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Belt grinder features five grinding areas

June 23, 2015

Trick Tools offers the Multitool 2x36 belt grinder. It offers a belt speed of about 5,400 SFPM to remove material up to five times faster than with the equivalent grit grinding wheel, reports the manufacturer. The machine has five grinding areas. Most work is performed on the contact wheel, but...

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Water-based polymer sealants provide protective topcoat on most metals

June 18, 2015

Birchwood Technologies offers two all-purpose water-based sealants formulated to provide a protective topcoat on most metal surfaces. CLEARLOK® clear urethane sealant is a heavy-duty, urethane polymer sealant that forms a hard, glossy protective coating. It works well on black oxide finishes...

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Polyester coatings engineered for industry-specific applications

June 18, 2015

PPG Industries’ coil and building products group has introduced DURAFORM™ coatings, a line of next-generation polyester coil coatings engineered for specific market applications. The line comprises AP coatings for appliances, BP coatings for building products, CP coatings for consumer products,...

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Grinder processes all types of parts, materials

June 17, 2015

Palmgren® offers the Powergrind™ #9682088 combination bench and belt grinder, which eliminates the need for multiple machines. It is suitable for grinding, deburring, polishing, and finishing all types of parts on any type of material. The unit is designed with a dynamically balanced rotor...

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Corrosion inhibitor is environmentally safe for process applications

June 9, 2015

Cortec® Corp. offers VpCI®-643 corrosion inhibitor for marine and process applications. The concentrated combination of inherently biodegradable corrosion inhibitors and oxygen scavengers protects ferrous and nonferrous metals from corrosive solutions containing chlorides. The water treatment...

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Twin-turntable robotic blast system allows loading/unloading during blasting cycle

June 3, 2015

Guyson Corp. has introduced a robotic blast system with two turntables on a shuttle transfer cart that facilitates loading and unloading during the automated grit blasting cycle. The RB-72 TT is designed for production descaling and surface preparation of components up to 66 in. dia. and...

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