Finishing

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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Ultrathin cutting wheel's raised hub allows large cutting surface - TheFabricator.com

Ultrathin cutting wheel's raised hub allows large cutting surface

July 23, 2013

Walter Surface Technologies has launched the new Zip One Type 27 extra-thin cutoff wheel for cutting thin-gauge metal. It features a raised center for extra rigidity, durability, and thinness. The design of the center hub allows for a large cutting surface while enabling straight, sharp,...

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Flap discs use precision-shaped grain technology

July 22, 2013

3M Abrasive Systems has introduced 3M™ Cubitron™ II flap discs for weld grinding, deburring, rust removal, edge grinding, and weld seam blending. The discs use the company’s proprietary precision-shaped grain technology. The uniformly sized triangular grains are evenly distributed onto the...

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Airblast AFC completes paint booth installation for rail group - TheFabricator.com

Airblast AFC completes paint booth installation for rail group

July 11, 2013

Airblast AFC, a manufacturer of paint spray booths, air makeup units, and powder coating equipment in Oroville, Calif., has completed work on a $1.4 million project for a large rail group that repairs, sells, manages, and leases a fleet of nearly 23,000 various types of railcars and locomotives....

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Parts washer holds 2,500-lb. loads - TheFabricator.com

Parts washer holds 2,500-lb. loads

July 10, 2013

Viking Blast & Wash Systems has released the newly redesigned RW6072 parts washer. Its 20-HP pump, which has no bearings, seals, or gaskets to replace, provides 200-GPM pump capacity at about 65 PSI. The 60-in.-dia. rotating workbasket has a work clearing height of 72 in. and a weight...

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Wall Colmonoy hires manufacturing manager - TheFabricator.com

Wall Colmonoy hires manufacturing manager

July 10, 2013

Wall Colmonoy, a manufacturer of surfacing and brazing products, castings, coatings, and engineered components in Madison Heights, Mich., has hired Carlos Marin as manufacturing manager for the Alloy Products Group in Los Lunas, N.M. He is responsible for the planning, coordination, and control...

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Abtex names market development manager

June 25, 2013

Abtex Corp., Dresden, N.Y., a manufacturer of application-specific abrasive filament brushes and automated systems for deburring and finishing metal parts, has hired Jason Saner as market development manager. In this newly created position, he is responsible for developing business for the...

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Abtex updates website

June 20, 2013

Abtex Corp., Dresden, N.Y., has redesigned its website at www.abtex.com, highlighting its engineered deburring technology. The home page highlights the company's engineering capabilities, including the Tri-Ten planetary-head automated deburring system, and offers application-specific product links...

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Engis Corp. marks anniversaries worldwide

June 18, 2013

Engis® Corp., Wheeling, Ill., a manufacturer of superabrasive finishing systems consisting of machines, tooling, and consumable products, marks anniversaries at three of its worldwide locations in 2013. Founded in 1938, the Wheeling location marks 75 years in business this year. Engis Japan,...

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Sterling Fabrication Technology opens Dallas showroom

June 17, 2013

Sterling Fabrication Technology has opened a 5,000-sq.-ft. showroom in Dallas featuring laser, plasma, and waterjet cutting machines, as well as press brakes and finishing equipment from TRUMPF®, Hypertherm, Haeusler, Lissmac, and Virtek. Personalized virtual demonstrations are available via the...

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Robotic blasting center changes blasting tools automatically - TheFabricator.com

Robotic blasting center changes blasting tools automatically

June 17, 2013

Guyson Corp. has engineered and manufactured a 7-axis robotic grit-blast system that changes blasting tools automatically to perform surface preparation work around the exterior of complex-shaped components, as well as recesses and interior surfaces of the parts. The multitasking robotic blast...

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Biodegradable liquid cleans metal before finishing - TheFabricator.com

Biodegradable liquid cleans metal before finishing

June 13, 2013

Safe Scrub® ST liquid cleaner from Birchwood provides heavy-duty cleaning power for removing oil and surface soils on metals before finishing. This biodegradable liquid emulsifies oil from iron and steel parts in heavy-duty soak tank cleaning, and then holds the oil residues in solution to...

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Electric polishing system reaches difficult-to-access internal corners

June 13, 2013

Suhner Industrial Products LLC has launched the new UMC 6-R L electric power file/polishing system for difficult-to-access polishing, graining, and brushing applications on stainless and aluminum. The unit offers low-vibration action for close edge work. To impart a grained finish on internal...

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Steelcraft Tool marks 70 years in business

June 10, 2013

Steelcraft Tool Co. has announced the 70th anniversary of the beginning of its operations. Founded in 1943 as an industrial cutting tools producer, the company eventually began to produce high-quality cutoff, cross-cut, and end finishing blades. Today Steelcraft Tool is a provider of high-speed...

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Pferd launches ergonomics program

June 10, 2013

Pferd Inc., a manufacturer of abrasives and surface finishing tools in Leominster, Mass., has launched the Pferdergonomics program, focusing on long-term user health through the reduction of dust, noise, and vibration levels and the improvement of tool haptics. In addition to manufacturing...

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Automated Deburring: A Surprising Cost and Time Savings 6-5-13

Date: June 5, 2013

Sponsored by Timesavers Inc.

Length: 60:00

This Webcast will describe the advantages of different types of deburring machines. We will also describe different types of abrasives technologies in detail, including coated and non-woven abrasives.