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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Blast cleaning tube, pipe, assemblies to remove corrosion, surface contaminants - TheFabricator.com

Blast cleaning tube, pipe, assemblies to remove corrosion, surface contaminants

September 5, 2013

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Blasting cleaning can be done by either a rotating wheel or an air nozzle, with a variety of abrasive media depending on the surface finish needed. The machines come in five formats: skew roll, multibar, upblast, downblast, and airblast. Understanding the types of machine available and how they work is the first step in deciding which type is needed for your particular applications.

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Automatic blasting system hones, polishes cutting inserts - TheFabricator.com

Automatic blasting system hones, polishes cutting inserts

September 4, 2013

The Vapormatt Tiger+ automatic, inline wet blasting, cleaning, and drying system is designed for manufacturing of cutting inserts. It can achieve hones up to 100 microns within a ±10-µm tolerance. The system runs trays through a seven-stage process, beginning with automatic load,...

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Automatic sanding machine reaches 10,000 RPM - TheFabricator.com

Automatic sanding machine reaches 10,000 RPM

August 28, 2013

Systematic Automation Inc. has developed the Super Glide automatic sanding machine for consistent sanding or abrading on all types of flat materials. The user enters distance, steps, and speed on the touchscreen menu, and the servomotors do the work. The machine operates at 68 dB with a...

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Basket washer includes optional rinse, drying systems - TheFabricator.com

Basket washer includes optional rinse, drying systems

August 28, 2013

Viking Blast & Wash Systems has released the 7TW, the newest washer in its line of industrial tumble basket washers. The unit has a primary workbasket measuring 22 in. dia. and 33 in. long with 0.5-in.-thick end places. Options include rinse and drying...

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Deburring tools deburr up to 5,000 holes per grind - TheFabricator.com

Deburring tools deburr up to 5,000 holes per grind

August 15, 2013

Whitney Tool Co. offers Cogsdill Burr-Zit deburring tools. They can deburr both sides of a drilled, punched, or reamed hole in one operation, even when only one side is accessible. The clothespin-type deburring tools are constructed from a single piece of M-2 high-speed cutting steel. Users can...

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Black oxide finishing systems contain no EPA-regulated metals - TheFabricator.com

Black oxide finishing systems contain no EPA-regulated metals

August 15, 2013

Birchwood Technologies offers the BC40 and BC100 TRU TEMP™ black oxide processing lines. Both tank lines are available in either 40- or 100-gal. capacities. Satisfying Mil Spec DTL 13924D and AMS 2485, the process contains no EPA-regulated metals, so rinse waters generally can be sent to...

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Osborn expands California facility - TheFabricator.com

Osborn expands California facility

August 14, 2013

Osborn, a supplier of surface treatment systems and finishing tools, has expanded its facility in Santa Fe Springs, Calif., to include production and distribution of all of its buff, brush, and compound product lines. The center previously provided services only for the buff product line. The...

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Vapormatt updates website

August 14, 2013

Vapormatt, a wet blasting company in Taunton, Somerset, U.K., has revamped its website at www.vapormatt.com to simplify the specification and selection of surface processing systems for visitors. Processes such as searching the site for detailed information on a specific product or service,...

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Abtex Corp. adds design engineer

August 14, 2013

Brandon Boyd has joined Abtex Corp.'s systems group as a design engineer. In this position, he designs the company’s automated deburring systems. Boyd has a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from SUNY College, Alfred. Abtex Corp, Dresden, N.Y., manufactures application-specific...

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Flexible grinding wheel designed to remove mill scale - TheFabricator.com

Flexible grinding wheel designed to remove mill scale

August 13, 2013

Walter Surface Technologies has announced the introduction of the Flexcut Mill Scale grinding wheel. The flexible grinding wheel is formulated to prevent glazing, and it self-dresses to prevent clogging. The disc's wide surface contact area, blend of highly refined abrasives, and open diamond...

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Cleaning system combines spray, immersion, and ultrasonic technologies - TheFabricator.com

Cleaning system combines spray, immersion, and ultrasonic technologies

August 13, 2013

Cleaning Technologies Group LLC has introduced the new CleanVeyor ultrasonic cleaning system. The parts washer, which uses a combination of spray, immersion, and ultrasonic cleaning technologies, can help users achieve Six Sigma consistency in applications requiring high-production outputs and...

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Controlled-flare end brushes trimmed to reach corner - TheFabricator.com

Controlled-flare end brushes trimmed to reach corner

August 5, 2013

Weiler Corp.'s controlled-flare end brushes feature a crimped wire fill for more brushing action and durability when cleaning fillet welds, corners, bevels, channels, and slots. The trim of the brushes removes the most breakage-prone portions of the wire fill in a standard end brush, resulting...

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TST marks 1 million hours of incident-free production

August 5, 2013

Thermal Spray Technologies (TST), Sun Prairie, Wis., recently held a celebration at its facility to mark its attainment of 1 million hours with no lost time. The company's 55 employees have achieved seven years of incident-free production. According to the company, employees participate in annual...

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Abrasive grinding wheels remove pipe thread corrosion, burrs - TheFabricator.com

Abrasive grinding wheels remove pipe thread corrosion, burrs

August 1, 2013

Rex-Cut Abrasives offers cotton-fiber abrasive wheels for removing rust, corrosion, and thread-lock from pipe threads during oil field inspections and process maintenance, as well as deburring manufactured pipe and tubing. Rex-Cut® Type 1 wheels, designed for pipe thread maintenance,...

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Abrasive flap discs made for aggressive performance - TheFabricator.com

Abrasive flap discs made for aggressive performance

August 1, 2013

Weiler has introduced the Tiger Paw™ abrasive flap disc, designed for aggressive performance on edge-grinding applications. The 100 percent zirconium flap disc features high-performance grain and a poly-cotton backing for grain retention, the company reports. The disc's multiple layers of...

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