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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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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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Wagner Industrial Solutions names purchasing agent - TheFabricator.com

Wagner Industrial Solutions names purchasing agent

August 1, 2013

Wagner Industrial Solutions, Elgin, Ill., a provider of liquid and powder coating application technology, has hired Jennifer Bochenek as a purchasing agent. Bochenek has more than 15 years of experience in purchasing and procurement with national and international...

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The basics of wheel blasting - TheFabricator.com

The basics of wheel blasting

August 1, 2013

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Blast cleaning can be an extremely effective way to prepare a part for coating. But if the machine isn’t set up, maintained, or monitored properly, the operation can go awry.

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Agitating hot tank holds up to 4,500 lbs. of parts - TheFabricator.com

Agitating hot tank holds up to 4,500 lbs. of parts

July 31, 2013

Peterson Wash and Blast Systems has released the newest version of its model 1100 agitating hot tank. The redesigned unit cleans large or small parts by submersion in agitating, high-temperature water. The 48-in.-wide by 108-in.-long tank has a load capacity of 1,100 gal. and can handle up to...

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Metal print coat finish system offers zinc options

July 31, 2013

Centria has added four new zinc finish options to its Allusion print coat system. The system simulates natural finishes, including wood and specialty metals, using print coating technology. The finishes — blue zinc, red zinc, crystal zinc, and green zinc — can be applied to both steel and...

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Finishing products offered for welding applications - TheFabricator.com

Finishing products offered for welding applications

July 30, 2013

Osborn offers the Welders Choice™ line of finishing products for welding applications. The line includes stringer bead brushes, scratch brushes, and cup brushes. The stringer bead brushes, including the refined TY™ encapsulated stringer bead brushes developed by the company in...

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Parts washers offered in three feature levels - TheFabricator.com

Parts washers offered in three feature levels

July 29, 2013

Kafko Intl. has introduced a line of Oil Eater Flex Line parts washers that include ready-to-use units with basic, premium, and professional level features. The water-based systems have a modular design, interchangeable features, and add-on options. Each includes 6 gal. of ecofriendly Oil Eater...

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Brandt names Patech as distributor in Turkey

July 24, 2013

Brandt Engineered Products Ltd., a supplier of finishing floor solutions for steel tube and pipe manufacturers, Regina, Sask., has named Patech Eng. Co. as the authorized distributor for its tube and pipe equipment in Turkey. Patech's main areas of business include OCTG, drill pipe, line pipe, and...

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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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