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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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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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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