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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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Automated deburring: Safe and round

November 9, 2015 | By Dan Davis

JBT FoodTech’s Sandusky, Ohio, operation was struggling with its deburring activities. A production requirement, deburring was occupying skilled labor that was needed elsewhere in the facility. An automated deburring machine proved to be the answer for the company’s production dilemma.

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MetoKote announces administrative promotions

November 4, 2015

MetoKote Corp., Lima, Ohio, a provider of coating equipment, application, and related management and support services, has promoted Jon Barrett to global vice president and chief operating officer (COO) and John Shaffer to global vice president of sales. Barrett, who joined the company in 1983,...

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Degreaser cleans in hot parts washers at lower temps

November 4, 2015

Bio-Circle, a division of Walter Surface Technologies, has introduced Alustar 100 for cleaning and degreasing aluminum and nonferrous alloys in automated and ultrasonic parts washers. The mild alkaline cleaner contains built-in foam- and corrosion-inhibitor packages. It is formulated with...

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Weld shaver removes weld beads flush to workpiece

November 2, 2015

Heck Industries has added a new hand-held weld shaver to its line of fabricating equipment. The weld shaver uses standard carbide inserts in a milling cutter to shave weld beads flush to a workpiece. Used for cleaning butt welds and corner welds, the unit removes only the weld without damaging...

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Wagner Systems announces management transition

November 2, 2015

Wagner Systems Inc., a provider of products for the application of powder and liquid coatings based in Germany with U.S. headquarters in Elgin, Ill., has hired Martin Rola as general manager. He succeeds Matthias Koehler, who will remain with the company until mid-2016 and then assume a new...

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Osborn hires territory sales manager

October 29, 2015

Richmond, Ind.-based Osborn, a supplier of industrial brushes, polishing compounds, and buffs, has hired Kevin Pearson as a territory sales manager for the Tennessee, Mississippi, and Alabama territories. Although he is new to the brush industry, Pearson has more than 20 years of sales...

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Rust remover adds corrosion protection

October 28, 2015

Cortec Corp.’s VpCI®-426 is a water-based, heavy-duty descaler/rust remover enhanced with Nano-VpCI®. Available in liquid, powder, and gel form, the rust remover is designed to remove corrosion, scale, and naturally occurring oxides from iron, carbon and stainless steel, copper, aluminum,...

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Black oxide provides blackened parts break-in lubricity for gear applications

October 27, 2015

Birchwood Technologies has developed the TRU TEMP® low-temperature black oxide process as an in-house metal finishing process for gear component manufacturers desiring break-in lubricity, corrosion protection, and galling resistance on critical components. The process creates a nondimensional...

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Electropolishing applications and techniques

October 27, 2015 | By Johnson H. Cutchin Sr

Electropolishing isn’t necessarily a standalone process; it often complements mechanical finishing. This article examines how two processes provide levels of smoothness, cleanliness, and corrosion resistance beyond those provided by mechanical finishing alone, as it applies to stainless steel base materials.

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Glebar Co. opens New Jersey facility

October 21, 2015

Glebar Co., a manufacturer of precision grinding systems, including centerless grinders, gauging systems, double disc grinders, and secondary process devices, has begun operations of its new headquarters and manufacturing facility in Ramsey, N.J. The company previously was located in Franklin...

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Cordless 6-in. safety brake angle grinder powered by new 18-V battery platform

October 20, 2015

Metabo USA has announced the launch of the WPB18 LTX BL 150 Quick, which the company says is the world’s first 6-in. cordless safety brake angle grinder. The unit can produce nearly 1,000 W of power. Driven by the manufacturer’s second-generation brushless motor, it features an electronic...

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BCM Media Blasting and Powder Coating named to Top Shops list

October 15, 2015

BCM Media Blasting and Powder Coating, Jeddo, Mich., has been named one of the best finishing shops in North America, according to an industry benchmarking survey conducted by Products Finishing magazine. The magazine conducted an extensive benchmarking survey that analyzed hundreds of...

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Backstand-style belt grinder offers multiposition contact

October 14, 2015

Kalamazoo Industries has introduced the model BG248 backstand-style belt grinder. It offers multiposition contact from vertical to horizontal and full work movement from left to right. The grinder features a 2- by 48-in. grinding belt with an 8- by 2-in. contact wheel work surface, a 2.75- by...

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Deburring, edge-rounding machines remove burrs up to 0.12 in.

October 9, 2015

Arku Coil Systems Inc. has introduced deburring and edge-rounding machines for use on metal parts that have been punched or cut by laser, plasma, or flame. The EdgeBreaker® can remove thick slag and heavy burrs up to 0.12 in. on parts up to 3.15 in. thick and 51.18 in. wide. The machine can...

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B.L. Downey approved by Texas DOT for certified epoxy coating

October 7, 2015

B.L. Downey Co. LLC, Broadview, Ill., has announced its certification as an epoxy coating applicator to Qualification Procedure for Reinforcing Steel Epoxy Coating Applicators by the Texas Department of Transportation Construction Division, Materials & Pavements Section. The company operates...

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