Finishing Products

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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Coatings for iron, steel protect from corrosion - TheFabricator.com

Coatings for iron, steel protect from corrosion

January 12, 2012

Three corrosion-protection coatings for iron and steel components are available from Birchwood Casey. The patented TRU TEMP® process, operating at 200 degrees F, produces a high-quality black finish. An in-house line uses no EPA-regulated chemicals and can be installed in any plant, the...

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Deburring system designed for applications requiring small footprint, portability

January 12, 2012

Abtex Corp.'s Tri-Ten U series planetary-head, return-to-operator (RTO) deburring system deburrs both sides of a part in a single pass. It is designed for applications requiring a small footprint and portability. Parts are loaded at one end, and a magnetic conveyor passes them through an offset...

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Grinding wheel for aluminum leaves no unwanted residue on workpiece

December 20, 2011

The SGP Whisper-ALU reinforced grinding wheel from Pferd Inc. features a patented design that allows it to grind aggressively on aluminum and nonferrous metals while reducing noise and vibration and eliminating clogs. With no fillers, the wheels leave no unwanted residue on the workpiece; ground...

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3-D pyramid abrasives allow finer grits sizes to remove more material - TheFabricator.com

3-D pyramid abrasives allow finer grit sizes to remove more material

November 7, 2011

Metabo Corp. has introduced a line of pyramid-design abrasives. The new aluminum oxide abrasives feature a 3-D-structured geometric grain placement that allows finer grit sizes to remove more material while giving work surfaces a consistent, even finish. According to the manufacturer, users can...

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Weld electrocleaning system components introduced - TheFabricator.com

Weld electrocleaning system components introduced

October 24, 2011

Walter Surface Technologies has introduced new components for its Surfox weld electrocleaning system, including two types of electrolyte cleaning solution, a new application pad, a passivation tester, a stainless steel grade ID tester, and marking kits. The electrocleaning system cleans...

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Elastic metal-cleaning disc suitable for thin sheet metal, cleaning welds on stainless steel, auto bodywork - TheFabricator.com

Elastic metal-cleaning disc suitable for thin sheet metal, cleaning welds on stainless steel, auto bodywork

October 24, 2011

MAGNUM CLEAN® is an elastic disc from CS Unitec Inc. for the deep cleaning of metals. The disc removes paint, rust, scale, and oil smears, cleaning and exposing without material removal. It is suitable for use in fabrication shops on thin sheet metal, for cleaning welds on stainless steel,...

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Weld cleaning brushes have enhanced safety feature - TheFabricator.com

Weld cleaning brushes have enhanced safety feature

October 24, 2011

The Weiler DUALLY™ weld cleaning brush features a dual-hex nut that eliminates interference issues that might otherwise force users to remove the guards from their angle grinders, resulting in a safety hazard. The patent-pending design features a nut with a hex on each side of the wheel...

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Green corrosion inhibitor introduced

October 24, 2011

Metalloid Corp. has introduced Metcor 52, a botanical, water-based corrosion inhibitor. The product serves as an alternative to oil- and solvent-based rust inhibitors, eliminating VOCs associated with these products. The biodegradable corrosion inhibitor provides 12 months of indoor protection on...

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Angle grinder delivers 2,000 W of power - TheFabricator.com

Angle grinder delivers 2,000 W of power

October 17, 2011

Metabo Corp. offers the W2000 7-in. angle grinder. The unit delivers 2,000 W of power for cutting, grinding, and sanding applications. Equipped with a 7-in. wheel guard, the grinder features a 15-amp motor, 89 in.-lbs. of torque, and a no-load speed of 8,500 RPM. It includes a simplified on/off...

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Robot-tended spindle-blast machine introduced - TheFabricator.com

Robot-tended spindle-blast machine introduced

September 19, 2011

Guyson Corp. has integrated a machine-tending robot for automatic loading and unloading of its RXS-900 rotary spindle-blast system in an unmanned blast-finishing workcell. The company claims the component-manipulating robot and automated spindle-blast system can support a faster pace of blast...

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Bonded abrasives reinforced with fiberglass webbing for stability - TheFabricator.com

Bonded abrasives reinforced with fiberglass webbing for stability

September 19, 2011

Weiler Corp.'s line of Vortec Pro® bonded abrasive products are designed for general-purpose grinding and cutting applications on steel, iron, and other ferrous metals. Reinforced with fiberglass webbing for stability, all products are resin bond-formulated for aggressive stock removal and...

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Centerless deburring, polishing machines offered in both dry, wet configurations

September 19, 2011

Midwest Sandright has introduced the redesigned line of Rand-Bright centerless deburring and polishing machines to handle 0.25- to 6-in.-dia. parts. The line is offered in both dry and wet configurations for use with traditional coated abrasive belts, 3M Trizact™ belts, and 3M ScotchBrite™...

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Mounted ceramic flap wheel allows aggressive, cool grinding on stainless steel, nickel-based alloys

September 14, 2011

Grinding additives in the coating of the new Co-Cool mounted ceramic flap wheel from Pferd help prevent clogging and allow aggressive, cool grinding on stainless steel and nickel-based alloys. These added elements are embedded within the resinoid bond on the wheel’s strong, flexible backing...

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Pipe sander/grinder helps render seams invisible - TheFabricator.com

Pipe sander/grinder helps render seams invisible

September 8, 2011

CS Unitec's Pipe-Max weld seam grinder/pipe sander helps render weld seams invisible and can produce satin to mirror finishes on stainless steel, aluminum, and high-quality metal pipe and handrails. With a 14.5-amp, variable-speed (950 to 3,500 RPM) electric motor that provides high torque, the...

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Aluminum oxide conversion coating introduced - TheFabricator.com

Aluminum oxide conversion coating introduced

August 1, 2011

Birchwood Casey has introduced the MICROLOK® AO, a nontoxic aluminum oxide conversion coating that is 0.000060 in. thick, silver-black in color, and tightly adherent to the metal surface. The patented coating imparts corrosion resistance and antigalling properties to iron and steel tooling...

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