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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Pferd launches ergonomics program

June 10, 2013

Pferd Inc., a manufacturer of abrasives and surface finishing tools in Leominster, Mass., has launched the Pferdergonomics program, focusing on long-term user health through the reduction of dust, noise, and vibration levels and the improvement of tool haptics. In addition to manufacturing...

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Automated Deburring: A Surprising Cost and Time Savings 6-5-13

Date: June 5, 2013

Sponsored by Timesavers Inc.

Length: 60:00

This Webcast will describe the advantages of different types of deburring machines. We will also describe different types of abrasives technologies in detail, including coated and non-woven abrasives.

Redesigned table blaster delivers 5,700 CFM - TheFabricator.com

Redesigned table blaster delivers 5,700 CFM

June 5, 2013

Viking Blast & Wash Systems has released the redesigned 96T industrial table blaster with a wraparound door for access. The blaster's aggressive air intake allows for application of more than 5,700 CFM. Several wear liner packages are available, including 0.5-in.-thick cast chrome/moly,...

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Eight tips for effective grinding - TheFabricator.com

Eight tips for effective grinding

June 3, 2013

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It doesn’t matter how mind-bogglingly fast upstream processes are if it takes forever and a day for parts to make it through the grinding department.

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Spindle-blast system handles workcell finishing, surface prep - TheFabricator.com

Spindle-blast system handles workcell finishing, surface prep

May 30, 2013

The RB-RXS-400 rotary indexing spindle-blast machine from Guyson Corp. incorporates a robot nozzle manipulator and two auxiliary axes of coordinated robotic motion of its servomotor-driven spindles. Designed for precision workcell finishing and surface preparation, the machine can be loaded and...

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Flexible discs offer blending control - TheFabricator.com

Flexible discs offer blending control

May 29, 2013

Rex-Cut Abrasives offers Type 27 Max Flex cotton fiber wheels for blending and finishing flat and contoured surfaces in one step without a backup pad. Providing a wide surface contact area for blending control and a uniform finish, the flexible abrasive wheels can be used at a 45-degree angle...

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Advanced Technical Finishing continues $10 million facility renovation - TheFabricator.com

Advanced Technical Finishing continues $10 million facility renovation

May 23, 2013

Advanced Technical Finishing (ATF) is adding 16,000 sq. ft. to its surface treatment facility in Huntsville, Ala. The $10 million renovation also includes an upgrade of the anodizing line equipment, allowing for increased capacity on Type I, II, and III anodizing, as well as installation of new...

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Ultrasonic cleaning system handles up to 1,800 parts/hr. - TheFabricator.com

Ultrasonic cleaning system handles up to 1,800 parts/hr.

May 23, 2013

Cleaning Technologies Group LLC has introduced the Blackstone-NEY CleanVeyor ultrasonic parts cleaning system. Combining spray, immersion, and ultrasonic cleaning technologies, the system has been shown to achieve Six Sigma consistency in a number of applications requiring high production...

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Lightweight grinders made for metalworking - TheFabricator.com

Lightweight grinders made for metalworking

May 23, 2013

Metabo Corp. offers two lightweight angle grinders for cutting, grinding, and deburring in the repair, maintenance, and metalworking industries. The W720 weighs 4.4 lbs. and has a maximum wheel diameter of 4.5 in. It features a 6.5-amp motor with 720 W of power, 14 in.-lbs. of torque, and a...

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Nonwoven right angle

The finishing touch—selecting and using nonwoven abrasives

May 22, 2013

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Nonwoven abrasives come in different types and compositions. It’s important to choose the right product for optimal finishing.

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Brushes made for 4.5-in. right-angle grinders - TheFabricator.com

Brushes made for 4.5-in. right-angle grinders

May 22, 2013

Weiler Corp. offers wire brushes engineered specifically for use on 4.5-in. right-angle grinders. The 4.5-in. Mini Roughneck stringer bead wheels feature a high knot count and short trim length to produce fast cleaning action and extended product life. Dually™ 4.5-in. weld cleaning...

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Böhler-Uddeholm opens PVD coating center in Ontario

May 21, 2013

Böhler-Uddeholm has opened a new PVD coating facility at the Thermo-Tech thermal processing location in Mississauga, Ont. The 9,000-sq.-ft. service center provides duplex PVD coatings to the Canadian manufacturing sector. The vertically integrated company supplies high-performance steels,...

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Blast machine made for heavy-duty operations - TheFabricator.com

Blast machine made for heavy-duty operations

May 14, 2013

Viking Blast & Wash Systems has released the model 1200 tumble belt blast machine. The 12-cu.-ft. machine incorporates changes to the loader and discharge belt options that help make it durable for heavy-duty operations. An integrated media lift system and no auger gives the unit a small...

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Weld shaver removes beads from flat, fillet welds

May 9, 2013

Heck Industries has introduced a hand-operated fillet weld shaver. The tool uses indexable carbide inserts in a milling cutter to remove weld beads from flat butt welds and inside 90-degree fillet welds. The unit features adjustable depth of cut and an adjustable fence, allowing removal of the...

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CGW acquires PASCO

May 8, 2013

CGW-Camel Grinding Wheels, Niles, Ill., a manufacturer and supplier of abrasive systems for the industrial market, has acquired Pacific Abrasive Supply Co. (PASCO), Buena Park, Calif. PASCO is a manufacturer of abrasive belts, sheets, discs, rolls, pressure-sensitive adhesive products, and...

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