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 opens training center in Wisconsin

December 13, 2012

Pferd Inc. has opened the Pferd Training Academy at its manufacturing facility in Milwaukee. The facility — a safe, controlled working environment equipped with a variety of power tools and product samples — is designed to provide sales representatives with product knowledge and hands-on...

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Flap discs feature recyclable aluminum backing

December 12, 2012

Weiler's Tiger® aluminum-backed abrasive flap discs are designed for aggressive grinding jobs and, according to the company, use the strongest back available in the marketplace, producing less flex for more control. Recyclable aluminum backs will not throw fiberglass dust, considered a contaminant...

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Flap discs suitable for aggressive applications - TheFabricator.com

Flap discs suitable for aggressive applications

December 11, 2012

Weiler offers new Tiger Paw™ abrasive flap discs for edge grinding. Available in January, the 100 percent zirconium flap discs feature a high-performance grain and poly-cotton backing for improved grain retention. Multiple layers of coated abrasive material expose sharp, fresh grains as...

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Safety app focuses on finishing, grinding products - TheFabricator.com

Safety app focuses on finishing, grinding products

December 11, 2012

Walter Surface Technologies has released a new safety app for iPhones®. It is designed to provide metalworkers with access to essential safety information for working on factory floors and job sites. Features include an abrasives speed chart that provides maximum RPM info for the company's...

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Spindle lock simplifies accessory changes on die grinder - TheFabricator.com

Spindle lock simplifies accessory changes on die grinder

December 4, 2012

Metabo Corp. offers the GE950 G Plus high-torque die grinder. It features a spindle lock that helps simplify accessory changes using a single wrench. Delivering speeds from 2,500 to 8,700 RPM, it handles polishing and graining, sanding, deburring, edge finishing, beveling, and cutting of metal....

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Nonwoven products finish all types of metal parts - TheFabricator.com

Nonwoven products finish all types of metal parts

December 4, 2012

Norton Abrasives has introduced the Norton RapidPrep™ line of nonwoven discs, belts, and wheels for the metal fabricating industry. The nonwoven substrate has an improved resin bond system designed to eliminate smearing and loading and improve edge wear. The line is available with an...

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CenterLine announces 2012 Cold Spray Leadership Award recipient - TheFabricator.com

CenterLine announces 2012 Cold Spray Leadership Award recipient

December 3, 2012

CenterLine (Windsor) Ltd.'s Supersonic Spray Technologies (SST™) division, Windsor, Ont., has announced that Joe Dewhirst of Detroit Diesel Remanufacturing is the 2012 recipient of its Cold Spray Leadership Award. This annual award is given in recognition of outstanding contributions made...

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Brushes help welders finish the job - TheFabricator.com

Brushes help welders finish the job

December 3, 2012

Osborn offers the Welders Choice™ line of finishing products designed for professional welding applications. The stringer bead brushes, including the refined TY™ encapsulated stringer bead brushes, clean J-weld joints. Improved elastomers in the narrow-face, aggressive knots make...

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Grinding, polishing, blending in hard-to-reach areas - TheFabricator.com

Grinding, polishing, blending in hard-to-reach areas

December 3, 2012

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Interviews with several tool and accessory manufacturers provide a broad perspective on capabilities for finishing in hard-to-reach areas.

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Birchwood Casey Metal Finishes changes brand

November 17, 2012

Birchwood Casey® Metal Finishes, Eden Prairie, Minn., has changed its brand and logo to Birchwood® Technologies. The company manufactures turnkey metal finishing systems and processes, including low-temperature black oxide, antiquing, rust preventives, cleaners, and surface preps. Products and...

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Abrasive grinding wheels made with precision-shaped grains

November 9, 2012

3M Abrasive Systems has introduced 3M™ Cubitron™ II bonded abrasive grinding and cutoff wheels. The precision-shaped grains continuously fracture to form sharp points and edges, which helps them cut quickly, stay sharp, and perform with less pressure than conventional grinding and cutoff...

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Osborn marks 125 years in business

November 9, 2012

Osborn, a supplier of surface-treatment systems and finishing tools in Cleveland, celebrates its 125th anniversary in 2012. The company, founded by John J. Osborn in 1887, originally made horse and butcher block brushes, as well as street cleaning brooms. Today Osborn offers more than 10,000...

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Pferd parent company acquires Superior Abrasives

November 7, 2012

Pferd Inc., Leominster Pa., a subsidiary of August Rüggeberg GmbH & Co. of Marienheide, Germany, has announced that the Rüggeberg Group has acquired Superior Abrasives, Dayton, Ohio. The company now is named Superior Abrasives LLC . Pferd and Superior Abrasives LLC will operate...

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Controlled flare-end brushes trimmed to remove breakage-prone portions - TheFabricator.com

Controlled flare-end brushes trimmed to remove breakage-prone portions

November 5, 2012

Weiler Corp.'s controlled flare-end brushes feature a trimmed, crimped-wire fill to help make brushing action more effective and increase durability for cleaning fillet welds and into corners, bevels, channels, and slots. The patented design nearly eliminates rapid filament fatigue and wire...

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App helps users select right-angle grinding products - TheFabricator.com

App helps users select right-angle grinding products

November 1, 2012

Norton Abrasives has introduced a grinding app that features a right-angle grinding product selector and distributor locator. It also includes a wheel speed conversion calculator, as well as a coolant and dressing parameter calculator for abrasives applications. A link to Norton's abrasives...

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