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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Sterling Fabrication Technology opens Dallas showroom

June 17, 2013

Sterling Fabrication Technology has opened a 5,000-sq.-ft. showroom in Dallas featuring laser, plasma, and waterjet cutting machines, as well as press brakes and finishing equipment from TRUMPF®, Hypertherm, Haeusler, Lissmac, and Virtek. Personalized virtual demonstrations are available via the...

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Robotic blasting center changes blasting tools automatically - TheFabricator.com

Robotic blasting center changes blasting tools automatically

June 17, 2013

Guyson Corp. has engineered and manufactured a 7-axis robotic grit-blast system that changes blasting tools automatically to perform surface preparation work around the exterior of complex-shaped components, as well as recesses and interior surfaces of the parts. The multitasking robotic blast...

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Biodegradable liquid cleans metal before finishing - TheFabricator.com

Biodegradable liquid cleans metal before finishing

June 13, 2013

Safe Scrub® ST liquid cleaner from Birchwood provides heavy-duty cleaning power for removing oil and surface soils on metals before finishing. This biodegradable liquid emulsifies oil from iron and steel parts in heavy-duty soak tank cleaning, and then holds the oil residues in solution to...

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Electric polishing system reaches difficult-to-access internal corners

June 13, 2013

Suhner Industrial Products LLC has launched the new UMC 6-R L electric power file/polishing system for difficult-to-access polishing, graining, and brushing applications on stainless and aluminum. The unit offers low-vibration action for close edge work. To impart a grained finish on internal...

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Steelcraft Tool marks 70 years in business

June 10, 2013

Steelcraft Tool Co. has announced the 70th anniversary of the beginning of its operations. Founded in 1943 as an industrial cutting tools producer, the company eventually began to produce high-quality cutoff, cross-cut, and end finishing blades. Today Steelcraft Tool is a provider of high-speed...

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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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