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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Instant-brake grinders add to safety - TheFabricator.com

Instant-brake grinders add to safety

March 27, 2012

Metabo Corp. has introduced two new angle grinders designed to stop wheel rotation in 2 sec. or less when the deadman safety switch is released, reducing the likelihood of injuries. Suitable for heavy-duty grinding and cutting applications, both grinders feature a 12.2-amp motor and 1,400 W of...

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Portable foundry wheels help reduce grind time - TheFabricator.com

Portable foundry wheels help reduce grind time

March 7, 2012

Saint-Gobain Abrasives has introduced Norton BlueFire™ portable zirconia aluminum foundry wheels for the metal fabricating industry. According to the manufacturer, the snagging cup wheels reduce grind time more than 40 percent and increase G-ratio by almost 130 percent compared to...

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Auto-darkening welding helmet can be used in weld, grind mode - TheFabricator.com

Auto-darkening welding helmet can be used in weld, grind mode

March 6, 2012

The new Tweco® WeldSkill® auto-darkening welding helmet from Thermadyne Industries Inc. features four sensors and can be used in both weld mode and grind mode. The 16-oz., solar-powered helmet has a 3.86- by 1.69-in. viewing area that darkens even for GTAW at 5 amps. The helmet darkens in 33...

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Finishing sticks made for delicate deburring jobs - TheFabricator.com

Finishing sticks made for delicate deburring jobs

February 22, 2012

Rex-Cut® Products Inc. offers round and square finishing sticks made of nonwoven cotton fiber with aluminum oxide and silicon carbide abrasives. Available in a variety of sizes, the sticks are suitable for delicate deburring jobs such as mold, tool and die, and jewelry repair. Suitable for...

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Rust stripper works in spray, immersion applications

February 16, 2012

Chemtool Inc. offers Rust Rid water-based rust stripper. With a near-neutral pH of 6.50 to 7.50, the product is suitable for removing rust from cast-iron alloys, tool steels, and all carbon steels. It is slightly less effective on stainless steel alloys, the company reports. The product is most...

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Power brushes engineered for use on 4.5 in., right-angle grinders - TheFabricator.com

Power brushes engineered for use on 4.5 in., right-angle grinders

January 26, 2012

Weiler Corp. offers wire brushes engineered for use on 4.5-in., right-angle grinders. The 4.5-in. Mini-Roughneck stringer bead wheel features a high knot count and short trim length. The Dually™ 4.5-in. weld cleaning brush features a dual-hex nut design to simplify periodic flipping of...

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Multimode robotic blast system prepares ID, OD surfaces of hollow-shaft components - TheFabricator.com

Multimode robotic blast system prepares ID, OD surfaces of hollow-shaft components

January 26, 2012

Guyson Corp. has designed and built a robotic pressure-blast machine that operates either as a seven-axis rotary table surface preparation system or as a horizontal roller-blasting system for preparing ID and OD surfaces of hollow-shaft components. The multiple-mode concept eliminates the need...

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Small, thin-profile, Type 1 abrasive wheels debur slots, gears, stampings, castings and cleaning pipe threads

January 12, 2012

A line of small, thin-profile, Type 1 abrasive wheels for deburring slots, gears, stampings, and castings and cleaning pipe threads is available from Rex-Cut Products Inc. The wheels feature multiple layers of cotton fiber that are impregnated with aluminum oxide or silicon carbide abrasives and...

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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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