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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Weiler Corp. acquires Rei Abrasivos

February 25, 2013

Weiler Corp., Cresco, Pa., has acquired Rei Abrasivos, a manufacturer of vitrified and bonded abrasive products for the metalworking and foundry industries, located in Brazil. "The addition of the Rei brand and products supports our strategy in Brazil and will increase our ability to meet the...

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Penetrant eliminates rust immediately - TheFabricator.com

Penetrant eliminates rust immediately

February 19, 2013

Cortec® presents VpCI® Super Penetrant, a deep-penetrating formulation that loosens frozen parts and provides universal corrosion protection. Its deep-penetrating capabilities allow the user to go through as much as 0.5 in. of rust in 30 min., the manufacturer states. As the product...

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Weld cleaning brush made for use on 4.5-in. grinders - TheFabricator.com

Weld cleaning brush made for use on 4.5-in. grinders

February 19, 2013

Weiler Corp.'s 4.5-in. Roughneck® weld cleaning brush is designed for use on 4.5-in. grinders. It features a high knot count and short trim length, which the company says results in a 35 percent improvement in cleaning action, up to 20 percent less wire loss, and 50 percent longer brush life...

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Wall Colmonoy marks 75th anniversary

February 18, 2013

Wall Colmonoy, Madison Heights, Mich., celebrates its 75th year in business in 2013. Founded in Detroit in 1938 by Albert F. Wall, the materials engineering company today has offices and manufacturing facilities in the U.S., U.K., and France, employing close to 400 people. The fourth-generation...

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Metabo promotes employees to new positions

February 18, 2013

Metabo Corp., West Chester, Pa., a manufacturer of portable electric power tools and abrasives for industrial, construction, and welding applications, has promoted four individuals from within the company to newly created and existing positions. Promoted to vice president of finance and...

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Pass-through blaster uses fuseless starters - TheFabricator.com

Pass-through blaster uses fuseless starters

February 18, 2013

Viking Blast & Wash Systems has released the CB 3630 pass-through blaster. The redesigned unit has a blast width of 36 by 30 in. The blaster incorporates fuseless starters with phase loss and imbalance protection. Zero speed sensors are standard on the driven end of abrasive conveyance...

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Brush-on blackener serves as quick fix for scratched black oxided parts - TheFabricator.com

Brush-on blackener serves as quick fix for scratched black oxided parts

February 18, 2013

PRESTO BLACK® BST4 brush-on liquid from Birchwood® Technologies is an instant-acting cold blackener for all iron and nonstainless steels. When applied to any clean ferrous metal surface, the product blackens within 30 seconds and forms a durable black finish that can be topcoated. The...

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Aqueous cleaning system handles large, small components - TheFabricator.com

Aqueous cleaning system handles large, small components

February 14, 2013

MecWash Systems has introduced the Duo 400, a compact, fully automatic and self-contained aqueous cleaning system. Suitable for cell manufacturing or within a centralized layout, the system measures 60 by 64 by 89 in. to occupy a small footprint. The single-chamber rotational cleaning system...

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Deburring system adds planetary head for extra brushing time

February 13, 2013

Abtex Corp. has expanded its line of Tri-Ten deburring systems to include a two-head, U-series, high-productivity system. The second planetary head, operating in tandem with the first, provides extra brushing time to completely deburr the part while maintaining conveyor speed. At one end of the...

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Abrasive disc eliminates cutting damage to complex workpieces - TheFabricator.com

Abrasive disc eliminates cutting damage to complex workpieces

February 13, 2013

Pferd has extended its COMBIDISC® line with A-Contour abrasive discs. The discs have a scalloped edge pattern that finishes without cutting or gouging the metal. The discs' soft outer contour makes them suitable for finishing tight contours and concave surfaces with radius transitions. The...

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Rex-Cut Abrasives redesigns website

February 4, 2013

Rex-Cut Abrasives, Fall River, Mass., has redesigned its website to include drop-down menus, detailed product and technical data, videos, a blog, a distributor locator, and a downloadable catalog. Products include cotton-fiber mounted points and Type 1 and Type 27 wheels; quick-change discs;...

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Industrial washer includes wash, phosphatizing sections - TheFabricator.com

Industrial washer includes wash, phosphatizing sections

January 28, 2013

Viking Blast & Wash Systems has released the MRW 4830 wash and phosphatizing system. The washer has a 48-in.-tall by 30-in.-wide wash zone. The redesigned system can be heated with either natural gas or electric heating elements in both the wash and phosphatizing sections. The washer's pump...

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Eco-friendly cleaning agent added to new solvent products

January 21, 2013

Walter Surface Technologies (WST) has developed an ecofriendly product for heavy-duty industrial cleaning. Nature Boost is an additive derived from vegetable extracts exclusive to Bio-Circle Environmental Solutions. The ingredient is obtained from a byproduct generated in the vegetable processing...

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Extra-thin cutoff wheel maintains long lifespan - TheFabricator.com

Extra-thin cutoff wheel maintains long lifespan

January 21, 2013

Walter Surface Technologies (WST) has introduced the Zip One extra-thin cutoff wheel. Designed for cutting thin-gauge metal, the 0.031-in. wheel is bonded with a proprietary mix of high-performance abrasives that deliver extra-cool cutting. A new technology enables an optimal grit distribution...

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Nonwoven flap wheels impart consistent scratch pattern - TheFabricator.com

Nonwoven flap wheels impart consistent scratch pattern

January 15, 2013

New siafleece nonwoven flap wheels are available from sia Abrasives Inc. USA. The nonwoven products have grit impregnated throughout the entire structure, not just coated on the surface, to provide a consistent scratch pattern. Heavy Duty series 6130 wheels are designed for mechanical,...

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