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Rust remover adds corrosion protection

October 28, 2015

Cortec Corp.’s VpCI®-426 is a water-based, heavy-duty descaler/rust remover enhanced with Nano-VpCI®. Available in liquid, powder, and gel form, the rust remover is designed to remove corrosion, scale, and naturally occurring oxides from iron, carbon and stainless steel, copper, aluminum,...

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Black oxide provides blackened parts break-in lubricity for gear applications

October 27, 2015

Birchwood Technologies has developed the TRU TEMP® low-temperature black oxide process as an in-house metal finishing process for gear component manufacturers desiring break-in lubricity, corrosion protection, and galling resistance on critical components. The process creates a nondimensional...

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Electropolishing applications and techniques

October 27, 2015 | By Johnson H. Cutchin Sr

Electropolishing isn’t necessarily a standalone process; it often complements mechanical finishing. This article examines how two processes provide levels of smoothness, cleanliness, and corrosion resistance beyond those provided by mechanical finishing alone, as it applies to stainless steel base materials.

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Glebar Co. opens New Jersey facility

October 21, 2015

Glebar Co., a manufacturer of precision grinding systems, including centerless grinders, gauging systems, double disc grinders, and secondary process devices, has begun operations of its new headquarters and manufacturing facility in Ramsey, N.J. The company previously was located in Franklin...

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Cordless 6-in. safety brake angle grinder powered by new 18-V battery platform

October 20, 2015

Metabo USA has announced the launch of the WPB18 LTX BL 150 Quick, which the company says is the world’s first 6-in. cordless safety brake angle grinder. The unit can produce nearly 1,000 W of power. Driven by the manufacturer’s second-generation brushless motor, it features an electronic...

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BCM Media Blasting and Powder Coating named to Top Shops list

October 15, 2015

BCM Media Blasting and Powder Coating, Jeddo, Mich., has been named one of the best finishing shops in North America, according to an industry benchmarking survey conducted by Products Finishing magazine. The magazine conducted an extensive benchmarking survey that analyzed hundreds of...

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Backstand-style belt grinder offers multiposition contact

October 14, 2015

Kalamazoo Industries has introduced the model BG248 backstand-style belt grinder. It offers multiposition contact from vertical to horizontal and full work movement from left to right. The grinder features a 2- by 48-in. grinding belt with an 8- by 2-in. contact wheel work surface, a 2.75- by...

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Deburring, edge-rounding machines remove burrs up to 0.12 in.

October 9, 2015

Arku Coil Systems Inc. has introduced deburring and edge-rounding machines for use on metal parts that have been punched or cut by laser, plasma, or flame. The EdgeBreaker® can remove thick slag and heavy burrs up to 0.12 in. on parts up to 3.15 in. thick and 51.18 in. wide. The machine can...

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B.L. Downey approved by Texas DOT for certified epoxy coating

October 7, 2015

B.L. Downey Co. LLC, Broadview, Ill., has announced its certification as an epoxy coating applicator to Qualification Procedure for Reinforcing Steel Epoxy Coating Applicators by the Texas Department of Transportation Construction Division, Materials & Pavements Section. The company operates...

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Pferd appoints marketing manager

October 6, 2015

Pferd Inc., a manufacturer of abrasive and industrial brush products, has hired Maria Cartier as marketing manager at its U.S. operations in Milwaukee. She has more than 20 years of marketing experience, previously serving as marketing manager at Walter USA and as director of marketing for an...

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CGW hires plant manager

October 1, 2015

Niles, Ill.-based CGW-Camel Grinding Wheels has hired Fred Brutsche as its new plant manager. His responsibilities include overseeing plant operations, customer service, planning, purchasing, and production. Brutsche has more than 25 years of manufacturing experience in such positions as...

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SAF names account manager

September 30, 2015

SAF (Southern Aluminum Finishing Co.) has promoted Matt Welker to account manager. Based in the company’s Atlanta headquarters, he is responsible for sales in the upper Midwest and Southeast, including Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, Virginia, Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin. In this...

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Deburring/finishing machine handles small parts

September 29, 2015

Midwest Automation has introduced the Mini 9 deburring and finishing machine. The 9-in.-wide model 948 is designed for small-part dry deburring and finishing in high-production environments or for use as a secondary machine in a workcell or...

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Metal finishing equipment industry growth spurred by global market expansion

September 23, 2015

The new report “Global Markets and Technologies for Inorganic Metal Finishing Processes (MFG019D)” from BCC Research reveals that increased globalization of businesses and markets for metal finishing equipment will determine the direction of the industry’s growth. The global market for...

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PPG breaks ground on new application development center at Wisconsin plant

September 21, 2015

Pittsburgh-based PPG Industries’ industrial coatings business has broken ground on a new application development center for liquid coatings at its Oak Creek, Wis., plant. The facility will support development of custom formulations of liquid coatings, and it will enable the company to simulate...

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