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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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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Angle grinders, sanders offer highest power-to-weight ratio - TheFabricator.com

Angle grinders, sanders offer highest power-to-weight ratio

December 20, 2012

Chicago Pneumatic has introduced its new line of CP3850 industrial angle grinders and sanders, which offer the highest power-to-weight ratio and durability in their class, according to the manufacturer. Weighing less than 6 lbs., the lightweight machines come in 7- and 9-in. capacities....

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Rigid, semi-flex discs handle tough grinding applications - TheFabricator.com

Rigid, semi-flex discs handle tough grinding applications

December 19, 2012

CGW-Camel Grinding Wheels has introduced rigid, semi-flex discs for aggressive grinding applications. The new discs are made with a stiff phenolic resin fiberglass backing, which is engineered to be stronger than plastic or vulcanized fiber backings for more control when grinding corners and...

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Abrasive wheels suited for robotic deburring - TheFabricator.com

Abrasive wheels suited for robotic deburring

December 18, 2012

Rex-Cut® Smooth Touch™ Type 1 deburring wheels are made from cotton fiber, impregnated with abrasives and a proprietary bond, to create a dense yet flexible wheel that constantly reveals fresh abrasives as it works. They are suitable for the robotic deburring and finishing of precision...

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System provides 360-degree extrusion profile deburring

December 14, 2012

Abtex Corp. has introduced a compact, portable system for deburring saw-cut aluminum extrusion profiles in preparation for scanning measurement. The profile end preparation system is 24 in. wide, 24 in. long, and 48 in. high. The operator clamps the sample part in place and then feeds the part...

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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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