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Osborn appoints director of sales

September 11, 2015

Osborn, a supplier of industrial brushes, polishing compounds, and buffs in Richmond, Ind., has hired Joseph Langlois as director of sales for the primary metals division. Langlois has more than 18 years of experience in the steel industry, seven of which were spent at Heraeus Electro-Nite,...

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Room-temperature black oxide designed for in-house metal finishing

September 8, 2015

PRESTO BLACK® room-temperature black oxide from Birchwood Technologies is suitable for small to medium-sized production operations that require corrosion resistance and galling protection on critical surfaces for machine components. The 15-min. process, which produces a nondimensional coating...

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PPG completes acquisition of IVC Industrial Coatings

September 2, 2015

Pittsburgh-based coatings company PPG Industries has completed the acquisition of IVC Industrial Coatings Inc., a powder and liquid coatings manufacturer. IVC employs more than 300 people and operates plants in Brazil, Ind.; Grand Haven, Mich.; Atlanta; Casa Grande, Ariz.; and Guangdong, China;...

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Acme Mfg. opens second manufacturing facility in Michigan

August 31, 2015

Acme Mfg. Co., a manufacturer of integrated centerless and robotic belt grinding systems and automated polishing, buffing, deburring, and grinding systems, has added a second manufacturing facility in Auburn Hills, Mich. The 45,000-sq.-ft. building will accommodate additional manufacturing...

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Abtex Corp. fills two management positions

August 28, 2015

Dresden, N.Y.-based Abtex Corp. has hired Lyell Adler as controller and Shirley Bendura as purchasing agent. Adler, who oversees all financial operations and controls, worked previously at Mettler-Toledo High-Speed, where he held a similar position. He has more than two decades of financial...

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Pferd hires customer service manager

August 26, 2015

Abrasive and industrial brush provider Pferd Inc., Milwaukee, has hired Janet A. Schweitzer as customer service manager. Having previously worked for the Wm. K. Walthers Co. and C&H Distributors, Schweitzer has more than nine years of experience in customer sales and service and nine years of...

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Catalog highlights surface conditioning products

August 26, 2015

Weiler Corp. has released a 52-page welding and fabrication catalog. Available in print and digital versions, it contains product information for the new Tiger® X flap disc, along with the company’s other products, including coated abrasives, bonded abrasives, and brushes. The digital...

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The best of both worlds

August 24, 2015 | By Dan Davis

Typically, fabricators have had to choose between an aggressive cutting disc that is thrown away at the end of each shift or a long-lived disc that usually doesn't cut as well and causes the operator to push more while handling the power tool. Weiler Corp. has developed its X3 technology to bridge that gap.

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Osborn names national account manager

August 21, 2015

Osborn, a supplier of industrial brushes, polishing compounds, and buffs in Richmond, Ind., has hired Larry Outtrim as its national account manager. In this role, his responsibilities include maintaining and managing distributor relationships, growth, and overall marketing programs. Although...

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Powder clear coats available in many formulations

August 12, 2015

IFS Coatings has launched a new line of powder coating clear coats, IFS Purecoat. The clear powder coatings protect materials while allowing the color or substrate beneath to show through. The powders are available in several different product chemistries, including polyesters, super durables,...

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Electrochemical weld cleaning products restore stainless steel surfaces

August 10, 2015

Walter Surface Technologies has added three electrochemical weld cleaning products to the SURFOX™ line. They are designed to clean, restore, and protect stainless steel surfaces. Designed as a pre-primer, Pre-Weld removes contaminants from metallic surfaces before welding. With a reduced VOC...

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Osborn names territory sales manager

August 5, 2015

Osborn, a supplier of industrial brushes, polishing compounds, and buffs based in Richmond, Ind., has hired Cole Butler as a territory sales manager. Butler held the same position for the company from 2011 to 2013, but his territory now is expanded to include northern Texas, in addition to...

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Timesavers: Automated Flat Part Deburring 101

Timesavers: Automated Flat Part Deburring 101

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 1:00 PM (CST)

By: Timesavers Inc.

Timesavers and 3M partner together to present this webcast about automated grinding. The webcast will describe different types of flat part deburring and finishing machines, abrasive technologies, processing wet vs. dry, and the importance of proper machine set-up, configuration, and maintenance.

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Mini metal finishing systems perform small-batch blackening

July 28, 2015

Birchwood Technologies offers three mini systems for use in small-batch metal finishing at low temperatures. The company offers these blackening systems for the Presto Black® and TruTemp® processes for iron and steel parts, and the Lumiclad® process for aluminum parts. All three processes use a...

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Deburring: A standard operation?

July 27, 2015 | By LaRoux K. Gillespie

According to LaRoux K. Gillespie, author of SME's Deburring and Edge Finishing Handbook, a shop can establish its own deburring standard, with the absence of one official standard in U.S. industry. It’s just a matter of communicating the specifics of the final edge finish.

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