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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Robotic finishing machine blasts shot or grit

November 11, 2014

Guyson Corp. has introduced a new version of its RB-RSSA-8 robotic blast system, designed for cleaning and surface preparation of machined aerospace castings using either shot or grit media. The system has a FANUC Robotics LR Mate-200iD 6-axis robot mounted on the reinforced back wall of the...

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Abrasive blend products available in discs, belts

November 10, 2014

Norton | Saint-Gobain has launched a product line expansion of its Neon abrasive products. They feature a proprietary grain technology and a resin bond system for improved grain adhesion. The line includes fiber, flap, and cloth quick-change discs and file and narrow belts. They are suitable...

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CNC system delivers automated black oxide finishing

November 5, 2014

Birchwood Technologies offers the CNC TRU TEMP® finishing system. The nonpolluting, low-temperature process is available in an integrated programmable hoist and tank line to process iron and steel components automatically with a black oxide finish. The self-controlled tank line eliminates the...

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PPG receives three MCA Chairman’s Awards

November 3, 2014

The coil and building products group of PPG Industries, a coatings and specialty materials company in Pittsburgh, has received three 2014 Chairman’s Awards from the Metal Construction Association (MCA), Chicago. The North Scottsdale Park and Ride was selected in the metal roofing category. PPG...

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Bench grinder accommodates long items

November 3, 2014

Built with high-capacity motors for heavy-duty use and long cycles, the 8-in. Powergrind™ model 9682081 bench grinder from Palmgren handles power grinding, cleaning, deburring, chamfering, and sharpening jobs. The machine is designed to handle projects from heavy stock removal to finishing...

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Walter Surface Technologies unveils new website

October 29, 2014

Surface treatment technology provider Walter Surface Technologies, Windsor, Conn., has launched a newly designed and fully featured website at The site has been updated to deliver improved navigation and functionality. Visitors can access comprehensive product information,...

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Brush filament offers aggression, flexibility

October 23, 2014

Osborn has introduced a crimped rectangular filament in silicon carbide and aluminum oxide on its ATB line of brushes, including FastCut composite wheels, Uni-Lok max-density disc brushes, Uni-Lok Turbo disc brushes, and Uni-Lok quick-change disc brushes. According to the manufacturer, the...

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Wall Colmonoy acquires Franklin Bronze & Alloys

October 22, 2014

Madison Heights, Mich.-based Wall Colmonoy Corp., a manufacturer of surfacing and brazing products, castings, and engineered components, has announced the acquisition of Franklin Bronze & Alloy Co. Inc., a casting foundry in Franklin, Pa. Integrating expertise, sales and marketing teams, and...

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Aluminum oxide abrasive products meet challenging applications

October 22, 2014

Norton | Saint-Gobain has expanded its Norton Rapid Prep™ nonwoven surface conditioning product line. The Bear-Tex® portfolio now includes a regular flex (RF) line of aluminum oxide (A/O) products that are suitable for demanding belt and quick-change disc applications. Combining A/O abrasive...

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Former Burbank mayor awarded lifetime achievement award for metal finishing

October 20, 2014

The Metal Finishing Associations of Southern California (MFASC) and Northern California (MFANC), chapters of the National Association for Surface Finishers (NASF), honored Bill Wiggins, former Burbank mayor and owner of Glendale-based Automation Plating Corp., with its Lifetime Achievement Award....

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Putting the finish first

October 16, 2014


R & B Wagner, Milwaukee, has had a primary role in the construction industry for more than 100 years. From its early days as a blacksmith shop, the company has grown to become a designer and manufacturer of handrail components and systems; a contract manufacturer for OEMs; and a first-rate finishing company, providing top-notch polishing services for other fabricators and manufacturers. Manufacturing Operations Manager Kane Behling and President Rick Kettler shared the company’s story with Editor Eric Lundin.

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AkzoNobel Powder Coatings opens Southwest service center

October 7, 2014

Global paints and coatings company AkzoNobel Powder Coatings, based in Amsterdam, Netherlands, has opened a service center in Tempe, Ariz., allowing local same-day delivery. The distribution expansion allows the company to market the more than 300 items in its Ready to Ship Generation III...

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Nylon abrasive disc brushes available

October 3, 2014

Brush Research Mfg. offers NamPower nylon abrasive brushes for surface finishing and deburring in OD applications. Suitable for use with automated equipment, the abrasive disc brushes come in a variety of sizes. Small diameters are available with a specialized toolholder for flow-through...

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Aqueous parts washer designed with modular features

September 30, 2014

Fountain Industries has introduced ECOMASTER™ series 7000 modular aqueous parts washing systems. Available in three models, the system has modular features that allow optional upgrades as required. The nonheated EM7000 parts washer has a 440-lb.-capacity working tray and 26-gal. soaking...

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Brush system offered for deburring

September 17, 2014

Hans Weber offers the MRB brush system for deburring. Using two round brushes per head and multiple rotating heads, the brushes mesh together during the combing procedure to create even deburring results. The modular design allows for deburring of parts of any material thickness from 0.04 in....

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