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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EPA targets aerospace segment

March 11, 2015 | By Stephen Barlas

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed in February to tighten up air emission standards for aerospace manufacturing and fabrication facilities. The agency said it initially surveyed 1,300 facilities nationwide that potentially could emit hazardous air pollutants (HAPs); all of these...

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Nonwoven abrasive wheels, brushes designed for steel, brass, aluminum

March 11, 2015

Osborn has introduced a new line of JacksonLea® brand nonwoven abrasive wheels and brushes. The heavy-duty, nonwoven abrasive cleans, finishes, and polishes such materials as steel, brass, and aluminum. The line includes soft-density, medium-grit, silicon-carbide convolute surface finishing...

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Parts cleaning/collection unit handles larger parts

March 10, 2015

Custom Service Solutions Inc. has introduced the 12-in. MiJET™ parts cleaning and collection unit. It offers a larger-diameter opening than the original 8-in. model, allowing users to clean larger parts. Using one existing shop air line at a CNC machine, the pneumatically driven unit cleans...

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Blade designed for blast machine processing of narrow workpieces

March 6, 2015

Wheelabrator has introduced a concave blade for its 35 Ezefit blast wheel, which achieves a narrow blast pattern and a tight “hot spot” at high abrasive speeds. The blade design is suitable for blast machines processing narrow workpieces, such as wire, rod, tube, pipe, bar, and...

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Wheelabrator Group (Canada) celebrates grand opening

March 5, 2015

Metallic surface preparation provider Wheelabrator Group (Canada) Ltd. celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and luncheon at its new facility in Burlington, Ont. This office facility has conference rooms and workstations for engineering and sales. The location offers...

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CNC grinder equipped with software to allow full 3-D simulation

March 3, 2015

Schütte has introduced the 325linear machine, a 5-axis CNC grinder with extended X- and Y-axis movement plus two auxiliary slides for workpiece clamping and improved grinding wheel guidance over the entire machining envelope. Microtools, gun drills, hob cutters, and complex geometries can be...

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Powder coating’s polyester formulation enables uniform film builds on complex parts, surfaces

March 3, 2015

PPG Industries’ industrial coatings business has introduced ENVIROCRON® HTE (high-transfer-efficiency) powder coating, featuring a proprietary bisphenol A (BPA)-free polyester formulation that offers a fast application build rate while providing uniform coverage on complex parts and surfaces and...

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Durapaint Industries joins PPG Certified Applicator Program group

February 27, 2015

Durapaint Industries Ltd., Scarborough, Ont., a supplier of coated extrusions, panels, and prefabricated aluminum products, has been accredited as a member of Pittsburgh-based PPG Industries’ Certified Applicator Program® (PPG/CAP) group. Durapaint Industries now is part of a select network of...

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CNC grinding machine offers compact design

February 26, 2015

Okuma’s GI-10NII grinding machine is equipped with extremely rigid, high-speed grinding wheel spindles for automated production environments. Capable of simultaneous 2-axis control, the machine can handle a variety of workpiece shapes in a simple data setting. Centralized control of...

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Trojan Powder Coating receives Qualicoat license

February 23, 2015

Bay Shore, N.Y.-based Trojan Powder Coating has received certification from Qualicoat, Churchville, N.Y. Trojan is the first U.S.-based company to receive a Qualicoat license, according to the...

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Abrasive products offered in several styles

February 18, 2015

Better Tools offers coated abrasive belts, surface conditioning belts, flap discs, flap wheels, and flap brushes. The company reports that in most cases it can supply samples and full production quantities...

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Vitrified wheel bond adds flexibility for grinding

February 17, 2015

CGW-Camel Grinding Wheels has introduced a new bond used in manufacturing vitrified wheels in the surface grinding, cylindrical, and centerless wheel categories. The bond helps make grinding action cool and helps improve wheel dimension stability and lifespan, states the company. One vitrified...

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System purifies metal finishing rinse water

February 13, 2015

Birchwood Technologies offers the Ion Exchange system to purify rinse water for reuse in metal finishing systems. It is suitable for process lines using room-temperature blackeners, zinc phosphate, and manganese phosphate processes. The system allows the user to operate a metal finishing process...

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Two PPG Industries coatings named best of 2014 by Architectural Record

February 9, 2015

PPG Industries, Pittsburgh, has announced that its DURANAR® GR (graffiti-resistant) and CORAFLON® GR coatings for architectural metal have been selected as best new products of the year in the Finishes and Surfacing category in Architectural Record magazine’s annual competition. Both...

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High-solids coating can eliminate need for baking, force-drying of metal parts

February 5, 2015

PPG Industries’ industrial coatings business has introduced PERFORMALOC™ advanced productivity coatings, a new category of cross-linked coatings featuring a proprietary combination of low-VOC resins that cure fast and hard, thus eliminating the need for baking or force-drying of metal parts....

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