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Grinding, polishing, blending in hard-to-reach areas -

Grinding, polishing, blending in hard-to-reach areas

December 3, 2012


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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Abrasive grinding wheels made with precision-shaped grains

November 9, 2012

3M Abrasive Systems has introduced 3M™ Cubitron™ II bonded abrasive grinding and cutoff wheels. The precision-shaped grains continuously fracture to form sharp points and edges, which helps them cut quickly, stay sharp, and perform with less pressure than conventional grinding and cutoff...

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Osborn marks 125 years in business

November 9, 2012

Osborn, a supplier of surface-treatment systems and finishing tools in Cleveland, celebrates its 125th anniversary in 2012. The company, founded by John J. Osborn in 1887, originally made horse and butcher block brushes, as well as street cleaning brooms. Today Osborn offers more than 10,000...

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Pferd parent company acquires Superior Abrasives

November 7, 2012

Pferd Inc., Leominster Pa., a subsidiary of August Rüggeberg GmbH & Co. of Marienheide, Germany, has announced that the Rüggeberg Group has acquired Superior Abrasives, Dayton, Ohio. The company now is named Superior Abrasives LLC . Pferd and Superior Abrasives LLC will operate...

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Controlled flare-end brushes trimmed to remove breakage-prone portions -

Controlled flare-end brushes trimmed to remove breakage-prone portions

November 5, 2012

Weiler Corp.'s controlled flare-end brushes feature a trimmed, crimped-wire fill to help make brushing action more effective and increase durability for cleaning fillet welds and into corners, bevels, channels, and slots. The patented design nearly eliminates rapid filament fatigue and wire...

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App helps users select right-angle grinding products -

App helps users select right-angle grinding products

November 1, 2012

Norton Abrasives has introduced a grinding app that features a right-angle grinding product selector and distributor locator. It also includes a wheel speed conversion calculator, as well as a coolant and dressing parameter calculator for abrasives applications. A link to Norton's abrasives...

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Shoulder mill made for small diameters -

Shoulder mill made for small diameters

November 1, 2012

Kennametal offers the Mill 1-7™ cutter for finishing in small-diameter milling. The cutter can be used for shoulder, ramp, slot, plunge, and helical milling while using a single insert. The small insert enables the use of high-density cutters rather than larger inserts. The insert’s...

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Metabo hires marketing manager -

Metabo hires marketing manager

October 29, 2012

Metabo Corp., an international manufacturer of professional-grade, portable electric power tools and abrasives for industrial, construction, and welding applications in West Chester, Pa., has hired Jere L. Geib Jr. as its new marketing manager. He is responsible for marketing, advertising, and...

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Floor-stand disc sander features cast-iron, steel construction -

Floor-stand disc sander features cast-iron, steel construction

October 25, 2012

The Kalamazoo Industries model DS20 disc sander is a floor-stand unit designed for nonproduction applications. The sander features cast-iron and steel construction, a 20-in. steel disc, a tilt table with miter gauge, and a reversing drum switch. The unit is available with a 1,740-RPM, 2-HP,...

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Hands-on workshop to focus on powder coating

October 23, 2012

The Powder Coating Institute, The Woodlands, Texas, will hold a two-day, hands-on, advanced workshop Dec. 4-5 at Wagner Systems in Elgin, Ill. Taught by qualified industry experts, "Optimizing Your Powder Operation" will focus on in-depth knowledge of all aspects of the powder coating process....

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CGW adds three territory managers

October 23, 2012

CGW-Camel Grinding Wheels, Niles, Ill., has appointed three new territory managers to its sales team. Rich Bomba has been named territory manager for Illinois and northern Indiana. He has 15 years of industry experience and worked as a senior civil specialist at Hilti. He received his associate's...

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Surface preparation wheels, discs designed for blending, finishing -

Surface preparation wheels, discs designed for blending, finishing

October 11, 2012

CGW-Camel Grinding Wheels has added a line of surface preparation aluminum oxide and silicon carbide wheels and discs. The surface conditioning line is designed for blending, smoothing, and finishing stainless steel, steel, aluminum, and nonferrous metals. Made from nonwoven material...

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RoboVent launches new website

October 10, 2012

RoboVent has established a new website at featuring up-to-date information on the company's ventilation equipment and finishing systems. Also included are product demonstration videos and streamlined product groupings. The company provides ventilation and filtration equipment for...

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Timesavers Inc. and 3M: Automated Grinding 10-3-12

Date: October 3, 2012

Sponsored by Timesavers Inc.

Length: 60:00

This Webcast will describe the advantages of different types of deburring machines. We will also describe different types of abrasives technologies in detail, including coated and non-woven abrasives. Many factors that improve performance, such as processing wet vs. dry and the impact of speed, coolant, and pressure will also be discussed.