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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Abrasive belts can cut process time in half

July 17, 2015

Saint-Gobain Abrasives has launched Norton Vortex® Rapid Prep belts for aerospace; metal and stainless fabrication; and maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) applications. The belts incorporate the proprietary Clean Bond™ resin technology for smooth, smear-free finishes. The proprietary...

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Osborn moves North American headquarters to Indiana

July 16, 2015

Osborn, a supplier of industrial brushes, polishing compounds, and buffs, has moved its North American headquarters to Richmond, Ind. Sales, marketing, and customer service are located in the facility, along with engineers and other team members. The company opened operations in Richmond in...

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Gels give metal a natural, aged appearance

July 16, 2015

Brush-on Presto Black® gel, Antique Black® gel, and Antique Brown® gel from Birchwood Technologies are designed for use on large, in-place architectural metal surfaces to produce a natural, aged appearance. Any size of vertical or horizontal metal surface can be converted to a silver/black...

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Ag equipment manufacturer switches to corrosion-free, worry-free, couplings

July 15, 2015

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Horsch Maschinen GmbH, an agriculture implements manufacturer, experienced corrosion problems related to the tubular couplers used for its hydraulic systems. It switched to couplers manufactured by Voss Fluid GmbH, which are much better at standing up to the corrosive effects of common fertilizers.

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PCI names executive director

July 14, 2015

Following the retirement of Executive Director Dave Lurie, the Powder Coating Institute (PCI), Montgomery, Texas, has hired Goyer Management Intl. (GMI) to provide complete management services of the association. GMI has hired Trena Benson as the new PCI executive director. Benson has more than...

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Quality Industries adds powder coating system

July 13, 2015

Metalworking company Quality Industries Inc. (QI) has invested $3.7 million in a new powder coating system at its main operational facility in LaVergne, Tenn. The system comprises a Nordson ColorMax® II spray booth that changes colors in as little as 10 min.; an upgraded I-beam conveyor system...

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MetoKote adds electrocoating technology to two plants

June 29, 2015

MetoKote Corp., a custom coating applicator based in Lima, Ohio, has added electrocoating (e-coating) technology at its Sheffield Village, Ohio, and Sumter, S.C., plants. The new Powercron® AdvantEdge™ technology by PPG Industries is a high-edge, cationic-epoxy product formulated with a...

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Osborn announces two staff additions

June 26, 2015

Osborn, a supplier of industrial brushes, polishing compounds, and buffs, has hired Jon-Michael Raymond as private brand national account manager and Brian S. Smith as North American marketing manager. Raymond holds an MBA from Assumption College and has more than seven years of experience in...

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Abtex Corp. appoints VP of marketing and sales

June 26, 2015

Dresden, N.Y.-based Abtex Corp., a manufacturer of machine/brush deburring systems, has promoted Jason Saner from group manager of the company’s Systems Group to corporate vice president of marketing and sales. Saner joined the company in 2013. He began as market development manager and was...

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New line of surface conditioning belts introduced

June 26, 2015

CGW-Camel Grinding Wheels has added 12 new belts to its surface conditioning belt line. They are available in brown (coarse) 120 grits, maroon (medium) 180 grits, and blue (very fine) 320 grits. Dimensions are 3 by 21 in., 1 by 72 in., 4 by 54 in., and 4 by 72 in. X-flex and low-stretch...

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Weiler Corp. names VP, global operations

June 25, 2015

Weiler Corp., Cresco, Pa., a provider of power brushes, abrasives, and maintenance products for surface conditioning, has named Brian Seelig as vice president, global operations. He is responsible for all operations and manufacturing processes. Seelig has more than 35 years of experience, with...

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Battery-powered cutoff/angle grinder offers increased run time

June 24, 2015

Makita® has released the XAG06M cutoff/angle grinder. The brushless, cordless, 4.5-in. paddle switch tool is powered by an 18-V LXT® lithium-ion 4.0-Ah battery. The grinder features Automatic Speed Change™ technology, which adjusts speed and torque during grinding or cutting applications,...

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Belt grinder features five grinding areas

June 23, 2015

Trick Tools offers the Multitool 2x36 belt grinder. It offers a belt speed of about 5,400 SFPM to remove material up to five times faster than with the equivalent grit grinding wheel, reports the manufacturer. The machine has five grinding areas. Most work is performed on the contact wheel, but...

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Water-based polymer sealants provide protective topcoat on most metals

June 18, 2015

Birchwood Technologies offers two all-purpose water-based sealants formulated to provide a protective topcoat on most metal surfaces. CLEARLOK® clear urethane sealant is a heavy-duty, urethane polymer sealant that forms a hard, glossy protective coating. It works well on black oxide finishes...

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Polyester coatings engineered for industry-specific applications

June 18, 2015

PPG Industries’ coil and building products group has introduced DURAFORM™ coatings, a line of next-generation polyester coil coatings engineered for specific market applications. The line comprises AP coatings for appliances, BP coatings for building products, CP coatings for consumer products,...

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