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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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Chief Fabrication to open powder coating operation in Nebraska

August 22, 2014

Chief Fabrication, a division of Chief Industries Inc. in Grand Island, Neb., will open a newly built powder coat facility in August 2014. Once in full production, the facility will be one of the largest powder coat operations in the country, according to the manufacturer. The facility will...

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Specialty Metals Processing purchases Thomson Steel Polishing equipment

August 21, 2014

Specialty Metals Processing, a toll processor of special flat-rolled metals in Stow, Ohio, has acquired 13 abrasive belt polishing/grinding machines from Thomson Steel Polishing, a toll processor in Chicago that has closed its doors. The new equipment expands the company’s capabilities and...

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Nasmyth Group acquires Technical Metal Finishing

August 19, 2014

Nasmyth Group, a worldwide supplier of precision engineering products and services in Coventry, U.K., has acquired the business and assets of California-based Technical Metal Finishing Inc. (TMF) to create Nasmyth TMF. TMF is a supplier of metal surface finishing, including precision masking,...

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Pferd appoints applications specialist

August 18, 2014

Abrasive products manufacturer Pferd Inc., Leominster, Mass., has appointed Sean Lindley as applications specialist covering Louisiana and Texas, with occasional assignments in Arkansas and Oklahoma. Based in the Houston area, he is responsible for providing product training and support to end...

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Norton Gemini RightCut Wheels

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Norton Introduces All New Norton Gemini RightCut Wheels as Best Aluminum Oxide (A/O) Solution for Steel and Ferrous Metals. Norton Gemini RightCut Wheels are Thinner, Faster & Stronger. The latest generation Gemini RightCut wheels are 100% A/O abrasive, infused with a new bond technology and improved process for consistently thinner wheel design and low kerf loss. No other A/O wheel offers all this.

Table blaster redesign eliminates lower screw auger

August 4, 2014

Viking Blast & Wash Systems has released the redesigned 48T table blaster, which features an integral dust collector and a small footprint. The new design eliminates the need for a lower screw auger, reducing wear while improving efficiency, reports the company. The air intake is more...

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Winona Powder Coating secures John Deere certification

July 30, 2014

Winona Powder Coating, a high-volume powder coater based in Etna Green, Ind., has been awarded the JDM F17 certification from John Deere. This paint process qualification enables the company to expand its color coatings offerings to an expanded base of agricultural parts suppliers. In addition...

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Solvent-based cleaning system allows ultrasonic and filtration simultaneously

July 29, 2014

Dürr Ecoclean offers the EcoCCore system for solvent-based parts cleaning, designed for operations with nonhalogenated hydrocarbons or modified alcohols under full vacuum conditions. Standard equipment includes two flood tanks, heat recovery, and full-flow plus bypass filtration capabilities....

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Machine delivers double-sided deburring in one pass

July 28, 2014

CS Unitec’s Rolei BE 5 deburring machine performs double-sided deburring of stainless steel and aluminum sheets up to 0.2 in. thick in a single pass with no additional treatment. Two abrasive flap wheels rotate in opposite directions to grind both sides of the metal as it passes through. The...

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Self-sharpening sanding disc provides increased stock removal

July 23, 2014

Walter Surface Technologies has introduced the Quick-Step XX sanding disc. According to the company, the disc’s removal rate is twice as fast when compared to regular Velcro® and pressure-sensitive adhesive sanding discs. It provides six times the stock removal compared to regular sanding discs,...

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Blackening process maintains chassis grounding on electrical card cages

July 21, 2014

The LUMICLAD® aluminum blackening process from Birchwood Technologies produces a black finish on electrical card cages and card cage components while maintaining predictable chassis grounding. It is suitable for military, commercial, and industrial applications. The electrically conductive,...

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Tumble belt blast machine features increased durability

July 17, 2014

Viking Blast & Wash Systems has released a newly redesigned tumble belt blast machine. The 7-cu.-ft. model 700s incorporates changes to the loader and discharge belt options that make it durable in heavy-duty and foundry operations. The unit is equipped with a manganese steel flight belt with a...

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Marco launches mobile website

July 16, 2014

Marco Group Intl., Davenport, Iowa, a provider of products and services to the surface preparation and protective coatings industries, has launched a redesigned website at www. marco.us. Developed to be adaptable for use on a computer, tablet, or cell phone, the new design includes interactive...

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Aluminum-oxide surface conditioning materials made for challenging applications

July 15, 2014

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

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PCI establishes educational fund

July 14, 2014

The Powder Coating Institute (PCI), Montgomery, Texas, has announced its official establishment of an educational fund designated for awarding scholarships to students who are pursuing studies in fields related to powder coatings. They must be attending an educational institution that offers...

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