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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Twin-turntable robotic blast system allows loading/unloading during blasting cycle

June 3, 2015

Guyson Corp. has introduced a robotic blast system with two turntables on a shuttle transfer cart that facilitates loading and unloading during the automated grit blasting cycle. The RB-72 TT is designed for production descaling and surface preparation of components up to 66 in. dia. and...

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Pro-Tec Coating announces president’s retirement

June 1, 2015

Leipsic, Ohio-based Pro-Tec Coating Co., a 50/50 joint venture between United States Steel Corp. of Pittsburgh and Kobe Steel Ltd. of Japan, has announced that Bryan Vaughn has retired from his position as president after 34 years of service in the steel industry. Brent Rosebrook, who most...

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Biorenewable cleaner formulated for use on aluminum, nonferrous alloys

May 29, 2015

Bio-Circle, a division of Walter Surface Technologies, has introduced CB 100 ALU to its biorenewable lines of cleaners and degreasers. It is formulated for use on aluminum and nonferrous alloys. The water-based solution uses Nature Boost, a raw material derived from plant extracts, to clean...

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Biodegradable rust preventive provides protection for automotive parts

May 27, 2015

Cortec® Corp. has developed a rust preventive to preserve transmissions and their components during storage and shipment. BioCorr® ATF emulsion rust preventive combines film-forming additives with vapor-phase corrosion inhibitors (VpCI®). The product provides multimetal protection for up to two...

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Trojan Powder Coating opens third location

May 19, 2015

Trojan Powder Coating has opened its third location, Trojan Architectural Coaters Inc., in Pompano Beach, Fla. The firm also has plants in Bay Shore, N.Y., and Sarasota, Fla. The 50,000-sq.-ft. facility can accommodate large projects and material storage. Its well-established paint line has been...

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LED light fixture rated for paint spray booths

May 19, 2015

The EPL-48-2L-LED-G2 explosionproof LED light fixture from Larson Electronics is approved for use in paint spray booths. It is equipped with two second-generation, 28-W lamps, producing 7,000 lumens. This fixture, which carries a T6 temperature rating, is approved for Class 1 Division 1 Groups...

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Nonwoven abrasive wheels, brushes work on steel, brass, aluminum

May 15, 2015

Osborn has introduced a new line of JacksonLea® nonwoven abrasive wheels and brushes. The heavy-duty, nonwoven products provide consistent cleaning, finishing, and polishing on a variety of materials, including steel, brass, and aluminum, the company reports. Surface-finishing wheels are...

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Chemetall acquires aluminum finishing business of Chemal GmbH & Co. KG

May 14, 2015

Chemetall, Baton Rouge, La., a global business unit of Albemarle Corp., has acquired the business of Chemal GmbH & Co. KG, Hamm, Germany. Chemal specializes in R&D of surface finishing chemicals for aluminum and its alloys, with emphasis on anodizing and pretreatment technologies. Chemetall...

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Grinding wheel is 0.25 in. thick for additional life

May 13, 2015

Rex-Cut Abrasives has expanded its Sigma Green grinding wheel line to include Sigma Green Max, a 0.25-in.-thick version designed for added life. The wheel is produced from bonded resin with a combination of grains that enable it to grind extremely fast compared to other products without sacrificing...

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CGW hires territory sales manager

May 13, 2015

CGW-Camel Grinding Wheels, Niles, Ill., a manufacturer and supplier of grinding wheels, has hired Breck Taylor as its new territory sales manager. With more than a decade working in the industry, Taylor is responsible for the Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas, and Nebraska areas. He previously was a...

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Midwest Group One announces name change

May 12, 2015

Minneapolis-based Midwest Group One, comprising Randbright, Midwest Sandright, and Midwest Automation, has changed its name to Midwest Automation LLC in an effort to simplify its corporate brand identity. The company continues to manufacture deburring, finishing, polishing, and wet dust...

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Reciprocating surface grinder available

May 8, 2015

Knuth Machine Tools USA has introduced the HFS-B VC series reciprocating surface grinder. It comes with a programmable Siemens PLC, magnetic clamping plate, and coolant and exhaust system with complete particle filtration. Table size is 10 by 20 in. to 16 by 31 in., and the grinding wheel size...

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Machine deburrs powdered-metal parts in the green state

May 8, 2015

Abtex Corp. has introduced a machine to deburr powdered-metal parts when they’re still in the green state before sintering. Green parts are much less expensive to deburr than the same parts after they’re hardened in the sintering process, states the company. The unit deburrs both sides of...

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Right resources + enough time = safe finishing

May 6, 2015

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A shop’s finishing team has the time and resources it needs to work safely. Time comes from proper scheduling and incentives that promote safe work practices. The resources come from five key areas: working environment, personal protection, fixturing and ergonomics, tools and abrasives, and power sources.

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Walter Surface Technologies receives Supplier of the Year Award

April 29, 2015

Walter Surface Technologies, Montreal, a provider of surface treatment technologies, has been awarded the Supplier of the Year Award by Indica Marketing Group for the fourth time. More than 100 of Indica’s distributors submitted their votes to select their best supplier. The votes were based...

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