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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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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Abtex Corp. hires new production manager

June 18, 2015

Abtex Corp., Dresden, N.Y., has hired James Ameigh as production manager. In this role, he oversees the production and manufacturing of the company’s deburring brushes. Ameigh’s work experience includes process engineering for manufacturers such as Corning and Sikorsky Aircraft. He holds...

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Grinder processes all types of parts, materials

June 17, 2015

Palmgren® offers the Powergrind™ #9682088 combination bench and belt grinder, which eliminates the need for multiple machines. It is suitable for grinding, deburring, polishing, and finishing all types of parts on any type of material. The unit is designed with a dynamically balanced rotor...

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Timesavers: Automated Flat Part Deburring 101

Date: Wednesday, September 16, 2015 1:00 PM (CST)

Sponsored by Timesavers Inc.

Length: 60:00

Timesavers and 3M partner together to present this webcast about automated grinding. The webcast will describe different types of flat part deburring and finishing machines, abrasive technologies, processing wet vs. dry, and the importance of proper machine set-up, configuration, and maintenance.

Corrosion inhibitor is environmentally safe for process applications

June 9, 2015

Cortec® Corp. offers VpCI®-643 corrosion inhibitor for marine and process applications. The concentrated combination of inherently biodegradable corrosion inhibitors and oxygen scavengers protects ferrous and nonferrous metals from corrosive solutions containing chlorides. The water treatment...

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Pferd to consolidate all U.S. operations and staff at Milwaukee facility

June 5, 2015

As the final step in its plan to centralize staff and operations, including brush production, assembly, distribution, and sales and marketing, Pferd has announced that all executive, marketing, and customer service positions will be relocated from the company’s longtime Leominster, Mass.,...

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Jason Industries acquires Dronco GmbH

June 4, 2015

Richmond, Ind.-based Jason Industries Inc., parent company to a global family of manufacturers in the finishing, seating, automotive acoustics, and components markets, has acquired abrasives manufacturer Dronco GmbH. Dronco becomes an integral part of Jason Finishing Group, a producer of...

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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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