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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Axalta Coating Systems to acquire Dura Coat Products

June 28, 2016

Philadelphia-based Axalta Coating Systems, a supplier of liquid and powder coatings, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Dura Coat Products, a manufacturer of coatings for metal coil and related markets based in Riverside, Calif. Axalta will initially purchase a majority stake in...

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Alpha Metal Finishing appoints office manager

June 27, 2016

Dexter, Mich.-based Alpha Metal Finishing Co. has named Jennifer Marks as office manager. She has served as the company’s quality inspector for the past eight months. The company provides custom aluminum finishing, including anodizing, hardcoat anodizing, and chemical film coatings....

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Sample parts blackening available for evaluation

June 27, 2016

Birchwood Technologies offers free sample finishing of iron, steel, and aluminum parts to demonstrate its finishing processes. Prospective customers can send in five to 10 unfinished parts with a sample request form for the company to process in its lab. The firm then provides process details and...

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Large, external-mix spray nozzles coat, cool, treat, and paint

June 23, 2016

Exair’s new 1/2 NPT large, external-mix spray nozzles atomize fluids up to 303 gal./hr. The nozzles are suitable for use with high volumes of liquid with viscosity up to 800 cP. The nozzles, available in a narrow-angle, flat-fan pattern, combine liquid and compressed air to create a coating...

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Engineered Finishing Systems names business development manager

June 21, 2016

Engineered Finishing Systems, Crystal Lake, Ill., a manufacturer of paint and porcelain enamel finishing systems, has hired Marty Powell as business development manager. He has almost 35 years of distribution and sales experience in chemical and powder, as well as expertise in spray guns,...

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Spray finishing training schedule announced

June 20, 2016

Finishing Brands: Binks, DeVilbiss, Ransburg, BGK and Owens Community College have teamed up to present two spray finishing technology workshops. These three-day intensive training programs are scheduled for Sept. 14-16 and Nov. 2-4, 2016, in Toledo, Ohio. Classes meet from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m....

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TCI Powder Coatings, BASF form strategic alliance

June 17, 2016

TCI Powder Coatings, Ellaville, Ga., a subsidiary of RPM Intl., and BASF have entered into an agreement that allows TCI to sell the BASF CathoGuard® electrocoat technology to specified TCI market segments. The electrocoat technology is suitable for use on parts that are difficult to paint...

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Centerless grinding wheels help improve stock removal

June 15, 2016

Saint-Gobain Abrasives has launched Norton Century45™ centerless grinding wheels, which feature a chemistry that helps improve grain retention, increasing porosity for a given hardness. This allows wheels to have a hard grade with the performance of a softer grade. The wheels are available...

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Drake Mfg. Services appoints TECNO.team as Europe sales/service rep

June 14, 2016

Drake Mfg. Services Co. LLC, Warren, Ohio, has established a sales agreement with TECNO.team GmbH. The Stuttgart, Germany-based company will provide sales, marketing, and service support for Drake grinding equipment in Austria, Belgium, Germany, Holland, Italy, Luxembourg, and Eastern...

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TCI Powder Coatings announces staff additions

June 2, 2016

TCI Powder Coatings, Ellaville, Ga., a subsidiary of RPM Intl., has announced the addition of two new staff members. Jim Alexander has been hired as senior field technical service representative for the Southwest region. He has 42 years of experience in the coating industry, spending the last 21...

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Corded grinder line introduced

June 2, 2016

Walter Surface Technologies has introduced a line of corded grinders for cutting, grinding, sanding, and cleaning applications. They feature an ergonomic, antivibration side handle; a tool-free guard; and a safety clutch that neutralizes momentum and eliminates backlash. The Mini-Grinder™ and...

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Linear finishing set suitable for rough stock removal, cosmetic finishing

June 1, 2016

Pferd Inc. has introduced a new linear finishing set for applications including rough stock removal, surface conditioning, and cosmetic finishing on all metals. The set includes a 5-in.-dia. POLINOX® nonwoven PNZ finishing drum, featuring interleaved layers of nonwoven material and abrasive...

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Staying safe during deburring and grinding

June 1, 2016 | By Ingo Heiland

Certain potentially dangerous situations can be avoided on the shop floor with automated deburring and grinding technology.

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Rohner launches new website

May 31, 2016

Rohner, a manufacturer of spray booths and finishing equipment based in Vancouver, Wash., has launched a new website at www.rohnerspraybooths.com. The mobile-friendly website introduces a new brand identity and offers information on liquid spray booths, powder booths, large equipment booths, batch...

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Zinc-rich electrocoat designed for high-corrosion applications

May 31, 2016

PPG has introduced the DRAGONHIDE™ ZRE finish system, a duplex coating system engineered with SPECTRACRON® zinc-rich primer between the base metal substrate and electrocoat finish that helps improve the corrosion resistance of underbody parts and subframe finishes on automobiles. When the...

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