Finishing Products

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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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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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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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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Carbide-roll burnishing tools produce mirror-like surface finish

May 6, 2016

Monaghan Tooling Group offers carbide-roll burnishing tools from Elliott Tool Technology that produce a mirror-like surface finish while eliminating secondary operations and machining setups. The rolls help improve surface irregularities and tool marks, producing surface finishes of 4 to 20...

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Mini blackening system suitable for coating small quantities of metal parts

May 5, 2016

Birchwood Technologies offers the PRESTO BLACK® BK-1 mini room-temperature blackening system. It imparts corrosion and galling protection on small quantities of iron and steel parts. The 15-min. process produces a nearly nondimensional coating of less than 0.5 micron thickness. It is suitable...

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Ceramic oxide wheels designed for weld grinding, chamfering

April 25, 2016

Pferd Inc. has introduced CO 24 Q SG depressed-center grinding wheels featuring a ceramic oxide grain for working with steel and stainless steel. With a hardness grade Q, they can be used for weld grinding, chamfering, deburring, and surface grinding. Suitable for use on high-powered angle...

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Bench grinders made for heavy-duty use

April 20, 2016

Palmgren’s Powergrind™ XP bench grinders are designed for heavy-duty grinding, cleaning, deburring, chamfering, and sharpening jobs. According to the manufacturer, the grinders provide four to seven times longer duty cycles and eight times less speed degradation in comparison to other brands....

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Belt grinder can be positioned at any point from horizontal to vertical

April 14, 2016

The Kalamazoo Industries model BG448 is a 4- by 48-in. belt grinder that can be positioned at any point from vertical to horizontal. The 7,200-SFPM belt speed enables quick metal removal with minimal heat. The unit features a 4- by 10-in. workspace that allows full work movement from left to...

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Direct-drive belt grinder travels at 5,400 SFPM

April 14, 2016

The model BG260 belt grinder from Kalamazoo Industries is a heavy-duty, direct-drive unit with an 8- by 2-in. belt and an 8-in. contact wheel with a clear right side for inside corner shaping. The 5,400-SFPM belt speed delivers quick metal removal with minimal heat. The grinder features a 2- by...

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Biorenewable parts cleaning systems available in three sizes

April 12, 2016

Bio-Circle, a division of Walter Surface Technologies, has introduced three biorenewable parts cleaning systems for cleaning parts from regular to oversized. They are designed for use with the company’s water-based cleaning agents CB 100 and CB 100 ALU. Three sizes are available: the...

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Angle grinders offered with stronger motors

March 31, 2016

Robert Bosch Tool Corp. has rolled out a lineup of small, corded and cordless angle grinders. New motors, extending from 10- and 13-amp models to 18 V, deliver more amperage than their predecessors. Longer multigrip paddle switches allow users to grip the grinders in almost any position along...

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Depressed-center grinding wheels introduced

March 30, 2016

Saint-Gobain Abrasives has introduced Norton QUANTUM3™ (NQ3) depressed-center grinding wheels. They feature a proprietary grain, as well as a bond system that combines fillers and bonding agents, to help increase metal removal and wheel life. According to the company, tests showed that...

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Catalog highlights abrasives for welding, fabrication

March 23, 2016

Weiler Abrasives Group has released a 180-page catalog highlighting its abrasives, power brushes, and maintenance products for surface conditioning. The catalog is available in print and digital versions. It features a quick-reference product selection guide and both alphabetical and item-number...

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Industrial bench grinders offered

March 17, 2016

JPW Industries Inc.® offers a new line of JET® 8-, 10-, and 12-in. industrial bench grinders. The benchtop machines, available with 1-, 1.5-, and 2-HP heavy-duty capacitor motors, are anchored with cast-iron bases. The machines can be used to shape, sharpen, buff, polish, and clean metal...

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