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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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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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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Sanding discs remove six times more stock than regular discs

June 24, 2014

Walter Surface Technologies has updated its Coolcut XX sanding discs. They feature a blend of abrasive grains, as well as bond and cooling agents. The 4.5-, 5-, and 7-in. general-purpose sanding discs feature Cyclone™ self-sharpening grains, which provide six times more stock removal compared to...

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Air-powered, variable-speed pencil grinder adjusts up to 60,000 RPM

June 24, 2014

Dynabrade Inc. has introduced an air-powered, variable-speed pencil grinder. The tool allows the user to adjust the speed from 35,000 to 60,000 RPM to suit a variety of grinding applications. The grinder offers precision deburring, finishing, and engraving. The user sets the speed with a dial,...

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Toolkit provides color, texture advice for appliance, electronics manufacturers

June 12, 2014

PPG Industries’ industrial coatings business has introduced Trendcast Styling Directions 2014, a portable toolkit created to help designers of appliances, outdoor furniture, electronics, and recreational equipment to identify trends in colors, textures, and surfaces for the next two years....

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Zinc phosphate coating suitable for applications up to 1,400 degrees F

June 11, 2014

The MICROLOK® MZN finish from Birchwood Technologies is a fine-grained zinc phosphate coating for corrosion protection of iron and steel components. It provides protection up to 1,400 degrees F for high-heat applications such as brake components. The patented coating is a 20-min. process that...

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Steam generators designed for cleaning metal surfaces before powder coating, painting

June 11, 2014

Electro-Steam Generator Corp. offers the LB series steam generators for the coatings industry. They are designed for precleaning and iron phosphating of metal surfaces before powder coating or painting. The generators are available in nine models designed for different part sizes and production...

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Water-based coatings made for metallic coating lines

June 9, 2014

PPG Industries has published an informational guide about ENVIRON® MCL environmentally friendly, water-based coatings for application on metallic coating lines over GALVALUME®-coated sheet steel and hot-dipped galvanized metal. The permanent coatings offer UV protection and corrosion...

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Deburring system designed for fineblanked parts

May 28, 2014

Abtex Corp. has designed and built its largest Tri-Ten deburring system for deburring high-volume fineblanked parts. It operates three shifts/day, seven days/week, resulting in an annual throughput of more than 15 million parts. The machine can be bulk-fed (operator or robot) or fed directly by...

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Finishing process requires no water

May 15, 2014

Bel Air Finishing Supply has developed a new technology for superpolishing and finishing aerospace and aircraft blades, blisks, and other engine and compressor components. The repeatable process produces extremely low surface Ra measurements and cuts finishing time from hours to minutes, according...

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Encapsulated wire wheel brushes designed for pipeline applications

May 14, 2014

Flexovit USA Inc. has introduced Black Gold encapsulated wire wheel brushes for pipeline applications that require precise, aggressive cleaning action. An elastomer secures the individual wire tips to protect the operator from wire breakage and reduce the amount of sparks. The brushes are...

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Waterborne anticorrosion coating is nontoxic

May 5, 2014

Cortec® Corp. offers CorShield™ VpCI®-386 HP water-based acrylic coating. Its Nano-VpCI® formulation contains a mixture of nontoxic organic inhibitors and pigments that offer extended coating protection. A combination of additives provides a nanoparticle composite polymer barrier...

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Locking discs feature reformulated material on select grains

May 2, 2014

Offered by sia Abrasives Inc. USA, re-engineered siafix™ locking discs feature reformulated material on select grains. Stocked in 1.5-, 2-, and 3-in. sizes, the discs are available in type 2 and type 3 attachment configurations. The locking discs are available in ceramic, aluminum oxide,...

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