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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CNC system delivers automated black oxide finishing

November 5, 2014

Birchwood Technologies offers the CNC TRU TEMP® finishing system. The nonpolluting, low-temperature process is available in an integrated programmable hoist and tank line to process iron and steel components automatically with a black oxide finish. The self-controlled tank line eliminates the...

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PPG receives three MCA Chairman’s Awards

November 3, 2014

The coil and building products group of PPG Industries, a coatings and specialty materials company in Pittsburgh, has received three 2014 Chairman’s Awards from the Metal Construction Association (MCA), Chicago. The North Scottsdale Park and Ride was selected in the metal roofing category. PPG...

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Bench grinder accommodates long items

November 3, 2014

Built with high-capacity motors for heavy-duty use and long cycles, the 8-in. Powergrind™ model 9682081 bench grinder from Palmgren handles power grinding, cleaning, deburring, chamfering, and sharpening jobs. The machine is designed to handle projects from heavy stock removal to finishing...

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Walter Surface Technologies unveils new website

October 29, 2014

Surface treatment technology provider Walter Surface Technologies, Windsor, Conn., has launched a newly designed and fully featured website at www.walter.com. The site has been updated to deliver improved navigation and functionality. Visitors can access comprehensive product information,...

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Brush filament offers aggression, flexibility

October 23, 2014

Osborn has introduced a crimped rectangular filament in silicon carbide and aluminum oxide on its ATB line of brushes, including FastCut composite wheels, Uni-Lok max-density disc brushes, Uni-Lok Turbo disc brushes, and Uni-Lok quick-change disc brushes. According to the manufacturer, the...

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Wall Colmonoy acquires Franklin Bronze & Alloys

October 22, 2014

Madison Heights, Mich.-based Wall Colmonoy Corp., a manufacturer of surfacing and brazing products, castings, and engineered components, has announced the acquisition of Franklin Bronze & Alloy Co. Inc., a casting foundry in Franklin, Pa. Integrating expertise, sales and marketing teams, and...

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Aluminum oxide abrasive products meet challenging applications

October 22, 2014

Norton | Saint-Gobain has expanded its Norton Rapid Prep™ nonwoven surface conditioning product line. The Bear-Tex® portfolio now includes a regular flex (RF) line of aluminum oxide (A/O) products that are suitable for demanding belt and quick-change disc applications. Combining A/O abrasive...

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Former Burbank mayor awarded lifetime achievement award for metal finishing

October 20, 2014

The Metal Finishing Associations of Southern California (MFASC) and Northern California (MFANC), chapters of the National Association for Surface Finishers (NASF), honored Bill Wiggins, former Burbank mayor and owner of Glendale-based Automation Plating Corp., with its Lifetime Achievement Award....

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Putting the finish first

October 16, 2014 | By Eric Lundin

R & B Wagner, Milwaukee, has had a primary role in the construction industry for more than 100 years. From its early days as a blacksmith shop, the company has grown to become a designer and manufacturer of handrail components and systems; a contract manufacturer for OEMs; and a first-rate finishing company, providing top-notch polishing services for other fabricators and manufacturers. Manufacturing Operations Manager Kane Behling and President Rick Kettler shared the company’s story with Editor Eric Lundin.

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AkzoNobel Powder Coatings opens Southwest service center

October 7, 2014

Global paints and coatings company AkzoNobel Powder Coatings, based in Amsterdam, Netherlands, has opened a service center in Tempe, Ariz., allowing local same-day delivery. The distribution expansion allows the company to market the more than 300 items in its Ready to Ship Generation III...

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Nylon abrasive disc brushes available

October 3, 2014

Brush Research Mfg. offers NamPower nylon abrasive brushes for surface finishing and deburring in OD applications. Suitable for use with automated equipment, the abrasive disc brushes come in a variety of sizes. Small diameters are available with a specialized toolholder for flow-through...

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Aqueous parts washer designed with modular features

September 30, 2014

Fountain Industries has introduced ECOMASTER™ series 7000 modular aqueous parts washing systems. Available in three models, the system has modular features that allow optional upgrades as required. The nonheated EM7000 parts washer has a 440-lb.-capacity working tray and 26-gal. soaking...

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Brush system offered for deburring

September 17, 2014

Hans Weber offers the MRB brush system for deburring. Using two round brushes per head and multiple rotating heads, the brushes mesh together during the combing procedure to create even deburring results. The modular design allows for deburring of parts of any material thickness from 0.04 in....

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Want to take up powder coating?

September 15, 2014 | By Larry Savage

As more metal fabricators look to increase value-added activities, they are considering adding a powder coating line. Before they do that, however, they need to know what's involved. They need to select a system that fits a specific footprint, can deliver the customers’ surface appearance and corrosion protection requirements, and meets budget constraints. In other words, they really need to do their homework.

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NASF accepting applications for science and engineering scholarship competition

September 8, 2014

The National Association for Surface Finishing (NASF) Educational Foundation, Washington, D.C., is accepting applications for its 2014 Scholarship Award Program. Open to national and international applicants attending an accredited college, the program supports student research in plating and...

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