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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Pferd receives Top 100 designation

September 19, 2011

August Rüggeberg GmbH & Co., manufacturer of Pferd brand grinding, finishing, cutting, and maintenance tools, has been named a 2011 recipient of a Top 100 Award designation for small and medium-size companies in Germany. Organized by compomedia GmbH and scrutinized by the Vienna University of...

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Centerless deburring, polishing machines offered in both dry, wet configurations

September 19, 2011

Midwest Sandright has introduced the redesigned line of Rand-Bright centerless deburring and polishing machines to handle 0.25- to 6-in.-dia. parts. The line is offered in both dry and wet configurations for use with traditional coated abrasive belts, 3M Trizact™ belts, and 3M ScotchBrite™...

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Mounted ceramic flap wheel allows aggressive, cool grinding on stainless steel, nickel-based alloys

September 14, 2011

Grinding additives in the coating of the new Co-Cool mounted ceramic flap wheel from Pferd help prevent clogging and allow aggressive, cool grinding on stainless steel and nickel-based alloys. These added elements are embedded within the resinoid bond on the wheel’s strong, flexible backing...

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Dörken Corp. celebrates 10th anniversary - TheFabricator.com

Dörken Corp. celebrates 10th anniversary

September 8, 2011

Dörken Corp. USA, Grass Lake, Mich., an operating unit of Dörken MKS-Systeme, Herdecke, Germany, and a manufacturer of corrosion-protection coating systems, recently celebrated the 10th anniversary of the company’s presence in North America. Invited guests, including personnel...

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Pipe sander/grinder helps render seams invisible - TheFabricator.com

Pipe sander/grinder helps render seams invisible

September 8, 2011

CS Unitec's Pipe-Max weld seam grinder/pipe sander helps render weld seams invisible and can produce satin to mirror finishes on stainless steel, aluminum, and high-quality metal pipe and handrails. With a 14.5-amp, variable-speed (950 to 3,500 RPM) electric motor that provides high torque, the...

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Coated abrasive fiber disc safety

Coated abrasive fiber disc safety

August 8, 2011

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Following recommended disc storage guidelines, using proper equipment, wearing the right personal protective equipment, and employing safe methods of operation can reduce the likelihood of disc breakage and personal injury when using coated abrasive fiber discs.

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Aluminum oxide conversion coating introduced - TheFabricator.com

Aluminum oxide conversion coating introduced

August 1, 2011

Birchwood Casey has introduced the MICROLOK® AO, a nontoxic aluminum oxide conversion coating that is 0.000060 in. thick, silver-black in color, and tightly adherent to the metal surface. The patented coating imparts corrosion resistance and antigalling properties to iron and steel tooling...

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Finishing stainless steel pipe and tube - TheFabricator.com

Finishing stainless steel pipe and tube

July 20, 2011

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Finishing stainless steel tube or pipe can be tricky, especially if the product has quite a few bends, flares, and other nonlinear features. Learning about the tools and abrasives is the first step in developing a sound stainless finishing strategy.

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Quick-trim flap discs allow full use of flaps - TheFabricator.com

Quick-trim flap discs allow full use of flaps

July 18, 2011

Saint-Gobain Abrasives has introduced two new Norton quick-trim flap discs for the metal fabricating industry. Both feature a new, flexible, easily trimmed plastic back plate, allowing full use of the flaps. The plastic backing can be trimmed back to expose the flaps to help extend product life....

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Small footprint powder coat system designed for low energy consumption

July 11, 2011

Infratrol Mfg. offers the EcoFlex powder coat system, designed to have a small footprint and low energy consumption. Features include an ambient-temperature, single-step clean and pretreatment process; a dryoff oven that uses captured excess heat from the infrared cure oven to reduce energy...

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Multitumbling batch blast machine has no pinch points - TheFabricator.com

Multitumbling batch blast machine has no pinch points

July 11, 2011

Rosler offers the RMT multitumbling batch blast machine. Using a rotary barrel design made of wear-resistant manganese steel, the unit has no pinch points to help prevent damage to sensitive parts. The blast machine has few moving parts. Custom-made loading and unloading equipment helps...

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DeVilbiss, Binks announce upcoming training programs

July 11, 2011

DeVilbiss, Binks has collaborated with Owens Community College to present two training programs in November at the college in Toledo, Ohio. The NESHAP Subpart HHHHHH “6H” half-day training program is scheduled for 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Nov. 8. It will include both classroom and hands-on...

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Weld cleaning brush for use on 4.5-in. minigrinders features high knot count, short trim length - TheFabricator.com

Weld cleaning brush for use on 4.5-in. minigrinders features high knot count, short trim length

July 11, 2011

Weiler Corp.'s 4.5-in. Roughneck® weld cleaning brush is designed specifically for use on 4.5-in. minigrinders. According to the manufacturer, welders and fabricators using the minigrinders traditionally have been limited to 4-in.-dia. stringer bead wheels for surface preparation, root-pass...

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3M wins American Technology Award for abrasives platform

June 27, 2011

The Cubitron II abrasives technology platform from 3M, St. Paul, Minn., has won the TechAmerica Foundation's American Technology Award in the manufacturing category. Also known as the Termans — in honor of Frederick Terman, the late Stanford University engineering professor who is widely regarded...

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Right-angle abrasive discs feature engineered grain and improved resin bond system - TheFabricator.com

Right-angle abrasive discs feature engineered grain and improved resin bond system

June 3, 2011

Saint-Gobain Abrasives has introduced Norton Vortex Rapid Finish nonwoven right-angle discs for the metal fabricating industry. They feature an engineered grain and improved resin bond system to provide aggressive, fast stock removal and a fine finish, the company says. The discs remove light...

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