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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Elastic metal-cleaning disc suitable for thin sheet metal, cleaning welds on stainless steel, auto bodywork - TheFabricator.com

Elastic metal-cleaning disc suitable for thin sheet metal, cleaning welds on stainless steel, auto bodywork

October 24, 2011

MAGNUM CLEAN® is an elastic disc from CS Unitec Inc. for the deep cleaning of metals. The disc removes paint, rust, scale, and oil smears, cleaning and exposing without material removal. It is suitable for use in fabrication shops on thin sheet metal, for cleaning welds on stainless steel,...

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Weld cleaning brushes have enhanced safety feature - TheFabricator.com

Weld cleaning brushes have enhanced safety feature

October 24, 2011

The Weiler DUALLY™ weld cleaning brush features a dual-hex nut that eliminates interference issues that might otherwise force users to remove the guards from their angle grinders, resulting in a safety hazard. The patent-pending design features a nut with a hex on each side of the wheel...

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Green corrosion inhibitor introduced

October 24, 2011

Metalloid Corp. has introduced Metcor 52, a botanical, water-based corrosion inhibitor. The product serves as an alternative to oil- and solvent-based rust inhibitors, eliminating VOCs associated with these products. The biodegradable corrosion inhibitor provides 12 months of indoor protection on...

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Angle grinder delivers 2,000 W of power - TheFabricator.com

Angle grinder delivers 2,000 W of power

October 17, 2011

Metabo Corp. offers the W2000 7-in. angle grinder. The unit delivers 2,000 W of power for cutting, grinding, and sanding applications. Equipped with a 7-in. wheel guard, the grinder features a 15-amp motor, 89 in.-lbs. of torque, and a no-load speed of 8,500 RPM. It includes a simplified on/off...

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Robot-tended spindle-blast machine introduced - TheFabricator.com

Robot-tended spindle-blast machine introduced

September 19, 2011

Guyson Corp. has integrated a machine-tending robot for automatic loading and unloading of its RXS-900 rotary spindle-blast system in an unmanned blast-finishing workcell. The company claims the component-manipulating robot and automated spindle-blast system can support a faster pace of blast...

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Bonded abrasives reinforced with fiberglass webbing for stability - TheFabricator.com

Bonded abrasives reinforced with fiberglass webbing for stability

September 19, 2011

Weiler Corp.'s line of Vortec Pro® bonded abrasive products are designed for general-purpose grinding and cutting applications on steel, iron, and other ferrous metals. Reinforced with fiberglass webbing for stability, all products are resin bond-formulated for aggressive stock removal and...

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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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