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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Wall Colmonoy adds staff

June 14, 2012

Wall Colmonoy, Madison Heights, Mich., a global materials engineering group of companies engaged in the manufacturing of surfacing and brazing products, castings, and engineered components, has announced the hiring of Ed Kanters as CFO and Cindy Vario as corporate human resources manager. Kanters...

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Stripco to host open house

May 29, 2012

Red Bud Industries, Red Bud, Ill., and Stripco Inc. will hold an open house at Stripco's facility in Mishawaka, Ind., during the weeks of June 18 and June 25, 2012. The event will showcase Stripco's new 72-in. by 0.375-in. by 60,000-lb. coil-to-coil EPS® line. The line uses water and tempered...

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AGA presents Excellence in Hot-Dip Galvanizing Awards

May 17, 2012

The American Galvanizers Association (AGA), Centennial, Colo., has announced the winners of the 2012 Excellence in Hot-Dip Galvanizing Awards (EA) competition. More than 120 applications presenting projects completed in 2011 were submitted to be judged independently online by a panel of architects...

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Tungsten grinder sealed for dust collection

May 15, 2012

Techsouth Inc. offers a bench-unit tungsten grinder with a built-in dust collection system. It points, cuts, and flattens tungsten for GTAW applications. Standard features include stainless steel collets for 0.0625-, 0.094-, 0.125-, and 0.156-in. tungsten; a 0.625-in. diamond wheel; a 120-V motor;...

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Low-VOC rust preventives available in solvent-based, aqueous formulations - TheFabricator.com

Low-VOC rust preventives available in solvent-based, aqueous formulations

May 10, 2012

Birchwood Casey now offers seven different rust preventive products that are compliant with current VOC regulations recently enacted in several states. The corrosion inhibitors and sealants prevent rust and corrosion on all metal surfaces. The different product formulations allow for variables...

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Flap wheel drums available in three styles - TheFabricator.com

Flap wheel drums available in three styles

May 10, 2012

CGW-Camel Grinding Wheels has introduced wire flap wheel drums with keyhole arbors. The new line includes abrasive nylon, stainless steel, and brass-plated wire options. All three types of wire flap wheel drums are available with 4- by 2.75- by 0.75-in. keyhole arbor, 4- by 2.75- by 5/8-11 hub,...

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Abrasive products upgraded with zirconia alumina grain - TheFabricator.com

Abrasive products upgraded with zirconia alumina grain

May 9, 2012

Saint-Gobain Abrasives has implemented an upgrade across its "Better" tier of Norton metal fabricating abrasives products for portable grinding applications. Products in the tier now are sub-branded as Norton BlueFire and feature a new NorZon zirconia alumina grain with properties that enable up...

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Sales, marketing force expanded at sia Abrasives

May 8, 2012

Charlotte, N.C.-based sia Abrasives Inc. USA has named Joseph Masters as marketing manager and Tommy Scott, Walker Eastham, and Joshua Harris as territory sales managers. Masters is responsible for public relations, promotions, sales tools, advertising, and electronic media for this business...

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Grinding wheel designed for carbon, stainless steel - TheFabricator.com

Grinding wheel designed for carbon, stainless steel

May 1, 2012

Klingspor's new A 30 M two-in-one grinding wheel is formulated for grinding welds on carbon and stainless steel applications. The grain and bonding structure helps ensure consistent grinding, fast cutting, and extended life, the company reports. The wheel is available in type 27...

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Automated deburring basics - TheFabricator.com

Automated deburring basics

May 1, 2012

Integrating the right automated deburring system requires a comprehensive look at application requirements, including part sizes and profiles, material grades, thicknesses, and required finishes. But once a shop has examined all of the variables of automated deburring, it can reap the benefits and, perhaps most important, make the primary cutting operation much more consistent.

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Osborn announces new branding for unified identity

April 26, 2012

Osborn, a Cleveland-based producer of surface treatment and finishing tools, has announced a new brand identity. The branding was developed to unify the company's multiple divisions and create a focused, strategic approach in the marketplace. The new brand identity encompasses the company's...

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Cotton buffing wheel produces high mirror finish on metals - TheFabricator.com

Cotton buffing wheel produces high mirror finish on metals

April 26, 2012

CS Unitec has introduced the CS 2410 cotton buffing wheel. Designed for use with polishing compounds, pastes, and rouges, the wheel produces a bright, high-mirror finish on stainless steel and other nonferrous metals. The wheel, made of cotton yarn, measures 3.5 in. dia. by 4 in. wide. It is...

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Shields protect belt sander, disc sander operators

April 25, 2012

Rockford Systems Inc. offers adjustable belt sander and disc sander shields for protecting operators. The shields place a barrier between the operator and flying debris generated at the point of operation. They fasten directly to the machine using 1- by 2-in. extruded aluminum with mounting...

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Finishing kits polish railings in three steps - TheFabricator.com

Finishing kits polish railings in three steps

April 24, 2012

Rex-Cut Abrasives offers two new stainless steel tube finishing kits to grain-in or polish railings from weld removal to the final finish in three steps. Both kits include a 4.5- by 0.875-in. fusion medium disc and a 4.5- by 0.875-in. unitized 25FN disc. The SS Tube Satin Finish Kit #749000,...

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Voortman open house scheduled for June

April 23, 2012

On June 28-29 Voortman will hold an open house at its Rijssen, Netherlands, plant to demonstrate its automated steel processing machines. During the Product Introduction Days 2012 event, company representatives will share in-depth information with customers, distributers, and industry publications...

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