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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Rust stripper works in spray, immersion applications

February 16, 2012

Chemtool Inc. offers Rust Rid water-based rust stripper. With a near-neutral pH of 6.50 to 7.50, the product is suitable for removing rust from cast-iron alloys, tool steels, and all carbon steels. It is slightly less effective on stainless steel alloys, the company reports. The product is most...

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Product manager named at CGW - TheFabricator.com

Product manager named at CGW

February 14, 2012

CGW-Camel Grinding Wheels, Niles, Ill., has hired Roberto Lizano as product manager and West Coast sales support. He facilitates the company's relationships with suppliers in regards to product lines, pricing, quality, and packaging and is responsible for West Coast sales and purchasing...

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Sioux launches redesigned Web site

February 10, 2012

Sioux Corp., Beresford, S.D., a manufacturer of application-specific pressure washers, steam cleaners, steam generators, and fluid heating and cooling systems, has upgraded its Web site at www.sioux.com. The redesigned site offers videos, slide shows, and images....

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Power brushes engineered for use on 4.5 in., right-angle grinders - TheFabricator.com

Power brushes engineered for use on 4.5 in., right-angle grinders

January 26, 2012

Weiler Corp. offers wire brushes engineered for use on 4.5-in., right-angle grinders. The 4.5-in. Mini-Roughneck stringer bead wheel features a high knot count and short trim length. The Dually™ 4.5-in. weld cleaning brush features a dual-hex nut design to simplify periodic flipping of...

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Multimode robotic blast system prepares ID, OD surfaces of hollow-shaft components - TheFabricator.com

Multimode robotic blast system prepares ID, OD surfaces of hollow-shaft components

January 26, 2012

Guyson Corp. has designed and built a robotic pressure-blast machine that operates either as a seven-axis rotary table surface preparation system or as a horizontal roller-blasting system for preparing ID and OD surfaces of hollow-shaft components. The multiple-mode concept eliminates the need...

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Gesswein opens new U.S. headquarters

January 23, 2012

Gesswein, a supplier of abrasives, tools, and machines for metalworking, has announced the opening of its new headquarters in Bridgeport, Conn. The 40,000-sq.-ft. facility has been under construction for a year and a half. The new headquarters provides expanded office space, customer demonstration...

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Centria Coating Services appoints architectural market manager

January 23, 2012

Moon Township, Pa.-based Centria Coating Services has announced the appointment of Tom Lewis to architectural market manager. In this newly created position, he works with manufacturers and suppliers within the architectural metal wall and roof industry. A graduate of Robert Morris University with...

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Small, thin-profile, Type 1 abrasive wheels debur slots, gears, stampings, castings and cleaning pipe threads

January 12, 2012

A line of small, thin-profile, Type 1 abrasive wheels for deburring slots, gears, stampings, and castings and cleaning pipe threads is available from Rex-Cut Products Inc. The wheels feature multiple layers of cotton fiber that are impregnated with aluminum oxide or silicon carbide abrasives and...

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Coatings for iron, steel protect from corrosion - TheFabricator.com

Coatings for iron, steel protect from corrosion

January 12, 2012

Three corrosion-protection coatings for iron and steel components are available from Birchwood Casey. The patented TRU TEMP® process, operating at 200 degrees F, produces a high-quality black finish. An in-house line uses no EPA-regulated chemicals and can be installed in any plant, the...

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Deburring system designed for applications requiring small footprint, portability

January 12, 2012

Abtex Corp.'s Tri-Ten U series planetary-head, return-to-operator (RTO) deburring system deburrs both sides of a part in a single pass. It is designed for applications requiring a small footprint and portability. Parts are loaded at one end, and a magnetic conveyor passes them through an offset...

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Automating the deburring process - TheFabricator.com

Automating the deburring process

January 10, 2012

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A good deburring process will provide you with that by removing sharp edges, thus producing a better finish. An edge that is properly finished lowers material handling costs and increases workplace safety. Finding the right machine and automating the process seamlessly may allow you to run your machines a little faster, increasing your output, lowering your costs, and most importantly adding profit to your bottom line.

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Diamond Ground Products celebrates 20th anniversary

January 4, 2012

Diamond Ground Products, Newbury Park, Calif., is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a "12 Grinders in 12 Months Giveaway." Participants will have a chance to win one of the free Piranha Series Tungsten grinders to be given away monthly by liking the company's Facebook page at...

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Grinding wheel for aluminum leaves no unwanted residue on workpiece

December 20, 2011

The SGP Whisper-ALU reinforced grinding wheel from Pferd Inc. features a patented design that allows it to grind aggressively on aluminum and nonferrous metals while reducing noise and vibration and eliminating clogs. With no fillers, the wheels leave no unwanted residue on the workpiece; ground...

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Saar-Harmetall installs beveling machine at Shaw

November 7, 2011

Saar-Hartmetall USA LLC, Covington, Ky., has installed and commissioned a Gerima LGA 3000 type III high-performance beveler at Shaw Modular Solutions in Lake Charles, La. The beveling machine can apply up to 4-in.-wide bevels on large steel plates. While its table length is 10 ft., the machine’s...

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3-D pyramid abrasives allow finer grits sizes to remove more material - TheFabricator.com

3-D pyramid abrasives allow finer grit sizes to remove more material

November 7, 2011

Metabo Corp. has introduced a line of pyramid-design abrasives. The new aluminum oxide abrasives feature a 3-D-structured geometric grain placement that allows finer grit sizes to remove more material while giving work surfaces a consistent, even finish. According to the manufacturer, users can...

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