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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Flexible abrasive wheels offer extended wear - TheFabricator.com

Flexible abrasive wheels offer extended wear

May 23, 2011

Smooth Touch™ flexible, cotton-fiber abrasive wheels for pipe thread cleaning, polishing, and blending have been introduced by Rex-Cut Products Inc. They are made of cotton fiber impregnated with abrasives and a proprietary bond that allows them to last up to five times longer than...

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High-volume wet blast machines clean, descale, degrease surfaces in single operation - TheFabricator.com

High-volume wet blast machines clean, descale, degrease surfaces in single operation

May 16, 2011

Rosler's KS series wet blast machines come in standard machine cabinet sizes from 28 to 60 in. square with a variety of sump and media capacities. According to the manufacturer, the machines provide uniform media flow and high finish control. The high-volume, self-contained machine uses a...

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Tool deburrs parts on punch press

April 25, 2011

Wilson has introduced a tool that deburrs parts on the punch press. Available for TRUMPF® or thick-turret-style punch presses, the tool coins a small chamfer on the cut edge to deburr straight lines or arcs, including acute angles and very small radii. The ball assembly design helps reduce setup...

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Hand-operated grinder deburs laser-cut, punched parts - TheFabricator.com

Hand-operated grinder deburs laser-cut, punched parts

April 18, 2011

AM Machinery Sales Inc. has introduced the SwingGrinder for deburring laser-cut and punched parts. According to the manufacturer, the machine is three to four times faster than manual deburring. The hand-operated device, which features a rotating head, provides a grinding disc on one side and...

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Small-part deburring machine processes both ferrous, nonferrous material

April 12, 2011

The CrossMaster DD double-disk deburring machine, offered by AM Machinery Sales, handles parts as small as the size of a quarter. The through-feed machine was designed specifically for small parts to eliminate hand deburring or vibratory operations. The machine can process both ferrous and...

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Weiler donates to training for returning vets - TheFabricator.com

Weiler donates to training for returning vets

April 4, 2011

Weiler Corp., Cresco, Pa., has donated wire brushes, grinding wheels, hand brushes, and tools for a veterans training program run by the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry (UA). UA has partnered with the U.S. military to create the...

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Extended nose grinder finishes, polishes hard-to-access fillet welds

March 29, 2011

Metabo Corp. offers the KNSE 12-150 fillet weld grinder for finishing metals, including stainless steel. The extended-nose grinder is used for finishing and polishing hard-to-access fillet welds typically found on handrails and inside welds on enclosed areas. The 6.6-lb. unit has a flat design....

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Cordless surface finisher usable for up to 15 minutes on one charge

March 29, 2011

The Poly PTX Accu 28V cordless longitudinal grinder from CS Unitec can be used for up to 15 min. on one charge. It is suitable for on-site use or assembly work when a power supply isn't available. Surface grinding and positioning are possible with one tool, even on pipes. Weighing 8.1 lbs....

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Gearing up to grind aluminum

March 14, 2011

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Aluminum is a difficult material to process as it poses a unique set of challenges, particularly when it comes to grinding. The best way to ensure that you’re grinding process is efficient while also providing you with the desired result hinges on using the correct abrasive at all times.

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Changing up the daily grind

March 14, 2011

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A manufacturer of aluminum radar arches found that a simple change in grinding discs yielded big results.

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Metal surface sander provides 4 in. of working tool width - TheFabricator.com

Metal surface sander provides 4 in. of working tool width

March 14, 2011

CGW-Camel Grinding Wheels has introduced a metal surface drum sander and flap wheel drum line for large-scale metal finishing. The flap drum sander features electronic controls, a soft-start feature, and a variable-speed dial. It has an overload protection feature and high-speed capacity. The...

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Abrasive belt machines' thermal insulation helps prevent cold air transmission to operator - TheFabricator.com

Abrasive belt machines' thermal insulation helps prevent cold air transmission to operator

February 17, 2011

Dynabrade Inc. offers Dynastraight&reg: portable, air-powered abrasive tools for paint and rust removal, refining before final finishing, medium- and fine-grain finishing, and final finishing. The ergonomically designed, lightweight composite housing helps reduce tool vibration, while...

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Burnisher accommodates wheel diameters from 4 to 4.5 in., widths from 0.625 to 4 in.

February 17, 2011

Metabo Corp. offers the SE12-115 burnisher for finishing and polishing stainless steel and other metals. With accessories such as an expansion roll, sanding and abrasive belts, flap wheels, a stripping wheel, burnishing rings, wire wheels, a fiber brush, and a belt driver, the burnisher can be...

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Weld cleaning brushes feature dual-hex nuts to eliminate need for guard removal - TheFabricator.com

Weld cleaning brushes feature dual-hex nuts to eliminate need for guard removal

February 7, 2011

Weiler has introduced the DUALLY™ stringer-bead brush. It features a new dual-hex nut that helps eliminate interference issues that might otherwise force users to remove the guards from their angle grinders. The patent-pending design features a nut with a hex on each side of the wheel...

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Air-powered abrasive-belt machine can be used in normally inaccessible areas - TheFabricator.com

Air-powered abrasive-belt machine can be used in normally inaccessible areas

January 24, 2011

Dynabrade's Mini-Dynafile II is a lightweight, air-powered abrasive-belt machine for grinding, blending, and deburring in normally inaccessible areas. Running at 25,000 RPM, the machine uses 0.125- to 0.5-in.-wide by 12-in.-long abrasive belts. The tool accepts coated and abrasive-impregnated...

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