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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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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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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