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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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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Pass-through wash system processes parts up to 12 in. high - TheFabricator.com

Pass-through wash system processes parts up to 12 in. high

January 10, 2011

Viking Blast & Wash Systems has released the new CBW 1212 pass-through wash system. This heated jet spray washer incorporates a powered, galvanized, 12-in. chain-belt conveyor, with variable speeds from 1 to 10 linear FPM. It can process parts up to 12 in. high. The heavy-duty, 12-ga....

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Deburring tool eliminates burrs, secondary operations on punched parts - TheFabricator.com

Deburring tool eliminates burrs, secondary operations on punched parts

January 10, 2011

Mate's new Rollerball Deburr™ tool eliminates burrs and secondary operations on punched parts. Designed to deburr mild steel, stainless steel, and aluminum sheet material in any thickness, the tool removes the burr automatically as part of the punching process. The tool is designed for...

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Grinder/polisher stores, recalls 32 methods - TheFabricator.com

Grinder/polisher stores, recalls 32 methods

January 10, 2011

Buehler has introduced the EcoMet® 250/300 Pro grinder/polisher with AutoMet® 250/300 power head. It can store and recall 32 methods via touchscreen controls. A Zaxis (Z-axis) function removes material by depth instead of time. Platen and power head speeds adjust in 10-RPM increments....

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Liquid mixing, delivery system introduced

December 6, 2010

IntelliMeld™, a new dual liquid mixing and delivery system for industrial use, has been introduced by Colvin Consulting. It is designed for use with stamping presses, chemical mixing, and finishing applications. The system can store hundreds of recipes, integrate with process equipment, and...

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Depressed-center right-angle grinding wheel line expanded - TheFabricator.com

Depressed-center right-angle grinding wheel line expanded

November 29, 2010

Saint-Gobain Abrasives has expanded its line of Norton depressed-center wheels for right-angle grinding. The Charger™ Plus and Gemini® lines now include INOX contaminant-free wheels, which contain less than 0.01 percent iron, sulfur, or chlorine for rust-free and corrosion-free...

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High-gloss coatings withstand heat to 500 degrees F

November 29, 2010

Dampney Co. Inc.'s Thurmalox® 8800 series heat-resistant, high-gloss coatings provide a decorative, porcelain-like finish on metal surfaces that withstands heat to 500 degrees F. Developed for single-coat application in OEM production lines, the silicone-based, VOC-compliant baking enamel is...

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Pipe sander/grinder makes weld seams invisible, produces satin to mirror finishes on various materials - TheFabricator.com

Pipe sander/grinder makes weld seams invisible, produces satin to mirror finishes on various materials

November 8, 2010

For surface finishing applications on pipe and handrails, CS Unitec's new Pipe-Max combination weld seam grinder and pipe sander makes weld seams invisible and can produce satin to mirror finishes on stainless steel, aluminum, and high-quality metals, the company states. With a 14.5-amp,...

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Flap, fiber disks engineered for applications from stock removal to blending - TheFabricator.com

Flap, fiber disks engineered for applications from stock removal to blending

November 8, 2010

Norton has introduced a new line of Norton/Merit flap disks and fiber disks for right-angle grinding. The SG Blaze® Plus is offered in the "best" tier for top performance; the NorZon® BlueFire&trade is in the "better" tier for a mix of performance and competitive price; and the...

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Abrasive product line to expand

November 8, 2010

Saint-Gobain Abrasives Inc. has launched a new Norton product expansion program for the metal fabricating industry. The company will introduce hundreds of new abrasive products over the next year for use on right-angle grinders, random orbital sanders, pneumatic die grinders, and large-diameter...

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Multiprocess abrasive wheels designed to eliminate frequent wheel changes - TheFabricator.com

Multiprocess abrasive wheels designed to eliminate frequent wheel changes

November 1, 2010

CGW-Camel Grinding Wheels has expanded its line of abrasive wheels with the introduction of its three-in-one combo wheels, which allow for cutting, grinding, and finishing with one wheel, eliminating frequent wheel changes. When the user tilts the right-angle grinder to a 90-degree position,...

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Reduced-noise vibratory tub measures 95 in. long, 35 in. wide, and 33 in. deep - TheFabricator.com

Reduced-noise vibratory tub measures 95 in. long, 35 in. wide, and 33 in. deep

October 25, 2010

Viking Blast & Wash Systems has released the 54S vibratory tub. This 54-cu.-ft. shaker offers a tub measuring 95 in. long by 35 in. wide by 33 in. deep. The tub is lined with a urethane body liner and manganese end liners. The 1-in. acoustic foam insulated cabinet, along with the internally...

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Paulo Products Co. announces staff changes

October 18, 2010

Paulo Products Co. has appointed Curt Heineck as business development manager and Charlie Bernhard as production manager at its Kansas City heat-treating facility. Heineck previously served as production manager. In his new role, he leads the plant’s sales effort with a focus on developing new...

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Weld cleaning brush designed for use on 4.5-in minigrinders - TheFabricator.com

Weld cleaning brush designed for use on 4.5-in minigrinders

October 11, 2010

Weiler Corp. has added a 4.5-in. Roughneck® to its line of stringer bead brushes. It is designed for use on 4.5-in. minigrinders for surface preparation, root-pass weld cleaning, and interpass weld cleaning. The brush features a high knot count and short trim length. It is available in...

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Vibratory finisher designed for quite operation - TheFabricator.com

Vibratory finisher designed for quite operation

October 11, 2010

Kalamazoo Industries' model KVF3 vibratory finisher is designed for deburring, polishing, and other finishing operations requiring the gentle vibrating action of rotating media. The unit features a 3.3-cu.-ft.-capacity steel tub with cast urethane lining; a 0.75-HP, single-phase, 110-VAC motor;...

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