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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Industrial-duty buffer accommodates all sizes, shapes of workpieces - TheFabricator.com

Industrial-duty buffer accommodates all sizes, shapes of workpieces

October 11, 2010

W.W. Grainger Inc. offers the Dayton 10-in., industrial-duty buffer. Designed for use with 10- and 12-in.-dia. soft cloth wheels, the buffer's extended long shafts and slim motor provide the extra clearance needed for buffing and polishing all sizes and shapes of workpieces. The #3NYA6 is built...

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Trimmable flap disks designed for extended working life - TheFabricator.com

Trimmable flap disks designed for extended working life

September 27, 2010

CGW-Camel Grinding Wheels has introduced trimmable Z3 flap disks. The disk backing is designed to trim down to expose flaps for extended working life, allowing for fewer disk changes. The flap disks have a hybrid compact flap design that compresses and compacts flaps at a 4-degree angle for...

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Acculloy Mfg. opens PerformaCoat division

September 27, 2010

Acculloy Mfg. Solutions has begun operations at PerformaCoat Inc., a new division performing advanced protective and lubricating coating services for oilfield tool, machined component, assembly, mold, and fabrications manufacturers in the Gulf Coast area. The company reports that it has integrated...

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30-min. process develops 0.000060-in. black coating

September 21, 2010

Birchwood Casey offers the scratch-resistant LUMICLAD® finish. The 30-min. process develops a coating thickness of 0.000060 in. with a smooth, clean surface that is electrically conductive and adherent to the aluminum substrate. The black finish is suitable for precision-machined components with...

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Paddle-switch angle grinder delivers 11,000 RPM - TheFabricator.com

Paddle-switch angle grinder delivers 11,000 RPM

September 21, 2010

Makita has introduced the GA4534, a 4.5-in. paddle-switch angle grinder. Its 6-amp motor delivers 11,000 RPM for use in welding, shipyard, automotive, HVAC, and electrical applications. According to the manufacturer, the grinder has the smallest barrel grip on the market and is the most compact...

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The basics and benefits of modern deburring - TheFabricator.com

The basics and benefits of modern deburring

September 16, 2010

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When shops examine deburring technology, they have myriad options to consider. Carefully weighing the alternatives is paramount.

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Abrasive flap disks designed to achieve high stock removal and finish consistency in one step - TheFabricator.com

Abrasive flap disks designed to achieve high stock removal and finish consistency in one step

September 13, 2010

Weiler offers the BobCat™ line of abrasive flap disks for deburring, grinding, and blending using a right-angle air die grinder. They achieve high stock removal and excellent finish consistency in one step, the company says. The 2- and 3-in. disks also are suitable for detail work and for...

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Flexible-shaft grinder designed for awkward pieces, hard-to-reach areas - TheFabricator.com

Flexible-shaft grinder designed for awkward pieces, hard-to-reach areas

August 17, 2010

CS Unitec's Flexible Drive Shaft grinder is designed for grinding and polishing work on awkward pieces and in hard-to-reach areas. The flexible shaft converts any industrial angle grinder with a 5/8 by 11 spindle into a lightweight, hand-held grinding/polishing tool. It is suitable for use with...

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Spiral-bottom, round-bowl finishing machine keeps parts in media mass constantly - TheFabricator.com

Spiral-bottom, round-bowl finishing machine keeps parts in media mass constantly

August 17, 2010

Almco Inc. has introduced a new model in its line of spiral-bottom, round-bowl finishing machines. It offers a full-circle baffle that keeps parts in the media mass constantly and a 24-cu.-ft. tub that can accommodate large and small parts. The new SBB design features automatic separation of...

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Angle grinder has enhanced safety features

July 12, 2010

Metabo Corp. has introduced the new 6-in. WB11-150 Quick compact angle grinder. When used in conjunction with grinding disks, the brake stops the tool within 3 seconds; with thin cutting disks, it...

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Electronic grinder has nonlocking paddle switch

June 1, 2010

Metabo Corp. offers an electronic 6-in. angle grinder/cutoff machine with a nonlocking paddle switch. The WEP14-150 Quick "Deadman" turns off automatically when released or dropped. With a 12.2-amp...

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Flap disks conform to curved, irregular surfaces

May 24, 2010

Weiler’s Big Cat™ abrasive flap disks are designed with a thickness and large flap size to conform to curved and irregular surfaces. Multiple layers of coated abrasive material expose sharp, fresh...

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Robotic blast machine automates processing trayloads of components

May 17, 2010

Guyson Corp. has introduced a robotic blasting system that incorporates a component-manipulating, six-axis robot and a shuttle transfer cart to fully automate processing of trayloads of components....

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CGW hires application engineer - TheFabricator

CGW hires application engineer

May 3, 2010

CGW-Camel Grinding Wheels, Niles, Ill., has hired Rodney Neil Finch as application engineer. He is responsible for market growth in the vitrified product line and supports new and existing products in...

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Abrasive flap disk features trimmable backing - TheFabricator

Abrasive flap disk features trimmable backing

May 3, 2010

Weiler's Trimmable Tiger® abrasive flap disk features a trimmable backing. The design enables the operator to trim away the back of the disk up to 0.375 in. from the original diameter, exposing...

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