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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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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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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