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-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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Pass-through blast system suitable for cleaning parts that cannot withstand tumbling

April 27, 2010

Viking Blast & Wash Systems has announced the release of the CB3624 pass-through blast system. It is suitable for cleaning small or intricate parts that cannot withstand tumbling. The unit has a...

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Industrial hand-held grinding and surface finishing — A primer on brush and mirror finishing

April 13, 2010

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The proper finish is important for product quality and durability. This article discusses the steps required to brush- and mirror-finish stainless steel, nonferrous metals, and aluminum using both linear and angle grinders.

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grinding safety

How to make grinding safer and more productive

April 1, 2010

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When it comes to grinding, a more productive worker is often a safer worker, if given the right tools and training.

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Noting advances in powder coating

April 1, 2010

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Customers are asking their metal fabricating suppliers to assume more production responsibilities as they look to reduce the size their vendor bases. As a result, more fabricators are becoming involved in powder coating, either doing it themselves or coordinating the finishing process with a nearby custom coater. Of course, metal fabricators are first and foremost in the business of cutting, forming, and joining metal, but they still need to stay on top of the latest developments in powder coating.

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Angle grinder has autobalancing flange

March 15, 2010

Metabo Corp. has introduced the 6-in. WEPA14-150 Quick small-angle grinder. Its autobalancing flange, pressed onto the spindle, replaces a traditional backing flange. Ball bearings automatically...

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Wheels available for nearly any tungsten electrode grinder

March 5, 2010

Diamond Ground Products offers replacement diamond grinding wheels for nearly any tungsten electrode grinder on the market. The grinding wheels are in stock and ready to ship immediately.

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Deburring system designed with return-to-operator configuration

March 5, 2010

Abtex Corp. has introduced a compact, wet, Tri-Ten planetary-head deburring system in return-to-operator (RTO) configuration. In a single pass, the system deburrs both sides of flat parts up to 4.5...

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