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 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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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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PaintExpo to include more than 300 exhibitors

March 5, 2010

The 3rd PaintExpo, an international trade fair for industrial coating technology, will be held April 13-16, 2010, in Karlsruhe Exhibition Center, Germany. It will include more than 300 exhibitors from...

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IFH Group acquires Williams Powder Coating

March 5, 2010

The IFH Group Inc., Rock Falls, Ill., has acquired Williams Powder Coating of Prophetstown, Ill., and created a new division: Powder Coaters LLC. With the new division, "we can fabricate, sandblast,...

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Trimac to build finishing line for Rock Island Arsenal

March 5, 2010

Trimac Industrial Systems LLC, Bonner Springs, Kan., has been awarded a military contract from the Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing & Technology Center in Rock Island, Iowa, the only vertically...

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Die grinders added to industrial product offerings

March 1, 2010

T.C. Service Co. has introduced a new line of economical die grinders to compliment its industrial products. According to the company, the American-made grinders provide quality performance and...

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Mounted points aid in blending corner welds inside stainless steel tanks, fabrications

February 9, 2010

A line of mounted points for blending corner welds inside stainless steel tanks and fabrications is available from Rex-Cut Products Inc. The mounted points feature a laminated construction of nonwoven...

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Airless, swing-table shotblast system introduced

February 9, 2010

Viking Blast & Wash Systems has announced the release of the 36 ST airless, swing-table shotblast system. The worktable is attached to the blast door, so that when the door is opened, the table swings...

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Belt, disk finishing machine's belt section can be positioned vertically or horizontally

February 9, 2010

Dayton's combination belt and disk finishing machines are suitable for grinding, sanding, polishing, deburring, and finishing on metal and other materials. The machines have a capacitor motor that...

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Radial-shape flap disk recommended for angle grinders with at least 1,200 W output

January 12, 2010

The POLIFAN® Curve SG-Plus flap disk from PFERD INC. precision-grinds fillet welds on steel and stainless steel workpieces. The radial shape allows for aggressive grinding with the bottom and edge...

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ITSA, TSS team up to promote thermal spray to industry

January 12, 2010

The International Thermal Spray Association (ITSA), Fairport Harbor, Ohio, and the ASM Thermal Spray Society (TSS), Mateirals Park, Ohio, have announced a cooperative effort to aggressively promote...

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