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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Weiler launches new YouTube channel

October 16, 2013

Weiler Corp., Cresco, Pa., has launched its official YouTube channel at The channel features new product videos showing the proper usage and typical applications of the company’s products. New content will be added regularly. Videos highlight such products...

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AkzoNobel Powder Coatings opens service center in Arizona

October 11, 2013

AkzoNobel Powder Coatings, with headquarters in Nashville, has announced the opening of its newest service center location in Tempe, Ariz. The distribution expansion will allow the company to market more than 300 Ready to Ship Generation III (RTS Gen III) INTERPON™ stock products throughout the...

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Nonwoven, quick-change discs perform rough grinding to mirror polishing -

Nonwoven, quick-change discs perform rough grinding to mirror polishing

October 9, 2013

Pferd has added surface-conditioning, finishing, unitized, and felt discs to its line of COMBICLICK® quick-change fiber discs. With the new additions, discs are available to handle rough grinding to mirror polishing. The discs are designed for use with standard 4-, 4.5-, 5-, and 7-in. angle...

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Corrosion protection paper includes moisture barrier

October 9, 2013

Using patented, recyclable, and repulpable technology, Cortec® has produced VpCI®-144 multimetal moisture-barrier, corrosion-inhibiting paper. The paper is an environmentally safe alternative to polyethylene and wax papers, with water vapor barrier properties that are comparable to...

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A deburred edge that everyone accepts

October 9, 2013


Laitram Machinery, Harahan, La., has been battling inconsistent edge preparation for years. It was simply a case of having no universally accepted standard to model a quality edge and having mutiple individuals deburr edges as they saw fit. New part finishing equipment has changed all of that, however.

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B.L. Downey receives Level 5 approval from Caterpillar

October 7, 2013

B.L. Downey Co. LLC, Broadview, Ill., has achieved a Quality Level 5 out of 5 from Caterpillar Inc. (CAT). The company is the first in CAT’s supply chain to achieve a score of 5. B.L. Downey is a provider of e-coat, powder, and CARC coating, serving the automotive, agriculture, military,...

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Thin combination wheels perform multiple jobs

October 3, 2013

Flexovit has introduced Flex Fusion thin combination wheels. Developed for applications that typically would require multiple abrasive products, the wheels have a reinforcement configuration that allows the user to cut, deburr, notch, and lightly grind with one wheel. The wheels are available...

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Robotic surface preparation system blasts trays of components -

Robotic surface preparation system blasts trays of components

October 3, 2013

Guyson Corp. offers a robotic blast machine that repeats programmed surface preparation routines on individual components and processes a full tray of parts automatically without interruption. The model RB-600 uses a 6-axis FANUC LR Mate 200iC robot as a component manipulator. Mounted upside...

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MetoKote Corp. adds powder coating line

October 1, 2013

MetoKote Corp., a Lima, Ohio-based custom coating applicator, has announced the addition of a new powder coat system at its Peru, Ill., facility. The line is designed to provide additional product offerings to customers seeking both electrocoat and powder coat. Using a Nordson ColorMax®...

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Timesavers Inc. and 3M: Automated Grinding 9-25-13

Date: September 25, 2013

Sponsored by Timesavers Inc.

Length: 60:00

Timesavers and 3M partner together to present a webcast all about automated grinding that describes the advantages of different types of deburring machines. Different types of abrasives technologies in detail, including coated and non-woven abrasives are discussed.

Cleaner, degreaser cuts through grease, grime

September 18, 2013

Featuring a blend of biodegradable detergents, Mean Green® industrial-strength cleaner and degreaser from CR Brands Inc. cuts through grease and grime in maintenance, repair, and rebuild projects. According to the company, the product contains 30 percent more solvents and 20 percent more...

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Unloaders made for parts finishing operations -

Unloaders made for parts finishing operations

September 17, 2013

Eriez® Finishing Mill Unloaders remove ferrous parts automatically from finishing mill media. Using a permanent magnet pickup, they can be wheeled into position beside the mill and lowered hydraulically into place. As parts near the surface of the media, they are pulled out by the magnetic...

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Finishing tool includes pipe polishing attachment -

Finishing tool includes pipe polishing attachment

September 13, 2013

Wendt USA has introduced the new FPM 230, a portable, electric finishing and polishing tool. The unit, which features a 900- to 2,500-RPM variable-speed control, can be configured as an orbital polisher or linear finishing tool for flat and irregular parts. With the addition of an optional belt...

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Wet blasting system uses eight blast guns -

Wet blasting system uses eight blast guns

September 12, 2013

Vapormatt has redesigned its Jaguar wet blasting system for edge preparation of cutting tools. The enclosed, automated process offers consistent cleaning action and fast processing, the company reports. Eight blast guns focus on the tools being processed, using varying angles to help ensure...

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Solvent cleaning system prepares parts for subsequent processes

September 11, 2013

Dürr Ecoclean offers the EcoCCore solvent cleaning system, designed for operations with nonhalogenated hydrocarbons, modified alcohols, and polar solvents. The VOC-compliant system is suitable for cleaning parts contaminated with oil or surfaces that must be greaseless for subsequent processes...

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