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Finishing process requires no water

May 15, 2014

Bel Air Finishing Supply has developed a new technology for superpolishing and finishing aerospace and aircraft blades, blisks, and other engine and compressor components. The repeatable process produces extremely low surface Ra measurements and cuts finishing time from hours to minutes, according...

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Encapsulated wire wheel brushes designed for pipeline applications

May 14, 2014

Flexovit USA Inc. has introduced Black Gold encapsulated wire wheel brushes for pipeline applications that require precise, aggressive cleaning action. An elastomer secures the individual wire tips to protect the operator from wire breakage and reduce the amount of sparks. The brushes are...

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Waterborne anticorrosion coating is nontoxic

May 5, 2014

Cortec® Corp. offers CorShield™ VpCI®-386 HP water-based acrylic coating. Its Nano-VpCI® formulation contains a mixture of nontoxic organic inhibitors and pigments that offer extended coating protection. A combination of additives provides a nanoparticle composite polymer barrier...

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Locking discs feature reformulated material on select grains

May 2, 2014

Offered by sia Abrasives Inc. USA, re-engineered siafix™ locking discs feature reformulated material on select grains. Stocked in 1.5-, 2-, and 3-in. sizes, the discs are available in type 2 and type 3 attachment configurations. The locking discs are available in ceramic, aluminum oxide,...

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System deburrs high-volume fineblanked parts

April 30, 2014

Abtex Corp. has designed and built the largest Tri-Ten deburring system in its history, intended for deburring high-volume fineblanked parts. It operates three shifts/day, seven days/week, with an annual throughput of more than 15 million parts. The machine can be bulk-fed by operator or robot,...

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Beveling plate without the HAZ

April 28, 2014 | By Tim Heston

To avoid a heat affected zone and improve accuracy and throughput, fabricators can turn to nonthermal beveling options, incluiding milling, nibbling, and automated grinding

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Aluminum-oxide depressed-center wheels offer fast cut rate

April 22, 2014

Norton Abrasives has introduced Gemini XXL wheels, which it claims are the fastest-grinding, 100 percent aluminum-oxide depressed-center wheels on the market. They are suitable for hard-grade carbon steel applications, weld repairs, flashing, and jobs that require a quick turnaround. The...

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Wheelabrator celebrates 1 million safety hours

April 18, 2014

Wheelabrator Group, LaGrange, Ga., has reached 1 million hours without a lost-time incident. More than 200 company employees and guests marked the event during a safety luncheon in March. The company offers surface preparation and finishing equipment, services, and parts for the foundry,...

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Short-run black oxide line imparts coating at low temperature

April 17, 2014

Birchwood Technologies’ Tru Temp black oxide process operates at 200 to 205 degrees F, eliminating boiling chemicals. The finishing line is suitable for use in job shops where short-run black oxide finishing is needed on a rush basis. The process uses a chemical reaction that is based only on...

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Stewart EFI Finishing names new plant manager

April 16, 2014

Stewart EFI Finishing LLC, El Paso, Texas, has promoted Angel Sanchez to the position of plant manager of its metal finishing operations. Sanchez previously served as production supervisor and quality engineer with the firm, and as quality assurance technician, quality assurance coordinator,...

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packIQ to source corrosion-inhibiting products from Cortec

April 15, 2014

Anderson, S.C.-based packIQ has announced it has secured a relationship with Cortec Corp. to supply Cortec VpCI® corrosion-inhibiting products for use with packIQ’s wooden crates, steel racking, industrial bins, and material handling totes. The films, wraps, emitters, and cushions protect...

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Pferd appoints sales engineer to head Tool Mobile program

April 9, 2014

Pferd, a provider of metal finishing products in Leominster, Mass., has appointed Jeffrey R. Kwasny as applications sales engineer in charge of the Tool Mobile program. He is responsible for implementing the program in North America. Kwasny worked previously at AkzoNobel as technical sales...

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Automating an abrasive process

April 3, 2014 | By Robert J. McNamee

Automating a manual operation can pose several unique difficulties, based on the incoming workpiece and its finish and geometric requirements, but the benefits of reduced costs and increased safety for operators may be worth it.

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Surface polishing products result in uniform finishes

March 31, 2014

Walter Surface Technologies has added three new products to its Quick-Step line of surface finishing and polishing products. Featuring Velcro® support, with a central pin to ensure proper placement and safety, the new items are designed for finishing ultraclean stainless steel surfaces....

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Industrial coating offered in powder primer, high-build topcoat

March 27, 2014

Intech Services, the sole distributor of DuPont™ Teflon® industrial coatings, offers Tefzel®, previously referred to as ETFE (ethylene tetrafluoroethylene) Teflon®. DuPont has expanded the product line with a powder primer (532-6405) and a new high-build clear topcoat (532-6410)....

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