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Oerlikon completes acquisition of Metco

June 9, 2014

Oerlikon, based in Pfäffikon, Switzerland, has acquired Metco from Sulzer AG. Metco will combine with Oerlikon’s existing coating business to create the Surface Solutions Segment, under the leadership of Roland Herb as CEO. The new segment, based in Balzers, Liechtenstein, comprises the two...

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Water-based coatings made for metallic coating lines

June 9, 2014

PPG Industries has published an informational guide about ENVIRON® MCL environmentally friendly, water-based coatings for application on metallic coating lines over GALVALUME®-coated sheet steel and hot-dipped galvanized metal. The permanent coatings offer UV protection and corrosion...

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Abrasive Resource receives 2014 Manufacturing Leadership 100 Award

June 5, 2014

Abrasive Resource, an Anoka, Minn.-based converter and distributor of abrasive sanding and grinding products, has received the Manufacturing Leadership 100 Award from the Manufacturing Leadership Council, San Antonio, Texas. The company was recognized in the Sustainability Leadership category...

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CUTCO Corp. uses engineered abrasives to create a new finish

June 2, 2014 | By Dan Davis

After several decades of operating large "cut-down" machines in search of the perfect finish for its cutlery, CUTCO Corp. decided to look for a new cutting-edge way to deliver the same results, but more efficiently. It found an answer with engineered abrasives and new finishing machines.

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Cortec marks 20 years of ISO 9001 certification

May 29, 2014

Cortec® Corp., St. Paul, Minn., marks its 20th year of compliance to ISO 9001 this year. Certified since 1994, the company provides corrosion control products for the packaging, metalworking, construction, electronics, water treatment, and oil and gas...

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Deburring system designed for fineblanked parts

May 28, 2014

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

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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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