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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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Deburring system designed for high-volume fineblanked parts

March 25, 2014

Abtex Corp. has built what it says is the largest Tri-Ten deburring system. Designed for deburring high-volume fineblanked parts, the system operates three shifts/day, seven days/week, with an annual throughput of more than 15 million parts. The machine can be bulk-fed by an operator or robot,...

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Advanced Technical Finishing receives Nadcap accreditation

March 20, 2014

Advanced Technical Finishing LLC, Huntsville, Ala., has announced that it has received Nadcap accreditation for MIL-A-8625 Anodic Coatings for Aluminum & Aluminum Alloys and MIL-DT-5541 Chemical Conversion Coatings on Aluminum and Aluminum Alloys. Its existing quality systems include AS9100 Rev. C...

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Menges Roller wins AIMCAL 2014 Technology of the Year Award

March 19, 2014

Menges Roller, a manufacturer of precision industrial rollers for the steel, plastics, and paper industries in Wauconda, Ill., has received the Association of International Metallizers, Coaters & Laminators (AIMCAL) Technology of the Year Award for using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) to design...

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Duralar Technologies establishes U.S. headquarters in Arizona

March 19, 2014

Duralar Technologies, a global nanotechnology company and developer of the Duralar™ family of ultra-hard coatings, has leased a 5,000-sq.-ft. building in the Tucson, Ariz., area to establish its U.S. headquarters. The company, based in Bedizzole, Italy, plans to invest $6 million in the...

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Grinding wheel designed for demanding jobs

March 17, 2014

Walter Surface Technologies has introduced the Xcavator grinding wheel for tough jobs in metal fabrication, steel mills, mining, oil and gas, and shipbuilding. The heavy-duty wheel delivers the highest removal rate in the company’s line of grinding wheels. The wheel, which features an...

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Better brushes, better technique, better cleaning

March 14, 2014 | By Tim Heston

Most fabricators don’t think much about deburring or finishing a metal surface, but they should considering how much time is spent on the activity. The first step is to understand how a wire brush actually cleans and deburrs.

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