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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TPJ 2009 Industry Award

More than just southern hospitality

January 13, 2009

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Since its inception in 1924, Plymouth Tube Co. has had a strong faith in the capabilities of its people. Its plant at Eupora, Miss., recently made some changes in the way management formulates strategic plans, and it now includes input from all of the plant employees in executing its strategy. This result is sustained, measurable improvements in safety, quality, and productivity.

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Bench model sander works with all types of materials

December 16, 2008

The #2PA29 bench model sander from Dayton is suitable for any type of shop or industrial operation. It can sand, grind, and debur all types of materials.A direct-drive transmission with a capacitor...

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FMA launches sheet metal operator certification program

December 16, 2008

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA), Rockford, Ill., has announced a new certification program for precision sheet metal operators for testing and validating their skills in sheet...

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Compact angle grinder has 10,000 RPM no-load speed

November 11, 2008

Metabo Corp.'s compact W8-125, a 5-in. angle grinder, is suitable for finishing welded seams, rough grinding for weld preparation, and sanding and cutting applications. The grinder employs cooling...

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Pressure-blast cabinet delivers media particles at high velocities

November 11, 2008

Guyson Corp. has introduced a compact, direct-pressure media delivery module available on several sizes of industrial manual cabinets. The 8-EP is the largest blast cabinet to be fitted with the...

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MetoKote adds strategic account manager

November 11, 2008

MetoKote Corp. Inc., Lima, Ohio, a provider of metal finishing processes including electrocoating, powder coating, and liquid paint, has announced the addition of Roger Cook as strategic account...

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Main Steel transfers ownership of Mexico City operations

November 11, 2008

Main Steel Polishing Co. Inc., Tinton Falls, N.J., a national toll processor, has announced the transfer of ownership of its Mexico City operation to the family of the late Jorge Loya Alcala and the...

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Paulo Products company names plant manager

November 11, 2008

Paulo Products Co. has named Bob Innes as plant manager of its St. Louis facility. The facility offers production heat treating in batch and continuous-belt, as well as vacuum heat treating to NADCA...

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Hydraulic Roller Leveler

On the level: An introduction to part leveling

October 28, 2008

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Because of thermal distortion, a laser- or plasma-cut part may not perfectly flat. Here, parts leveling helps ensure parts maintain and exceed their flatness requirements.

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Sanding machine sands corners, tight areas, captures dust, contaminants

October 14, 2008

Dynabrade Inc.has introduced the Vacuum Dynafine detail sander, which can sand into corners and tight areas, as well as capture dust and contaminants. The air-powered finishing sander is suitable for...

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Worldwide Superabrasives adds regional sales manager

October 14, 2008

Dan Herzog has joined Worldwide Superabrasives, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., a supplier of grinding products, as the company's regional sales manager for the Midwest.He has nearly 40 years of experience in...

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MetoKote opens eighth facility in Mexico

October 14, 2008

MetoKote Corp., Lima, Ohio, has opened a new facility in San Luis Potos, SLP, Mexico. This is the eighth facility in Mexico for the company, which has a total of 38 facilities across North America,...

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Main Steel Polishing increases capabilities

October 14, 2008

Main Steel Polishing Co. Inc., has announced additions to its plant in Bartlett, Ill. The additions will increase the capacity of the company's coil polish line and its plate buff line.In August the...

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Cylindrical deburring, polishing systems accommodate various finishing wheels, brushes, buffs, and belts

October 1, 2008

Midwest Sandright, a division of Midwest Group One, offers Rand-Bright™ cylindrical deburring and polishing machines and systems. Applications include steering racks, automotive valves,...

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Multidirectional deburring, laser oxide removal machine suitable for any shape flat panel

October 1, 2008

Midwest Sandright, a division of Midwest Group One, has introduced the Sidewinder multidirectional deburring and laser oxide removal machine. The machine is suitable for flat panels of any shape that...

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