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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Abrasive products upgraded with zirconia alumina grain - TheFabricator.com

Abrasive products upgraded with zirconia alumina grain

May 9, 2012

Saint-Gobain Abrasives has implemented an upgrade across its "Better" tier of Norton metal fabricating abrasives products for portable grinding applications. Products in the tier now are sub-branded as Norton BlueFire and feature a new NorZon zirconia alumina grain with properties that enable up...

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Sales, marketing force expanded at sia Abrasives

May 8, 2012

Charlotte, N.C.-based sia Abrasives Inc. USA has named Joseph Masters as marketing manager and Tommy Scott, Walker Eastham, and Joshua Harris as territory sales managers. Masters is responsible for public relations, promotions, sales tools, advertising, and electronic media for this business...

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Grinding wheel designed for carbon, stainless steel - TheFabricator.com

Grinding wheel designed for carbon, stainless steel

May 1, 2012

Klingspor's new A 30 M two-in-one grinding wheel is formulated for grinding welds on carbon and stainless steel applications. The grain and bonding structure helps ensure consistent grinding, fast cutting, and extended life, the company reports. The wheel is available in type 27...

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Automated deburring basics - TheFabricator.com

Automated deburring basics

May 1, 2012

Integrating the right automated deburring system requires a comprehensive look at application requirements, including part sizes and profiles, material grades, thicknesses, and required finishes. But once a shop has examined all of the variables of automated deburring, it can reap the benefits and, perhaps most important, make the primary cutting operation much more consistent.

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Osborn announces new branding for unified identity

April 26, 2012

Osborn, a Cleveland-based producer of surface treatment and finishing tools, has announced a new brand identity. The branding was developed to unify the company's multiple divisions and create a focused, strategic approach in the marketplace. The new brand identity encompasses the company's...

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Cotton buffing wheel produces high mirror finish on metals - TheFabricator.com

Cotton buffing wheel produces high mirror finish on metals

April 26, 2012

CS Unitec has introduced the CS 2410 cotton buffing wheel. Designed for use with polishing compounds, pastes, and rouges, the wheel produces a bright, high-mirror finish on stainless steel and other nonferrous metals. The wheel, made of cotton yarn, measures 3.5 in. dia. by 4 in. wide. It is...

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Shields protect belt sander, disc sander operators

April 25, 2012

Rockford Systems Inc. offers adjustable belt sander and disc sander shields for protecting operators. The shields place a barrier between the operator and flying debris generated at the point of operation. They fasten directly to the machine using 1- by 2-in. extruded aluminum with mounting...

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Finishing kits polish railings in three steps - TheFabricator.com

Finishing kits polish railings in three steps

April 24, 2012

Rex-Cut Abrasives offers two new stainless steel tube finishing kits to grain-in or polish railings from weld removal to the final finish in three steps. Both kits include a 4.5- by 0.875-in. fusion medium disc and a 4.5- by 0.875-in. unitized 25FN disc. The SS Tube Satin Finish Kit #749000,...

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Voortman open house scheduled for June

April 23, 2012

On June 28-29 Voortman will hold an open house at its Rijssen, Netherlands, plant to demonstrate its automated steel processing machines. During the Product Introduction Days 2012 event, company representatives will share in-depth information with customers, distributers, and industry publications...

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Bullard Abrasives acquires Marvel Abrasive Products

April 18, 2012

Lincoln, R.I.-based Bullard Abrasives, a manufacturer of branded and private label resin bonded cutting and grinding wheels since 1927, has announced the acquisition of Marvel Abrasives Products of Chicago. Orignially established in 1936 as Bates Abrasive Products, Marvel manufactures resin fiber...

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Abrasive flap discs conform to curved, irregular surfaces - TheFabricator.com

Abrasive flap discs conform to curved, irregular surfaces

April 17, 2012

Weiler's Big Cat™ abrasive flap discs are designed with large, thick flaps to conform to curved and irregular surfaces. According to the company, the high-density, Type 27 discs last 30 to 40 percent longer than standard flap discs. Typical applications include weld blending, grinding,...

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Weld cleaning brush designed to eliminate guard interference - TheFabricator.com

Weld cleaning brush designed to eliminate guard interference

April 17, 2012

The Weiler DUALLY™ weld cleaning brush features a dual-hex nut that eliminates interference issues that might otherwise force users to remove the guards from their angle grinders, resulting in a safety hazard. The patent-pending design features a nut with a hex on each side of the wheel...

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Gema joins Graco Corp.

April 5, 2012

Gema, an Indianapolis-based maker of powder coating equipment and systems, has begun operating as a new business unit of the Graco Corp., Minneapolis. Graco is a manufacturer of systems and equipment to move, measure, control, dispense, and spray fluid materials for industrial and commercial...

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CGW names western sales manager, director of welding distribution - TheFabricator.com

CGW names western sales manager, director of welding distribution

April 3, 2012

CGW-Camel Grinding Wheels, a supplier of grinding wheels in Niles, Ill., has appointed Daniel Grantham as western sales manager and director of welding distribution. In this position, he is responsible for maintaining relationships with national and regional distributors and supporting the...

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Deburring system accepts precision-ground parts from carriers

March 29, 2012

Abtex Corp. has expanded its Tri-Ten series of deburring systems to include a model designed for a customer to accept precision-ground parts, in carriers, directly from a grinding, lapping, or honing machine. As the magnetized belt grips the parts in the carrier, they are presented to the...

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