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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Diamond grinding disks suitable for hazardous environment use

February 10, 2009

CS Unitec's Eco Brazing (EB) diamond grinding disks reduce sparking to 1 percent of that produced by resinoid wheels, reports the company, making the disks suitable for use in hazardous environments...

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Kowalski Heat Treating names VP of operations

February 10, 2009

David Lorenz has been promoted to vice president of operations – corporate metallurgist at Kowalski Heat Treating, Cleveland.In this position, Lorenz is responsible for the development and...

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Right-angle vacuum disk sander removes material from nonferrous surfaces

January 13, 2009

Dynabrade Inc. has introduced a 5-in.-dia. vacuum disk sander for coatings removal. The tool features a 1.3-HP air motor for controlled sanding. Its vacuum shroud uses brushes to capture airborne...

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Mesh abrasive wheel runs cool

January 13, 2009

A highly flexible abrasive wheel that runs cool and is suitable for cleaning up welds and discoloration, light grinding, and paint and rust removal is available from Rex-Cut Products Inc.Sigma...

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Ceramic flap disk provides cool, fast-cutting on hard-to-grind metals

January 13, 2009

Weiler's new Saber Tooth™ ceramic flap disk provides cool, fast-cutting action on hard-to-grind metals, such as stainless steel, according to the manufacturer. It features an aggressive,...

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Black oxide process suitable for both large, small aluminum-alloy parts

January 13, 2009

Birchwood Casey has introduced the LUMICLAD™ black oxide process, an in-house method for blackening both large and small aluminum-alloy parts.The process uses a dip-tank procedure without...

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Cell-based rotary blast machine adaptable for deburring, cosmetic finishing, technical surface preparation

January 13, 2009

Guyson Corp. has expanded its lineup of automated blasting systems with small-footprint models designed to meet the requirements of cell-based production. The RSSA-6/SF rotary blast machine is...

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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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