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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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Bench grinders made for heavy-duty use

April 20, 2016

Palmgren’s Powergrind™ XP bench grinders are designed for heavy-duty grinding, cleaning, deburring, chamfering, and sharpening jobs. According to the manufacturer, the grinders provide four to seven times longer duty cycles and eight times less speed degradation in comparison to other brands....

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Plater-fabricator partnership thrives on three key strategies

April 18, 2016

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Establishing an effective plating process for demanding applications is one thing; running a successful plating business is something else altogether. The former requires technical know-how; the latter requires soft skills and business acumen. Gatto Industrial Platers has established itself as adept at both of these endeavors.

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Belt grinder can be positioned at any point from horizontal to vertical

April 14, 2016

The Kalamazoo Industries model BG448 is a 4- by 48-in. belt grinder that can be positioned at any point from vertical to horizontal. The 7,200-SFPM belt speed enables quick metal removal with minimal heat. The unit features a 4- by 10-in. workspace that allows full work movement from left to...

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Direct-drive belt grinder travels at 5,400 SFPM

April 14, 2016

The model BG260 belt grinder from Kalamazoo Industries is a heavy-duty, direct-drive unit with an 8- by 2-in. belt and an 8-in. contact wheel with a clear right side for inside corner shaping. The 5,400-SFPM belt speed delivers quick metal removal with minimal heat. The grinder features a 2- by...

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Valmont Coatings wins seven Excellence in Hot-Dip Galvanizing Awards

April 13, 2016

The Coatings Segment of Omaha, Neb.-based Valmont Industries Inc. has won seven Excellence in Hot-Dip Galvanizing Awards from the American Galvanizing Association. The firm won in seven categories with the following projects:Original Equipment Manufacturing – The SAFER barrier project,...

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B.L. Downey marks 60 years in business

April 12, 2016

B.L. Downey Co., a provider of e-coat and powder coating services in Broadview, Ill., marks its 60th anniversary in 2016. In its 325,000-sq.-ft. facility, the company operates five e-coat processes (powder over e-coat technologies), 12 powder coating lines, and four automatic shotblast machines...

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Biorenewable parts cleaning systems available in three sizes

April 12, 2016

Bio-Circle, a division of Walter Surface Technologies, has introduced three biorenewable parts cleaning systems for cleaning parts from regular to oversized. They are designed for use with the company’s water-based cleaning agents CB 100 and CB 100 ALU. Three sizes are available: the...

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JR Custom Metal to add powder coat facility in Kansas

April 7, 2016

Metal fabricator JR Custom Metal Products has announced plans to add a powder coat facility at its Wichita, Kan., headquarters. The 24,000-sq.-ft. addition is expected to be completed by the end of 2016, creating 13 to 20...

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Norton QUANTUM3 Depressed Center Grinding Wheels

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Norton QUANTUM3™ Depressed Center Grinding Wheels feature a proprietary grain along with a tougher bond system containing a unique combination of fillers and bonding agents that allow for much better mix quality in manufacturing.

Angle grinders offered with stronger motors

March 31, 2016

Robert Bosch Tool Corp. has rolled out a lineup of small, corded and cordless angle grinders. New motors, extending from 10- and 13-amp models to 18 V, deliver more amperage than their predecessors. Longer multigrip paddle switches allow users to grip the grinders in almost any position along...

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Annual PCI Custom Coater Forum scheduled for May 2-3 in Las Vegas

March 30, 2016

The Powder Coating Institute will host the annual PCI Custom Coater Forum May 2-3, 2016, in Las Vegas. The event will include the following sessions:OSHA: Being ready and surviving an inspection - John Heyer (Kettle Moraine Coatings)A primer on abrasive blasting for the custom coater: What you...

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Depressed-center grinding wheels introduced

March 30, 2016

Saint-Gobain Abrasives has introduced Norton QUANTUM3™ (NQ3) depressed-center grinding wheels. They feature a proprietary grain, as well as a bond system that combines fillers and bonding agents, to help increase metal removal and wheel life. According to the company, tests showed that the...

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Production Paint Finishers installs powder batch oven

March 24, 2016

Production Paint Finishers Inc., a provider of liquid spray painting and powder coating located in Bradford, Ohio, has installed a new powder batch oven that increases its capability to powder-coat large parts. The oven is 10 ft. tall, 10 ft. wide, and 28 ft. long, suitable for coating large...

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PPG releases video highlighting automotive parts coatings

March 24, 2016

Pittsburgh-based PPG has produced an animated video at www.ppgindustrialcoatings.com/markets/automotive-parts-accessories.aspx that details the functional (nondecorative) automotive parts, surfaces, and applications for which the company provides coatings. Using a generic SUV to illustrate, the...

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Catalog highlights abrasives for welding, fabrication

March 23, 2016

Weiler Abrasives Group has released a 180-page catalog highlighting its abrasives, power brushes, and maintenance products for surface conditioning. The catalog is available in print and digital versions. It features a quick-reference product selection guide and both alphabetical and item-number...

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