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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Fillet weld grinding flap discs offered in 6, 7 in. dia.

January 26, 2015

Pferd now offers POLIFAN® Curve flap discs in 6 and 7 in. dia. The flaps wrap from the bottom to the top of the disc, making them suitable for grinding and finishing fillet welds. The discs leave a smooth finish for simplified visual inspection of porosity and other defects. Defective welds can be...

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Using continuous plasma for cleaning, surface activation of tube, pipe

January 21, 2015

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When fabricators need to remove lubricants or corrosion inhibitors from tube or pipe, they have no shortage of choices, both mechanical and chemical. However, they have a third option: Thermal. The intense heat developed in a plasma cleaning processes makes greases, oils, and contaminants inert.

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Finishing processes protect oilfield components

January 16, 2015

PRESTO BLACK® room-temperature black oxide and MICROLOK MZN® zinc phosphate processes from Birchwood Technologies are designed for use on oilfield equipment requiring corrosion resistance and galling protection on critical surfaces. Applied at safe temperatures, both finishes coat iron and steel...

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Ionbond demonstration center installs Vapormatt wet blasting machine

January 15, 2015

Ionbond, a provider of hard, wear-resistant, and low-friction coatings, has installed a Vapormatt Sabre wet blasting machine at its demonstration center in Switzerland. The machine is designed for use by small- to medium-volume manufacturers, coating centers, and R&D facilities to help enhance...

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Birchwood Technologies appoints account manager for south central U.S.

January 15, 2015

Eden Prairie, Minn.-based Birchwood Technologies, a manufacturer of metal finishing systems, has appointed Tom Ingersoll to the position of account manager for the south central U.S. Based in Dallas, he manages sales in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. Ingersoll...

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Pass-through industrial washer conveys parts at up to 34 FPM

January 13, 2015

Viking Blast and Wash Systems has introduced the CBW6030 industrial washer. The new and redesigned unit has a 60- by 30-in. wash zone on a chain mesh belt conveyor. Suitable for standard manufacturing applications, the washer offers belt flow speeds from 2 to 34 FPM on a continuous pass-through...

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Blaster has two 6-ft.-dia. tables

January 13, 2015

Viking Blast & Wash Systems has released the 72DDST double-door swing table blaster. The machine features two 6-ft.-dia. door-mounted tables. The parts pass in front of two VK PowerMax 1500 20-HP, direct-drive blast wheels that deliver high-volume abrasive at 300-FPS velocity to clean the...

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Safety and regulatory overview for powder coating

January 8, 2015

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Like any manufacturing process, powder coating has the potential to be dangerous if the right safety precautions haven’t been taken. By referencing a few key standards, a manufacturer can keep the powder coating line going and the operators safe.

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Metal fabrication and industrial products catalog published

January 8, 2015

CGW-Camel Grinding Wheels has introduced a new metal fabrication and industrial products catalog that features Pasco sanding discs, premium resin fiber discs, and an expanded cloth-backed belt program. The 212-page catalog features a broadened coated abrasives section, including specialty...

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Deburring machine addresses finishing challenges

January 6, 2015

The new Loewer DiscMaster SF series top and bottom deburring machine from AM Machinery Sales Inc. has been designed to address the problem areas most precision sheet metal and stamping shops have such as deburring up-formed parts and removing oxidation. The machine is equipped with oscillating...

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Multiple-purpose belt grinding machines offered

December 24, 2014

Fein Power Tools Inc. offers the Slugger GI series of belt grinding machines. The modular system can be used for a single purpose, such as cylindrical grinding, and then for notching or polishing as needs change. The series comprises the GIR radius grinding machine, the GIC cylindrical grinding...

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MetoKote opens facility in North Carolina

December 24, 2014

Lima, Ohio-based MetoKote Corp., an applicator of protective coatings, has opened its newest facility in Mebane, N.C. MetoKote was approached by GKN Driveline in Roxboro, N.C., in October 2012 to collaborate with GKN on the coating of its steel drive shafts. MetoKote has coated parts for GKN...

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Gatto Industrial Platers launches large-parts zinc electroplating line

December 19, 2014

Gatto Industrial Platers Inc., Chicago, has launched its new large-parts zinc electroplating line. The new line’s tanks, which are 4 ft. wide, 7.5 ft. deep, and 27 ft. long, can accommodate parts weighing up to 8,000 lbs. According to the company, it is the largest zinc electroplating line in...

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Knotted-wire cup brush features taller inner-cup design

December 15, 2014

Osborn has introduced a redesigned, high-speed, knotted-wire cup brush. The taller inner cup forces the brush to be used on the filament tips, rather than bending. Features include high-quality AB wire, a threaded-nut connection, and an aggressive knot style. The brushes are suitable for...

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Sequa Corp. names president/CEO of Precoat Metals business

December 10, 2014

Diversified industrial company Sequa Corp., Orangeburg, N.Y., has promoted Gerard M. Dombek, current president of its Precoat Metals business, to president and CEO. Precoat Metals is a U.S.-based supplier of metal coating products for the consumer goods, packaging, appliance manufacturing,...

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