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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Staying safe during deburring and grinding

June 1, 2016 | By Ingo Heiland

Certain potentially dangerous situations can be avoided on the shop floor with automated deburring and grinding technology.

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Rohner launches new website

May 31, 2016

Rohner, a manufacturer of spray booths and finishing equipment based in Vancouver, Wash., has launched a new website at www.rohnerspraybooths.com. The mobile-friendly website introduces a new brand identity and offers information on liquid spray booths, powder booths, large equipment booths, batch...

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Zinc-rich electrocoat designed for high-corrosion applications

May 31, 2016

PPG has introduced the DRAGONHIDE™ ZRE finish system, a duplex coating system engineered with SPECTRACRON® zinc-rich primer between the base metal substrate and electrocoat finish that helps improve the corrosion resistance of underbody parts and subframe finishes on automobiles. When the...

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TCI Powder Coatings hires segment manager for automotive market

May 27, 2016

TCI Powder Coatings, Ellaville, Ga., a subsidiary of RPM Intl. Inc., has named Dave Severson as automotive market segment manager. Severson has more than 15 years of technical and commercial experience in the coatings industry. He most recently was involved in regional sales and market management...

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PPG’s ENVIROCRON powder coatings earn ANSI/NSF 61 standard certification

May 26, 2016

Pittsburgh-based PPG has announced that its ENVIROCRON® epoxy-based powder coatings now are certified to the ANSI/NSF 61 standard for drinking-water components. The powder coatings are available as one- and two-coat systems with cure times from 10 to 20 min., depending on the coating and type...

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Lissmac Image Film

May 26, 2016

By: LISSMAC Corporation

LISSMAC’s Metal Processing Division offers a full line of machines for deburring, grinding, edge rounding, oxide removal, and deslagging. Our SBM machines use a unique operating method which allows for edge processing of both sides of sheet metal parts in just one single pass, eliminating the need for the parts to be turned over and processed a second time. For superior surface finishing and single-sided edge rounding, our Steelmaster machines feature one to five tooling aggregates, in a wet or dry process.

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TCI Powder Coatings hires business development manager

May 24, 2016

Ellaville, Ga.-based TCI Powder Coatings, a subsidiary of RPM Intl. Inc., has named Rich Chappel as business development manager for the Southwest region (Texas, Louisiana, Colorado, New Mexico, and Oklahoma). He has more than 25 years of experience in powder coatings and the industrial market...

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Lissmac SBM-L G1S2 Deburring and Edge Rounding Machine

May 23, 2016

By: LISSMAC Corporation

The SBM-L G1S2 is LISSMAC’s most popular machine for deburring and edge rounding. True to LISSMAC’s proven technology of processing both sides of metal plates in one single pass, the SBM-L grinds off laser burrs, cleans up spatter and spots, and produces uniformly smooth, rounded edges.

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Acme Mfg. Co. receives presidential E Star Award for continued export success

May 18, 2016

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker has presented Acme Mfg. Co., Auburn Hills, Mich., with the President’s E Star Award for exports. The award is the highest recognition any U.S. entity can receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports. In a...

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MetoKote receives Supplier Performance Award from Cardington Yutaka Technologies

May 6, 2016

MetoKote Corp.'s Lima, Ohio, facility has received the Supplier Performance Award from Cardington Yutaka Technologies Inc., Cardington, Ohio. MetoKote has been providing high-temperature liquid paint services to Cardington Yutaka Technologies for its exhaust components for more than 15 years....

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Carbide-roll burnishing tools produce mirror-like surface finish

May 6, 2016

Monaghan Tooling Group offers carbide-roll burnishing tools from Elliott Tool Technology that produce a mirror-like surface finish while eliminating secondary operations and machining setups. The rolls help improve surface irregularities and tool marks, producing surface finishes of 4 to 20...

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Innovance Inc. acquires Mass Finishing Inc.

May 5, 2016

Employee-owned Innovance Inc., a holding company for contract engineering and manufacturing firm Lou-Rich Inc. and finishing equipment manufacturer Almco, has acquired all assets of Mass Finishing Inc. Mass Finishing, a supplier of high-energy centrifugal barrel finishing machines, media,...

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Mini blackening system suitable for coating small quantities of metal parts

May 5, 2016

Birchwood Technologies offers the PRESTO BLACK® BK-1 mini room-temperature blackening system. It imparts corrosion and galling protection on small quantities of iron and steel parts. The 15-min. process produces a nearly nondimensional coating of less than 0.5 micron thickness. It is suitable...

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Applications: Deburring machinery improves quality, speed in flame-cut part production

April 28, 2016

Situation Eisen- und Stahlhandel Straub GmbH, a family-owned company based in Lichtenau, Germany, processes more than 4,000 tons of steel per month. The core business is cutting and bending concrete reinforcement steel and cutting, drilling, and sandblasting steel profiles. The company also...

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Winona Powder Coating adds fourth large-capacity production line

April 27, 2016

High-volume powder coater Winona Powder Coating LLC has announced plans to add a fourth large-capacity production line to its Etna Green, Ind., facility. The 167,000-sq.-ft. plant currently houses powder coating lines with five-stage washers, automatic and manual coating booths, and digitally...

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