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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MetoKote earns Honda supplier performance recognition

June 11, 2014

MetoKote Corp.'s Huber Heights, Ohio, facility was among the top service suppliers honored at the 16th annual American Honda Supplier Conference recently held in Toronto. Forty-nine of the more than 300 suppliers in attendance were recognized for outstanding key performance measures for service...

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Zinc phosphate coating suitable for applications up to 1,400 degrees F

June 11, 2014

The MICROLOK® MZN finish from Birchwood Technologies is a fine-grained zinc phosphate coating for corrosion protection of iron and steel components. It provides protection up to 1,400 degrees F for high-heat applications such as brake components. The patented coating is a 20-min. process that...

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Steam generators designed for cleaning metal surfaces before powder coating, painting

June 11, 2014

Electro-Steam Generator Corp. offers the LB series steam generators for the coatings industry. They are designed for precleaning and iron phosphating of metal surfaces before powder coating or painting. The generators are available in nine models designed for different part sizes and production...

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Oerlikon completes acquisition of Metco

June 9, 2014

Oerlikon, based in Pfäffikon, Switzerland, has acquired Metco from Sulzer AG. Metco will combine with Oerlikon’s existing coating business to create the Surface Solutions Segment, under the leadership of Roland Herb as CEO. The new segment, based in Balzers, Liechtenstein, comprises the two...

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Water-based coatings made for metallic coating lines

June 9, 2014

PPG Industries has published an informational guide about ENVIRON® MCL environmentally friendly, water-based coatings for application on metallic coating lines over GALVALUME®-coated sheet steel and hot-dipped galvanized metal. The permanent coatings offer UV protection and corrosion...

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Abrasive Resource receives 2014 Manufacturing Leadership 100 Award

June 5, 2014

Abrasive Resource, an Anoka, Minn.-based converter and distributor of abrasive sanding and grinding products, has received the Manufacturing Leadership 100 Award from the Manufacturing Leadership Council, San Antonio, Texas. The company was recognized in the Sustainability Leadership category...

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CUTCO Corp. uses engineered abrasives to create a new finish

June 2, 2014

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After several decades of operating large "cut-down" machines in search of the perfect finish for its cutlery, CUTCO Corp. decided to look for a new cutting-edge way to deliver the same results, but more efficiently. It found an answer with engineered abrasives and new finishing machines.

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Cortec marks 20 years of ISO 9001 certification

May 29, 2014

Cortec® Corp., St. Paul, Minn., marks its 20th year of compliance to ISO 9001 this year. Certified since 1994, the company provides corrosion control products for the packaging, metalworking, construction, electronics, water treatment, and oil and gas...

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Deburring system designed for fineblanked parts

May 28, 2014

Abtex Corp. has designed and built its largest Tri-Ten deburring system for deburring high-volume fineblanked parts. It operates three shifts/day, seven days/week, resulting in an annual throughput of more than 15 million parts. The machine can be bulk-fed (operator or robot) or fed directly by...

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Finishing process requires no water

May 15, 2014

Bel Air Finishing Supply has developed a new technology for superpolishing and finishing aerospace and aircraft blades, blisks, and other engine and compressor components. The repeatable process produces extremely low surface Ra measurements and cuts finishing time from hours to minutes, according...

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Encapsulated wire wheel brushes designed for pipeline applications

May 14, 2014

Flexovit USA Inc. has introduced Black Gold encapsulated wire wheel brushes for pipeline applications that require precise, aggressive cleaning action. An elastomer secures the individual wire tips to protect the operator from wire breakage and reduce the amount of sparks. The brushes are...

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Waterborne anticorrosion coating is nontoxic

May 5, 2014

Cortec® Corp. offers CorShield™ VpCI®-386 HP water-based acrylic coating. Its Nano-VpCI® formulation contains a mixture of nontoxic organic inhibitors and pigments that offer extended coating protection. A combination of additives provides a nanoparticle composite polymer barrier...

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Locking discs feature reformulated material on select grains

May 2, 2014

Offered by sia Abrasives Inc. USA, re-engineered siafix™ locking discs feature reformulated material on select grains. Stocked in 1.5-, 2-, and 3-in. sizes, the discs are available in type 2 and type 3 attachment configurations. The locking discs are available in ceramic, aluminum oxide,...

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System deburrs high-volume fineblanked parts

April 30, 2014

Abtex Corp. has designed and built the largest Tri-Ten deburring system in its history, intended for deburring high-volume fineblanked parts. It operates three shifts/day, seven days/week, with an annual throughput of more than 15 million parts. The machine can be bulk-fed by operator or robot,...

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Beveling plate without the HAZ

April 28, 2014

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To avoid a heat affected zone and improve accuracy and throughput, fabricators can turn to nonthermal beveling options, incluiding milling, nibbling, and automated grinding

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