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Direct-to-metal coating designed to perform similarly to primer-topcoat systems

October 26, 2016

PPG has introduced SPECTRACRON® SPM series DTM (direct-to-metal) monocoat, a one-component coating that helps prevent corrosion on heavy-duty, transportation, agricultural, and construction equipment. The coating is engineered for direct application to pretreated metal substrates while providing...

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Duval increases precision grinding capabilities

October 26, 2016

Duval Precision Grinding, Chicopee, Mass., has announced it is expanding its capabilities for landing gear precision grinding and surface finishing to accommodate an increase over the past year of up to 70 percent in landing gear work. The expansion includes the addition of new equipment to extend...

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Blast cleaning large fabrications efficiently

October 24, 2016 | By Tim Heston

Two blast room products aim to minimize the non-value-added time in manual blast cleaning.

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Pferd hosts Manufacturing Day event

October 20, 2016

Pferd Inc., a Milwaukee-based manufacturer of brushes, abrasives, and power tools, hosted a Manufacturing DaySM event at its headquarters in early October.Manufacturing Day is a nationwide celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next-generation workforce. As part of the day’s...

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Constellium to open automotive aluminum sheet finishing line in France

October 18, 2016

Constellium N.V., Amsterdam, has opened a new, $197.6 million finishing line at its plant in Neuf-Brisach, France, to meet the growing demand for aluminum automotive body sheet. With a production capacity of 100,000 tons, the 787-ft.-long finishing line features high-speed thermal treatment,...

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Pferd names steel works technical sales specialist

October 17, 2016

Milwaukee-based Pferd Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of abrasives, brushes, and power tools, has appointed Tim Lee to the position of technical sales specialist - steel works. In this role, he works with customers on their cutting requirements, particularly large-diameter cutoff wheels from...

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TPJTV visits Gatto Industrial Platers Inc.

TPJTV visits Gatto Industrial Platers Inc.

October 13, 2016

TPJ-TV visits Gatto Industrial Platers Inc., Chicago, Ill., a provider of zinc and zinc-nickel plating and aluminum chromating for automotive, agricultural, electrical, and railroad applications. The company has one of the largest plating capacities in North American, with tanks that measure 27 ft. long, 4 ft. wide, and 8 ft. deep.

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Multiposition backstand grinder comes with removable platen

October 6, 2016

The Kalamazoo Industries model BG142 backstand belt grinder has been added to the company’s standard line of grinders. It offers multiposition contact from vertical to horizontal and full work movement from left to right. The unit is designed for aggressive grinding and beveling with the platen...

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Linetec expands capacity in Wisconsin

October 5, 2016

In response to customer growth and increased demand for finishing in the architectural metal products market, Linetec is expanding shift coverage and enhancing production flow to gain capacity at its paint facility in Wausau, Wis. In the past year the firm has added nearly 100 employees. Before...

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Acme Mfg. appoints president/CEO

October 5, 2016

Acme Mfg. Co., an Auburn Hills, Mich.-based manufacturer of integrated robotic automation for polishing, buffing, deburring, and grinding systems, has named G. A. “Fritz” Carlson III as president/CEO and majority shareholder. Carlson, who joined the company in 1984, is the fourth-generation...

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Stringer bead wheels redesigned for cleaning efficiency

October 3, 2016

Weiler Abrasives Group has re-engineered its Roughneck® and Wolverine® 4-in. stringer bead wheels to deliver maximum cleaning efficiency and longer life, states the company. They are available in carbon steel and stainless steel.The new Roughneck Max is made of proprietary wire that is strong,...

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Corrosion protection offered in recyclable cans

October 3, 2016

Cortec® offers the EcoAir® VpCI®-337 fogger. Powered by compressed air, the spray can delivers a biodegradable, waterborne vapor corrosion inhibitor used to protect metal parts and internal void spaces with a thin, environmentally friendly, self-healing film. Vapor-phase corrosion inhibitors...

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Greenkote opens joint venture facility in Shanghai

September 20, 2016

Greenkote PLC, Brook Park, Ohio, a provider of zinc-based anticorrosion metal coatings, has announced the opening of a new facility in Shanghai, PRC, which will provide Greenkote® coatings to the Far East region. The new licensee, Shanghai Premier Tension Control Bolts Co. Ltd. (SHTCB), is a joint...

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Electrocoat Association launches new website

September 15, 2016

The Electrocoat Association, Cincinnati, has established a new website at www.electrocoat.org.The updated design and functionality present the organization’s brand and objectives in its work in the finishing...

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Abrasive flap discs re-engineered for longer cut life

September 15, 2016

Weiler Abrasives Group has rebranded its Vortec Pro® abrasive flap discs under its Wolverine® family of products. The discs have been re-engineered to deliver maximum cut rate and increased life, states the company. They are suitable for grinding and blending in everyday carbon and stainless...

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