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Flap discs go from rough grinding to smooth finishing in one step

June 29, 2016

POLIFAN®-Curve flap discs from Pferd Inc. are designed for rough and finish grinding in fillet weld applications. The patented, proprietary design goes from rough grinding to smooth finishing in a single step. The tool removes weld seams and slag, leaving a finish smooth enough for...

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Catalog features industrial brushes, polishing compounds

June 28, 2016

Osborn has published a product catalog of its industrial brushes, polishing compounds, and buffs. It includes tips for selecting the right products, as well as application guides. The catalog includes instructions on how to find specific products by categories, which include type of brush, brush...

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Sample parts blackening available for evaluation

June 27, 2016

Birchwood Technologies offers free sample finishing of iron, steel, and aluminum parts to demonstrate its finishing processes. Prospective customers can send in five to 10 unfinished parts with a sample request form for the company to process in its lab. The firm then provides process details and...

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Large, external-mix spray nozzles coat, cool, treat, and paint

June 23, 2016

Exair’s new 1/2 NPT large, external-mix spray nozzles atomize fluids up to 303 gal./hr. The nozzles are suitable for use with high volumes of liquid with viscosity up to 800 cP. The nozzles, available in a narrow-angle, flat-fan pattern, combine liquid and compressed air to create a coating...

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Centerless grinding wheels help improve stock removal

June 15, 2016

Saint-Gobain Abrasives has launched Norton Century45™ centerless grinding wheels, which feature a chemistry that helps improve grain retention, increasing porosity for a given hardness. This allows wheels to have a hard grade with the performance of a softer grade. The wheels are available...

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Corded grinder line introduced

June 2, 2016

Walter Surface Technologies has introduced a line of corded grinders for cutting, grinding, sanding, and cleaning applications. They feature an ergonomic, antivibration side handle; a tool-free guard; and a safety clutch that neutralizes momentum and eliminates backlash. The Mini-Grinder™ and...

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Linear finishing set suitable for rough stock removal, cosmetic finishing

June 1, 2016

Pferd Inc. has introduced a new linear finishing set for applications including rough stock removal, surface conditioning, and cosmetic finishing on all metals. The set includes a 5-in.-dia. POLINOX® nonwoven PNZ finishing drum, featuring interleaved layers of nonwoven material and abrasive...

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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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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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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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Ceramic oxide wheels designed for weld grinding, chamfering

April 25, 2016

Pferd Inc. has introduced CO 24 Q SG depressed-center grinding wheels featuring a ceramic oxide grain for working with steel and stainless steel. With a hardness grade Q, they can be used for weld grinding, chamfering, deburring, and surface grinding. Suitable for use on high-powered angle...

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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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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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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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