Finishing Products

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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Powder coating formulated with cross-link polymer

March 17, 2015

PPG Industries offers ENVIROCRON® HTE (high transfer efficiency) powder coating. The BPA-free coating is engineered for appliance, architectural, wire goods, and extrusion applications. Formulated with a cross-link polymer, the coating offers faster application build rates, less material waste,...

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Vertical oven saves space on factory floor

March 13, 2015

Davron Technologies Inc. has designed and manufactured the DTI-1135, an electrically heated vertical oven used to cure a coating on steel components for a Tier 1 automotive supplier. The vertical oven features one heated zone where parts index up and down in a vertical orientation. After...

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Nonwoven abrasive wheels, brushes designed for steel, brass, aluminum

March 11, 2015

Osborn has introduced a new line of JacksonLea® brand nonwoven abrasive wheels and brushes. The heavy-duty, nonwoven abrasive cleans, finishes, and polishes such materials as steel, brass, and aluminum. The line includes soft-density, medium-grit, silicon-carbide convolute surface finishing...

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Parts cleaning/collection unit handles larger parts

March 10, 2015

Custom Service Solutions Inc. has introduced the 12-in. MiJET™ parts cleaning and collection unit. It offers a larger-diameter opening than the original 8-in. model, allowing users to clean larger parts. Using one existing shop air line at a CNC machine, the pneumatically driven unit cleans...

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Blade designed for blast machine processing of narrow workpieces

March 6, 2015

Wheelabrator has introduced a concave blade for its 35 Ezefit blast wheel, which achieves a narrow blast pattern and a tight “hot spot” at high abrasive speeds. The blade design is suitable for blast machines processing narrow workpieces, such as wire, rod, tube, pipe, bar, and...

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CNC grinder equipped with software to allow full 3-D simulation

March 3, 2015

Schütte has introduced the 325linear machine, a 5-axis CNC grinder with extended X- and Y-axis movement plus two auxiliary slides for workpiece clamping and improved grinding wheel guidance over the entire machining envelope. Microtools, gun drills, hob cutters, and complex geometries can be...

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Powder coating’s polyester formulation enables uniform film builds on complex parts, surfaces

March 3, 2015

PPG Industries’ industrial coatings business has introduced ENVIROCRON® HTE (high-transfer-efficiency) powder coating, featuring a proprietary bisphenol A (BPA)-free polyester formulation that offers a fast application build rate while providing uniform coverage on complex parts and surfaces and...

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CNC grinding machine offers compact design

February 26, 2015

Okuma’s GI-10NII grinding machine is equipped with extremely rigid, high-speed grinding wheel spindles for automated production environments. Capable of simultaneous 2-axis control, the machine can handle a variety of workpiece shapes in a simple data setting. Centralized control of...

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Abrasive products offered in several styles

February 18, 2015

Better Tools offers coated abrasive belts, surface conditioning belts, flap discs, flap wheels, and flap brushes. The company reports that in most cases it can supply samples and full production quantities...

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Vitrified wheel bond adds flexibility for grinding

February 17, 2015

CGW-Camel Grinding Wheels has introduced a new bond used in manufacturing vitrified wheels in the surface grinding, cylindrical, and centerless wheel categories. The bond helps make grinding action cool and helps improve wheel dimension stability and lifespan, states the company. One vitrified...

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System purifies metal finishing rinse water

February 13, 2015

Birchwood Technologies offers the Ion Exchange system to purify rinse water for reuse in metal finishing systems. It is suitable for process lines using room-temperature blackeners, zinc phosphate, and manganese phosphate processes. The system allows the user to operate a metal finishing process...

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High-solids coating can eliminate need for baking, force-drying of metal parts

February 5, 2015

PPG Industries’ industrial coatings business has introduced PERFORMALOC™ advanced productivity coatings, a new category of cross-linked coatings featuring a proprietary combination of low-VOC resins that cure fast and hard, thus eliminating the need for baking or force-drying of metal parts....

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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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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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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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