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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Automatic production spray gun suitable for use with automatic, semiautomatic machines

May 12, 2009

The Compact by DeVilbiss™ I and X automatic production spray guns are suitable for use with automatic and semiautomatic machines.The spray guns are small and fit into many applications. Numerous...

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ATI purchases Speedeburr product line

May 12, 2009

ATI Industrial Automation, an engineering-based developer of robotic peripheral equipment, has completed the purchase of the Speedeburr product line from the Norwegian-based Speedeburr AS. The line...

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MetoKote Corp. marks 40 years in coatings market

May 12, 2009

MetoKote Corp., Lima, Ohio, is celebrating 40 years as a provider of protective coating application services including electrocoating (e-coat), powder coating, and liquid paint.The company began in...

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Industrial Hard Chrome achieves ISO 9001 registration

May 12, 2009

Industrial Hard Chrome has achieved ISO 9001:2000 registration for its cold finishing, hard-chrome plating, and induction hardening of steel bar and tubing and its manufacture of precision-machined...

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Hand Held Angle Grinders

Grinding and cutting safely

May 12, 2009

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Hand-held angle grinders, which now are being used more frequently in industries besides metal fabrication and welding, can cause injury if used improperly and without following all safety guidelines. This article covers the safety practices involved when using these grinders with resin-bonded wheels.

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Wheelabrator, DISA complete merger

May 6, 2009

DISA Group, a supplier of moulding, sand and core technologies and metal surface finishing systems, has merged with Wheelabrator Group, a provider of surface preparation equipment. Effective May 5,...

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5-stage parts cleaning system has 96-in. wash section

April 14, 2009

A five-stage, all-stainless-steel washer/dryer system is offered by ALMCO KleenTec.The PWRBD24-96E-U system, initially custom-developed for a customer, includes wash, rinse, second rinse, blowoff, and...

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Weld cleaning brush works in hard-to-reach areas

April 14, 2009

Anderson's new Controlled Flare End Brush (CFE) is designed to remove heavy weld spatter, flash, and scale in hard-to-reach areas such as right angles and corners. The patent-pending design of the new...

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Paulo Products Co. names quality engineer

April 14, 2009

Paulo Products Co. has appointed Bart Stoessel as quality engineer at its St. Louis facility. In this position, he leads the quality management system and works closely with customers on issues...

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Abrasive-belt machine grinding head pivots 360 degrees

March 10, 2009

Dynabrade's Dynafile II air-powered abrasive-belt machine features a grinding head that pivots 360 degrees to access hard-to-reach areas.The machine features a 20,000-RPM, direct-drive air motor that...

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Inline machine cleans castings, forged parts up to more than 25 tons /hr.

March 10, 2009

The Wheelabrator® Continuous Rocker Barrel machine is designed for inline cleaning of castings and forged parts. Several machine sizes are available to satisfy production requirements ranging from...

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B.L. Downey Co. names quality assurance manager

March 10, 2009

B.L. Downey Co. LLC, Broadview, Ill., has named Richard L. Metcalf as its quality assurance manager. Metcalf has been with the company since November 2008 and has been involved with the coatings...

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Specialty Metals Processing hires VP of sales

March 10, 2009

Specialty Metals Processing, Stow, Ohio, has hired Thomas R. Schmitt as vice president of sales.He has been in the industry since 1975, when he started his career with Crucible Steel. Since then he...

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Centrifugal disk finisher designed to keep tiny parts from disappearing

February 10, 2009

A new centrifugal disk finisher has been introduced by ALMCO KleenTec Inc. The model ACDF-75 has a bowl with a spinning disk at the bottom. The disk propels the abrasive media upward against the...

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Table-style blast machine features simplified loading, unloading

February 10, 2009

Viking Blast & Wash Systems has released the 48 ST airless swing table shotblast system. The worktable is attached to the blast door, so that when the door is opened, the table swings completely clear...

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