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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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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Diamond grinding disks suitable for hazardous environment use

February 10, 2009

CS Unitec's Eco Brazing (EB) diamond grinding disks reduce sparking to 1 percent of that produced by resinoid wheels, reports the company, making the disks suitable for use in hazardous environments...

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Kowalski Heat Treating names VP of operations

February 10, 2009

David Lorenz has been promoted to vice president of operations – corporate metallurgist at Kowalski Heat Treating, Cleveland.In this position, Lorenz is responsible for the development and...

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Right-angle vacuum disk sander removes material from nonferrous surfaces

January 13, 2009

Dynabrade Inc. has introduced a 5-in.-dia. vacuum disk sander for coatings removal. The tool features a 1.3-HP air motor for controlled sanding. Its vacuum shroud uses brushes to capture airborne...

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Mesh abrasive wheel runs cool

January 13, 2009

A highly flexible abrasive wheel that runs cool and is suitable for cleaning up welds and discoloration, light grinding, and paint and rust removal is available from Rex-Cut Products Inc.Sigma...

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Ceramic flap disk provides cool, fast-cutting on hard-to-grind metals

January 13, 2009

Weiler's new Saber Tooth™ ceramic flap disk provides cool, fast-cutting action on hard-to-grind metals, such as stainless steel, according to the manufacturer. It features an aggressive,...

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Black oxide process suitable for both large, small aluminum-alloy parts

January 13, 2009

Birchwood Casey has introduced the LUMICLAD™ black oxide process, an in-house method for blackening both large and small aluminum-alloy parts.The process uses a dip-tank procedure without...

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Cell-based rotary blast machine adaptable for deburring, cosmetic finishing, technical surface preparation

January 13, 2009

Guyson Corp. has expanded its lineup of automated blasting systems with small-footprint models designed to meet the requirements of cell-based production. The RSSA-6/SF rotary blast machine is...

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TPJ 2009 Industry Award

More than just southern hospitality

January 13, 2009

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Since its inception in 1924, Plymouth Tube Co. has had a strong faith in the capabilities of its people. Its plant at Eupora, Miss., recently made some changes in the way management formulates strategic plans, and it now includes input from all of the plant employees in executing its strategy. This result is sustained, measurable improvements in safety, quality, and productivity.

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Bench model sander works with all types of materials

December 16, 2008

The #2PA29 bench model sander from Dayton is suitable for any type of shop or industrial operation. It can sand, grind, and debur all types of materials.A direct-drive transmission with a capacitor...

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