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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UV-curable tube, pipe coatings are corrosion-resistant

May 13, 2008

DSM Desotech has introduced a new line of UV-curable, corrosion-resistant coatings for metal tube and pipe.Developed by the company's UVention™ group, the UVaCorr™ product line includes...

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Stainless steel surface finish

A 'weld-done' finish

May 13, 2008

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Stainless steel products are used in all parts of our daily life. Certain surface finish expectations must be met, and one of the major challenges in stainless steel treatment is meeting these expectations. The biggest problem has been the time required to rebuild the surface from a weld. While surface finishing of stainless steel still requires a good deal of effort, the proper grinding and polishing equipment makes it possible to create perfect finishes in a reasonable amount of time.

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Flap disks designed to grind, blend in one operation

April 15, 2008

Rex-Cut Products Inc. has introduced a line of miniature zirconia flap disks in four grit sizes for grinding, blending, and finishing stainless steel, aluminum, and mild steel.The disks feature a...

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Wax emulsion enhances surface appearance, durability

April 15, 2008

The Durawax rust preventive product from Heatbath Corp. is a multipurpose synthetic wax emulsion that provides coverage over bare steel and conversion coatings, including black oxide and...

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Angle grinder can be used in many different positions

April 15, 2008

Metabo Corp. has introduced the W6-115, a 4-1/2-in. angle grinder.The 4.5-lb. grinder has a 2-3/16-in.-dia. grip and can be used in many different positions, the company reports. It has a 650-W, 6-amp...

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Nonwoven hand pads facilitate surface preparation

March 11, 2008

CGW-Camel Grinding Wheels offers a premium and standard line of 6-in. by 9-in., nonwoven hand pads for surface preparation. The premium line contains five types of hand pads for a range of surface...

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Pipe sander polishes handrails, pipe, tubing

March 11, 2008

The LRP 1503 AIR Boa pipe sander from CS Unitec polishes handrails, pipe, and tubing. It has a 1-HP motor, with 20-CFM air consumption at 90 PSI and is lightweight. Operators can wrap the sanding arm...

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Powder spray gun designed for high production rates

March 11, 2008

Xiom Corp. says its powder spray gun is designed for high production rates.With a patent-pending triple venturi, the Xiom 5000 Scorpion sprays up to five times the rate of the company's previous...

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Schaffner receives Masco supplier award

March 11, 2008

Schaffner Mfg. Co., Pittsburgh, a producer of custom metal finishing products, recently was named a winner of Masco Corporation's 2007 MASTAR awards. The Masco Supplier Team Recognition Program awards...

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Surface finishing machine finishes steel, stainless steel, and nonferrous metals

February 12, 2008

CS Unitec's PTX Eco Smart surface finishing machine has balanced straight-line handling, high torque, and electronic speed control. It produces matte, satin, mirror, and other finishes on steel,...

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American Trim, DuPont CoatingSolutions collaborate on coating technology

February 12, 2008

American Trim, Lima, Ohio, has acquired a physical vapor deposition (PVD) chamber designed to allow processing of a chromelike finish without the use of hexavalent chrome and electroplating.The PVD...

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Perforated Stainless Steel Sheet

Avoiding a snag

January 15, 2008

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A company specializing in perforated sheet overcomes deburring issues with an automated system using nonwoven fiber brushes.

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Abrasive belt machine reaches typically inaccessible areas

January 15, 2008

The Dynafile abrasive belt machine grinds, deburrs, blends, and finishes typically inaccessible areas on metal and other materials. Applications include light corner weld removal and weld blending....

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Modular sanding machine can be fitted with add-ons quickly

January 15, 2008

Fein Power Tools offers Grit GI belt sanding machines for the metalworking industry. According to the manufacturer, the modular machines can be fitted with add-on modules in minutes.The machines are...

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Coating line enables use of lower-cost materials

January 15, 2008

American Trim has installed a coating line from Henkel Corp. at its facility.According to American Trim, the Alodine®EC2™ coating nearly eliminates corrosion; improves wear resistance;...

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