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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Main Steel Polishing relocates Dallas facility

July 10, 2007

Main Steel Polishing Co. Inc., Tinton Falls, N.J., has announced the relocation of its Dallas plant to a newer, larger facility in Arlington, Tex.The 70,000-sq.-ft. building has three...

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Piston rods

Vertical integration broadens company's horizons

June 12, 2007

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Senior Editor Eric Lundin visited Industrial Hard Chrome, a chrome plater that provides chrome-plated components for hydraulically powered equipment such as graders and backhoes. He traces the company's development from a plater that provided its services to the paper and pulp industry four decades ago to a plater and OEM with its own product line today.

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Pipe sander conceals weld seams, finishes stainless steel

June 12, 2007

CS Unitec's pipe sander conceals weld seams and provides a high-gloss finish on stainless steel. With an 11-amp, variable-speed electric or a 1-HP pneumatic motor with high torque, the sander finishes...

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FIN-X '07 keynote presentation addresses decline of U.S. manufacturing

June 12, 2007

Management consultant, trainer, and author Michael P. Collins will address the decline of U.S. manufacturing when he presents the keynote address at the FIN-X '07 conference and expo for industrial...

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Mate appoints president, vice chairman

June 5, 2007

Dean A. Sundquist, chairman and CEO of Mate Precision Tooling, has announced the appointment of Jack Schneider to the newly created position of vice chairman and Kevin Nicholson to the position of...

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Orbital sander has enhanced hand, wrist support

May 8, 2007

Dynabrade Inc.'s Comfort Platform now is standard on all palm-style Dynorbital-Sprit and Dynorbital Supreme random orbital sanders.The platform provides additional hand and wrist support for the tool...

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Custom-designed deburring brushes offered

May 8, 2007

Weiler Corp. offers crimped wire wide face brushes specially engineered to meet each user's specific requirements. The custom-made brushes are effective for many deburring applications, especially...

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Spinner hanger suitable for cleaning various parts

May 8, 2007

The SmartLine™ Carousel Spinner Hanger blast cleaning system from Wheelabrator Group is suitable for cleaning and shot peening parts that cannot be cleaned in tumble-blast or barrel-blast...

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Abrasives line expanded

May 8, 2007

Norton Abrasives' bonded Gemini wheel line has expanded and now includes segments, cylindrical wheels, centerless wheels, and surface wheels. The products are suitable for small-to-medium-sized...

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Vulcanium adds to sales staff

May 8, 2007

Vulcanium Corp. has added Stella Reeves to its sales staff.Reeves has a background in chemical troubleshooting and electroplating and has worked for more than 20 years in laboratories and sales,...

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Wheelabrator adds sales account manager

May 8, 2007

Tim McLaughlin recently joined Wheelabrator Group as sales manager overseeing Ohio, Kentucky, and West Virginia.McLaughlin has 31 years of mechanical surface preparation experience, specifically with...

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Nonlocking paddle switch ginders

Grinding the way to safety

May 8, 2007

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More power in grinders gives rise to additional safety concerns. Having twice as much power in the same-size tool has especially increased the industry wide demand for nonlocking paddle switch grinders.

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Finishing stainless steel tube and pipe efficiently

May 8, 2007

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One big challenge in stainless steel tube finishing is the growing expectations about the surface finish. Tools and abrasives have improved to achieve better surface quality in less time. At the same time, fabricators require finishing methods that address health, safety, and environmental concerns.

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Pneumatic wheel allows concentrated grinding

April 10, 2007

Dynabrade Inc. has introduced an inflatable DynaWheel. When fitted with proper abrasive and run at optimum speed, the pneumatic wheel allows concentrated grinding for quicker material removal on...

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Solar Atmospheres adds vacuum furnace

April 10, 2007

Solar Atmospheres of Western Pennsylvania has added a third 24-ft. 75,000 lb. capacity furnace, which is being constructed onsite by Solar Manufacturing. The Hermitage, Pa., plant specializes in...

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