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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Advanced Technical Finishing continues $10 million facility renovation -

Advanced Technical Finishing continues $10 million facility renovation

May 23, 2013

Advanced Technical Finishing (ATF) is adding 16,000 sq. ft. to its surface treatment facility in Huntsville, Ala. The $10 million renovation also includes an upgrade of the anodizing line equipment, allowing for increased capacity on Type I, II, and III anodizing, as well as installation of new...

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Ultrasonic cleaning system handles up to 1,800 parts/hr. -

Ultrasonic cleaning system handles up to 1,800 parts/hr.

May 23, 2013

Cleaning Technologies Group LLC has introduced the Blackstone-NEY CleanVeyor ultrasonic parts cleaning system. Combining spray, immersion, and ultrasonic cleaning technologies, the system has been shown to achieve Six Sigma consistency in a number of applications requiring high production...

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Lightweight grinders made for metalworking -

Lightweight grinders made for metalworking

May 23, 2013

Metabo Corp. offers two lightweight angle grinders for cutting, grinding, and deburring in the repair, maintenance, and metalworking industries. The W720 weighs 4.4 lbs. and has a maximum wheel diameter of 4.5 in. It features a 6.5-amp motor with 720 W of power, 14 in.-lbs. of torque, and a...

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The finishing touch—selecting and using nonwoven abrasives

May 22, 2013 | By Paul A. Krupa

Nonwoven abrasives come in different types and compositions. It’s important to choose the right product for optimal finishing.

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Brushes made for 4.5-in. right-angle grinders -

Brushes made for 4.5-in. right-angle grinders

May 22, 2013

Weiler Corp. offers wire brushes engineered specifically for use on 4.5-in. right-angle grinders. The 4.5-in. Mini Roughneck stringer bead wheels feature a high knot count and short trim length to produce fast cleaning action and extended product life. Dually™ 4.5-in. weld cleaning...

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Böhler-Uddeholm opens PVD coating center in Ontario

May 21, 2013

Böhler-Uddeholm has opened a new PVD coating facility at the Thermo-Tech thermal processing location in Mississauga, Ont. The 9,000-sq.-ft. service center provides duplex PVD coatings to the Canadian manufacturing sector. The vertically integrated company supplies high-performance steels,...

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Blast machine made for heavy-duty operations -

Blast machine made for heavy-duty operations

May 14, 2013

Viking Blast & Wash Systems has released the model 1200 tumble belt blast machine. The 12-cu.-ft. machine incorporates changes to the loader and discharge belt options that help make it durable for heavy-duty operations. An integrated media lift system and no auger gives the unit a small...

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Weld shaver removes beads from flat, fillet welds

May 9, 2013

Heck Industries has introduced a hand-operated fillet weld shaver. The tool uses indexable carbide inserts in a milling cutter to remove weld beads from flat butt welds and inside 90-degree fillet welds. The unit features adjustable depth of cut and an adjustable fence, allowing removal of the...

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CGW acquires PASCO

May 8, 2013

CGW-Camel Grinding Wheels, Niles, Ill., a manufacturer and supplier of abrasive systems for the industrial market, has acquired Pacific Abrasive Supply Co. (PASCO), Buena Park, Calif. PASCO is a manufacturer of abrasive belts, sheets, discs, rolls, pressure-sensitive adhesive products, and...

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Flap wheels provide aggressive cutting action -

Flap wheels provide aggressive cutting action

April 29, 2013

Weiler Corp. offers flap wheels for aggressive cutting action in a variety of industrial production environments. They are designed for cleaning, edge blending, deburring, blending, and finishing on machined parts, metal surfaces, dies, molds, tools, tubing, and channels. Tiger® flap wheels...

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Surface-conditioning products made for MRO requirements

April 23, 2013

Saint-Gobain Abrasives offers a portfolio of surface-conditioning products under the Norton Bear-Tex brand designed to meet maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) needs, including blending, deburring, and weld blending; surface prep before painting; and rust and paint removal. Made of nonwoven...

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Spinner hanger blaster features two 15-HP blast wheels -

Spinner hanger blaster features two 15-HP blast wheels

April 8, 2013

Viking Blast & Wash Systems has released the SH 4848 spinner hanger blaster, equipped with two VK Powermax 15-HP blast wheels at 3,525 RPM. The aggressive air intake allows for application of more than 2,400 CFM. The drum is made of rolled manganese and lined with manganese on the sides and...

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Wagner Industrial Solutions adds personnel

April 4, 2013

Wagner Industrial Solutions, Elgin, Ill., a provider of liquid and powder coating application technology, has announced the hiring of four new staff members. Joseph Glassco has joined the company as a regional sales manager. He has more than 27 years of experience in the coatings industry with...

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Catalog presents grinding, blending products -

Catalog presents grinding, blending products

April 2, 2013

A new catalog from Rex-Cut Abrasives features nonwoven cotton fiber abrasives including mounted points, Type 1 and Type 27 grinding wheels, quick-change discs, and hand-held finishing sticks. Suitable for grinding, blending, deburring, and finishing applications, other products include unitized...

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Aluminum-backed flap discs handle aggressive grinding

April 1, 2013

Weiler's Tiger® aluminum-backed abrasive flap discs are designed for aggressive grinding jobs. The aluminum backs — the only recyclable backing material in the industry — will not throw fiberglass dust, considered a contaminant in some industries. The discs are available in 4-, 4.5-, and...

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