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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Lincoln Industries TPJ Winner

Introducing TPJ's Industry Award Winner

January 15, 2008

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TPJ-The Tube & Pipe Journal® recognizes that Lincoln Industries is an industry leader. Lincoln Industries' combination of business management, employee focus, and community participation has earned it the first-ever TPJ Industry Award.

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Compact paint robot works with 1k, 2k, waterborne paints

December 11, 2007

ABB's IRB 52 paint robot is compact and can be mounted on the floor, inverted, tilted, or on the wall.The robot is suitable for various paint applications, including 1k, 2k, and waterborne paints. The...

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Abrasive power tool suitable for heavy grinding applications

November 6, 2007

Dynabrade's line of Dynabelter air-powered, abrasive belt tools are suitable for weld grinding, blending, and finishing on metal, stainless steel, and other materials.Using abrasive belts 1/2 in. to 2...

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Air cleaning, cooling system produces 360-degree air stream

November 6, 2007

Exair's stainless steel Super Air Wipe™ system produces a 360-degree air stream that can blow off, dry, clean, and cool material passing through the center. The split design can be clamped...

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Flap disks feature natural hemp with polypropylene binder backing plate

November 6, 2007

CS Unitec's new line of abrasive flap disks, which use the PLANTEX® high-tech compound, are the first in the world with a backing plate made of natural hemp with a polypropylene binder, the...

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Grinding disks constantly expose fresh abrasives

October 9, 2007

Flexible, cotton fiber-impregnated abrasive grinding disks from Rex-Cut® Products Inc. have multiple layers of cotton fiber, with the layers fully impregnated with aluminum oxide abrasives and...

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FABTECH Intl. & AWS Welding Show returns to Chicago

October 9, 2007

The 2007 FABTECH® International & AWS Welding Show, the largest North American showcase of metal forming, fabricating, stamping, tube and pipe, and welding equipment and technology, will return to...

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ATI Industrial Automation opens new Detroit office

October 9, 2007

ATI Industrial Automation, Apex, N.C., a developer of robotic peripheral equipment, recently opened a new office in Orion Township, Mich., near Detroit. The office houses the company's sales, customer...

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Got burrs?

September 11, 2007

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Using a machine to remove burrs from and put a surface finish on sheet metal and plate, also known as deburring and graining, is more complicated than it seems. The factors that go into selecting and setting up a deburring and graining machine are almost as numerous as the factors that cause burrs in the first place. Some of the important factors you have to consider are machine type (wet or dry), setup (the arrangement of sanding belts and deburring brushes), sanding drum hardness and diameter, brush type, and feed rate.

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LS Industries Cylinder Shot Blaster

Cleaning cylinders internally and externally

August 8, 2007

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Whether you are planning a full scale cylinder testing operation or just want to keep your cylinders looking clean and new, the Cylblast shot blasters from LS Industries are the answer.Other methods of cleaning cylinders are more expensive, time consuming and less efficient than steel shot...

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Die grinders designed for extended reach

August 7, 2007

Extension die grinders from Dynabrade Inc. are designed to work in long pipes, castings, and other locations requiring extended reach.Available as 3,400- and 18,000-RPM models, the 1-HP straight-line...

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Tungsten grinder accommodates six electrode diameters

August 7, 2007

Weldcraft has introduced its Triad™ (TTG Plus) tungsten grinder for orbital and hand-held GTAW.Featuring precision-drilled entries, the grinder accommodates six different tungsten electrode...

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Spinner hanger machine cleans paint hooks, odd-shaped parts

August 7, 2007

Wheelabrator® Group's WS 4/210 spinner hanger machine cleans paint hooks and prepares odd-shaped parts that do not adapt easily to batch machine processing. Parts loaded onto the hanger...

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BTD Manufacturing acquires Pro Engineering

August 7, 2007

BTD Manufacturing Inc., Detroit Lakes, Minn., has acquired Pro Engineering, Minneapolis. The transaction involved an exchange of cash for assets.An operating company of Otter Tail Corp., BTD offers...

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Wheelabrator Plus names service manager

August 7, 2007

Wheelabrator, LaGrange, Ga., a provider of surface preparation and finishing products, has named Allen Austin as service manager for Wheelabrator Plus, the after-sales division of Wheelabrator Group....

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