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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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Electrostatic gun handles most solvent-, water-based paints, coatings -

Electrostatic gun handles most solvent-, water-based paints, coatings

March 28, 2013

The new GM 5000 electrostatic gun from Wagner Industrial Solutions features a lightweight design, fingertip controls, and a low-force trigger. The ultraflexible electrode allows for high transfer efficiency, the company states. The user can set spray recipes and voltage flow with on-the-gun...

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Data sheet matches powder coatings, AAMA performance specs

March 18, 2013

PPG Industries' industrial coatings business has published a data sheet that details formulations and suggested applications for four powder coatings and categorizes them according to American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) performance standards. ENVIROCRON® Durable powder...

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Cross pads, square pads tackle deburring, grinding applications -

Cross pads, square pads tackle deburring, grinding applications

March 18, 2013

Klingspor Abrasives has introduced a new line of cross pads and square pads. The resin-bonded, aluminum-oxide pads are constructed in multilayered strips, secured in the center with a threaded metal grommet. Cross pad applications include deburring, polishing, and blending radii of aircraft...

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