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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CGW adds three territory managers

October 23, 2012

CGW-Camel Grinding Wheels, Niles, Ill., has appointed three new territory managers to its sales team. Rich Bomba has been named territory manager for Illinois and northern Indiana. He has 15 years of industry experience and worked as a senior civil specialist at Hilti. He received his associate's...

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Surface preparation wheels, discs designed for blending, finishing -

Surface preparation wheels, discs designed for blending, finishing

October 11, 2012

CGW-Camel Grinding Wheels has added a line of surface preparation aluminum oxide and silicon carbide wheels and discs. The surface conditioning line is designed for blending, smoothing, and finishing stainless steel, steel, aluminum, and nonferrous metals. Made from nonwoven material...

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RoboVent launches new website

October 10, 2012

RoboVent has established a new website at featuring up-to-date information on the company's ventilation equipment and finishing systems. Also included are product demonstration videos and streamlined product groupings. The company provides ventilation and filtration equipment for...

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Timesavers Inc. and 3M: Automated Grinding 10-3-12

Date: October 3, 2012

Sponsored by Timesavers Inc.

Length: 60:00

This Webcast will describe the advantages of different types of deburring machines. We will also describe different types of abrasives technologies in detail, including coated and non-woven abrasives. Many factors that improve performance, such as processing wet vs. dry and the impact of speed, coolant, and pressure will also be discussed.

Siphon-fed spray nozzles designed for nonpressurized applications

October 3, 2012

Exair's new siphon-fed spray nozzles atomize fluids in a variety of spray patterns. Requiring no liquid pressure, they can be used with gravity-fed liquids or lift liquids from a maximum siphon height of 36 in. The stainless steel nozzles combine liquid and compressed air to create a spray with a...

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Corrosion-control products made for cold-temperature application

October 2, 2012

CortecĀ® Corp. offers several corrosion-control products designed for low-temperature application, shipping, or storage of material. EcoLineĀ® 3690, a USDA-certified, open-atmosphere corrosion inhibitor, is a biodegradable, biobased, ready-to-use temporary coating. When applied on the surface, it...

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Rust blocker has low VOC content -

Rust blocker has low VOC content

September 13, 2012

Dri Touch® Amber rust blocker from Birchwood Casey has a low VOC content, high flash point, and almost no odor. Rated for 100 to 150 hours salt spray and more than 600 hours humidity protection, the rust blocker meets water displacement test Mil-C-16173 and stain test Mil-C-22235A. With a...

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Flap disc blends into corners -

Flap disc blends into corners

September 11, 2012

Wendt USA has introduced the new, patented FleXtreme flap disc for the metal fabrication industry. The reduced-diameter backing, constructed of abrasive material, wears down evenly with the flaps and eliminates the need to trim anything away. With its flap design, the disc can blend into...

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Flap discs designed for right-angle air tools -

Flap discs designed for right-angle air tools

September 4, 2012

The BobCat™ abrasive flap disc from Weiler Corp. works with a right-angle air die grinder to deburr, grind, and blend. It is designed as an alternative to small-diameter coated blending discs for weld blending and finishing purposes. The 2- and 3-in. flap discs also are suitable for detail...

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Wall Colmonoy launches website

September 4, 2012

Wall Colmonoy, a materials engineering group of companies engaged in the manufacturing of surfacing and brazing products, castings, and engineered components, has launched a website at The new site highlights the company's capabilities and products across a global platform....

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Main Steel to establish new Chicago-area facility -

Main Steel to establish new Chicago-area facility

August 29, 2012

Main Steel, a Shale-Inland Company, has unveiled plans for a new flagship operation in the Chicago area. The 240,000-sq.-ft. facility in Elk Grove, Ill., will combine the company’s two Chicago operations in Bartlett and Wheeling, Ill., under one roof. The move is expected to be completed...

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DGI Supply to acquire Tool & Abrasive Supply

August 28, 2012

DGI Supply, a DoALL Company in Wheeling, Ill., has announced plans to acquire Tool & Abrasive Supply Inc., Los Angeles. The transaction is expected to close Oct. 1. Ken Saunders, current Tool & Abrasive president, will continue to manage the company after the acquisition. Tool &...

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SAF announces CEO succession plan

August 28, 2012

SAF (Southern Aluminum Finishing Co. Inc.), Atlanta, has announced that John McClatchey, Ph.D., will retire from the position of president Sept. 1. Having served as president since 1988, McClatchey plans to work as CFO for at least another two years and will continue to serve on the board of...

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Angle grinder/sander accepts 7-, 9-in. wheels -

Angle grinder/sander accepts 7-, 9-in. wheels

August 27, 2012

Chicago Pneumatic offers the new CP3850 series industrial angle grinder/sander. The 2.8-HP unit weighs less than 6 lbs. and accepts both 7- and 9-in. wheels. Features include a vibration-damping, multiposition side handle; autobalancer; double-action safety lever; and integrated silencer. The...

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Weld cleaning brushes designed to simplify mounting position changes -

Weld cleaning brushes designed to simplify mounting position changes

August 27, 2012

Weiler's DUALLY™ stringer-bead weld cleaning wheels feature a dual-hex nut to help simplify the process of switching mounting position. The company manufactures a variety of these brushes for use in demanding interpass weld cleaning applications. From root pass to cap pass, the brush...

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