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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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Self-sharpening ceramics reach tight workspaces -

Self-sharpening ceramics reach tight workspaces

August 27, 2012

Siabite 2511 file belts from sia Abrasives Inc. USA contain self-sharpening ceramic grits for heavy-duty metal work. They use the same technology found in the company's existing siabite fiber discs but allow the user to concentrate the full sanding force into tighter workspaces, The ceramic...

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Vacuum heat-treating services include small, large parts -

Vacuum heat-treating services include small, large parts

August 23, 2012

Solar Atmospheres of California provides vacuum heat-treating, brazing, and carburizing services to more than 18 metalworking industries, including aerospace, medical, and power generation. Small or large parts are processed in vacuum furnaces from lab furnace size to 24 ft. long. The company...

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Abrasive wheels remove braze to leave paintable finish -

Abrasive wheels remove braze to leave paintable finish

August 21, 2012

Rex-Cut® offers Type 1 abrasive wheels for mechanically removing braze, flux, and residual oxides from large assemblies while leaving a paintable finish. They feature multiple layers of nonwoven cotton fiber with aluminum oxide or silicon carbide abrasives that are laminated, pressed, and...

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