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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Spinner hanger suitable for cleaning various parts

May 8, 2007

The SmartLine™ Carousel Spinner Hanger blast cleaning system from Wheelabrator Group is suitable for cleaning and shot peening parts that cannot be cleaned in tumble-blast or barrel-blast...

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Abrasives line expanded

May 8, 2007

Norton Abrasives' bonded Gemini wheel line has expanded and now includes segments, cylindrical wheels, centerless wheels, and surface wheels. The products are suitable for small-to-medium-sized...

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Vulcanium adds to sales staff

May 8, 2007

Vulcanium Corp. has added Stella Reeves to its sales staff.Reeves has a background in chemical troubleshooting and electroplating and has worked for more than 20 years in laboratories and sales,...

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Wheelabrator adds sales account manager

May 8, 2007

Tim McLaughlin recently joined Wheelabrator Group as sales manager overseeing Ohio, Kentucky, and West Virginia.McLaughlin has 31 years of mechanical surface preparation experience, specifically with...

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Nonlocking paddle switch ginders

Grinding the way to safety

May 8, 2007

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More power in grinders gives rise to additional safety concerns. Having twice as much power in the same-size tool has especially increased the industry wide demand for nonlocking paddle switch grinders.

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Finishing stainless steel tube and pipe efficiently

May 8, 2007

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One big challenge in stainless steel tube finishing is the growing expectations about the surface finish. Tools and abrasives have improved to achieve better surface quality in less time. At the same time, fabricators require finishing methods that address health, safety, and environmental concerns.

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Pneumatic wheel allows concentrated grinding

April 10, 2007

Dynabrade Inc. has introduced an inflatable DynaWheel. When fitted with proper abrasive and run at optimum speed, the pneumatic wheel allows concentrated grinding for quicker material removal on...

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Solar Atmospheres adds vacuum furnace

April 10, 2007

Solar Atmospheres of Western Pennsylvania has added a third 24-ft. 75,000 lb. capacity furnace, which is being constructed onsite by Solar Manufacturing. The Hermitage, Pa., plant specializes in...

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Hans Weber names regional sales manager

April 10, 2007

Hans Weber Corp., Olathe, Kan., the North American sales and marketing subsidiary for Hans Weber Maschinenfabrik GmbH, Kronach, Germany, has appointed Brian Hilscher as regional sales manager.The...

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Wet deburring station reduces potential materials' flammability

March 13, 2007

Dynabrade Inc.'s wet deburring station is designed to help reduce potential flammability of materials when grinding.The unit offers a wet filtration system to capture potentially combustible filings...

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Tools create burr-free parts with punching machine

March 13, 2007

TRUMPF Inc. has introduced two new tools for producing sheet metal parts that come out of the punching machine burr-free. The new roller deburring tool and the deburring MultiTool eliminate the need...

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Electrex celebrates 50th anniversary

March 13, 2007

Electrex Company, Inc, Harrison Township, Mich., is celebrating its 50th Anniversary.Established in 1957 to provide electrical contracting, the company installed primary services and wired buildings,...

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Easing the grind of cost reduction

March 13, 2007

In early 2005 SPX CONTECH decided to evaluate the abrasive disks used in its 22 workcells for aluminum grinding in its Auburn, Ind., facility. By the end of the year the new disks had increased the number of parts processed and exhibited improved life per disk.

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Cut-off wheels available in new sizes

February 13, 2007

Norton Abrasives' NorZon® Plus RightCut™ wheels are now available in 4-1/2 in. through 6-in. diameters in Type 01 straight and Type 27 depressed center shapes for right-angle grinders.The...

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Finisher suitable for stainless steel, aluminum

February 13, 2007

CS Unitec's Industrial Sander/Polisher is suitable for cleaning welds on stainless steel, aluminum and other metals. With a 4-in.-wide face, it produces shadow-free surfaces, up to a #4 brush finish,...

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