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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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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Pipe sander suitable for stainless pipe and tubing

July 24, 2007

The LRP 1503 VRA Boa pipe sander from CS Unitec Inc. is suitable for hand rails, pipe, and tubing manufactured from stainless steel and other ferrous and nonferrous metals.Also suitable for cleaning...

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Abrasive disk brushes leave tolerances unchanged

July 10, 2007

Osborn Intl. offers ATB Uni-Lok® disk brushes that selectively deburr radius corners and edges without changing dimensional tolerances. The brushes are designed for integration into automated...

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Industrial lubricant protects ferrous parts in indoor storage

July 10, 2007

ITW ROCOL® North America's Rustlick 631 is a thin-film, moisture-displacing, penetrating lubricant and rust preventive. Intended for long-term protection of ferrous parts with indoor storage,...

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Dry-disk finisher features dust-collection system

July 10, 2007

The Nova-Hutson DF-14 dry-disk finisher from Nova Finishing Systems Inc. has a closed-loop dust-collection system with cover lid and vacuum provisions for cleaner dry media operations and...

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AGA launches online life-cycle cost calculator

July 10, 2007

The American Galvanizers Association (AGA), Centennial, Colo., has introduced a Web-based software program that automatically calculates the life-cycle cost of many common coating systems in...

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Vulcanium staff completes CEF qualification

July 10, 2007

Every sales and engineering staff member of Vulcanium® Corp., Northbrook, Ill., has passed the Certified Electroplater-Finisher (CEF) exam.Salesman Sam Stella is a CEF 3. Salesmen Terry...

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Main Steel Polishing relocates Dallas facility

July 10, 2007

Main Steel Polishing Co. Inc., Tinton Falls, N.J., has announced the relocation of its Dallas plant to a newer, larger facility in Arlington, Tex.The 70,000-sq.-ft. building has three...

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Piston rods

Vertical integration broadens company's horizons

June 12, 2007

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Senior Editor Eric Lundin visited Industrial Hard Chrome, a chrome plater that provides chrome-plated components for hydraulically powered equipment such as graders and backhoes. He traces the company's development from a plater that provided its services to the paper and pulp industry four decades ago to a plater and OEM with its own product line today.

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