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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ESAB supplies machines to Gulf shipyards

February 13, 2007

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has announced that after nearly four years of technical discussions and meetings, Ingalls Shipyards in Mississippi, which was devastated by Hurricane Katrina, and...

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Wheelabrator hires territory account manager

February 13, 2007

Wheelabrator Plus, LaGrange, Ga., has announced that Tim McLaughlin has joined the company as territory account manager responsible for Ohio, Kentucky, and West Virginia.McLaughlin, who has more than...

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Mate Precision Tooling announces sales management promotions

February 13, 2007

Mate Precision Tooling, Anoka, Minn., has promoted Paul Sandberg to the position of vice president international sales. Sandberg assumed the position from Chet Ferger, who will continue on with the...

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Deburring machine works with large-diameter, short-length tubing

January 9, 2007

Kent Corp.'s Burrmaster model 10 automatically deburrs both ends of large-diameter, short-length tubing simultaneously.Capable of deburring tubing from 1.7 in. O.D. to 4.756 in. O.D., lengths from 2 ...

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6-in. angle grinder has electronic speed stabilization

January 4, 2007

Metabo Corp. offers the WE14-150 electronic 6-in. angle grinder/cutoff machine with Tacho-Constamatic (TC) speed stabilization. The grinder can work at nearly 100 percent of the no-load speed (9,000...

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Flexible deburring center introduced

January 4, 2007

Abtex Corp. has introduced a deburring system that uses the company's planetary deburring head. Named for its three 10-in. brushes per head, the Tri-Ten series can deburr both sides of a flat part in...

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AHT opens service center

December 12, 2006

AHT Corp., Waterloo, Iowa, plans to open another UltraGlow® service center in Cullman, Ala.According to the company, the Cullman facility will have a complete line of UltraGlow ion nitriding...

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3M to expand superabrasives manufacturing operation

November 27, 2006

St. Paul, Minn.-based 3M recently announced plans to expand manufacturing operations for its superabrasives business. Operations currently housed in a small facility in Whippany, New Jersey, will move...

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Steel wire brushes

5 tips for better finishing with steel brushes

November 7, 2006

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Steel wire brushes are essential finishing tools in most metal fabrication shops. Fabricators can take five actions to help improve the performance and life span of these brushes: use the highest safe speed, periodically reverse direction; know when to use crimped or knot wire brushes; keep stainless steel brushes clean; and purchase heat-treated, oil-tempered steel wire.

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Detergent/coating cleans, prepares metal for paint

November 7, 2006

Chemetall Oakite offers the Oakite® CrysCoat 2707 detergent that cleans, produces an iron phosphate coating on iron and steel, and prepares metal substrates for paint.The detergent is...

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Vulcanium appoints sales director

November 7, 2006

Vulcanium Corp., Northbrook, Ill., has named Rick Piacenza as director of sales. He is responsible for managing and targeting sales efforts for both anodizing and plating systems.Piacenza directs both...

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International Paint names engineering account executive

November 7, 2006

International Paint LLC, Houston, a division of Akzo Nobel, has hired Bob Bernard as engineering account executive for the high-value infrastructure markets in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, and...

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OEM Fabricators receives grant for expansion

November 7, 2006

OEM Fabricators Inc., Woodville, Wis., received a grant from Lt. Gov. Barbara Lawton to begin construction on a new facility in Neillsville, Wis.The 50,000-sq.-ft facility will be used to build large...

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Dry ice blast cleaning process safely removes grease, sludge, sealants, weld slag

October 10, 2006

Cold Jet offers a dry ice blasting system that the manufacturer says is an efficient and environmentally safe process for the removal of excessive grease, sludge, sealants, and weld slag from...

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Machine cleans odd-shaped workpieces

October 10, 2006

The Wheelabrator Smartline™ Y track spinner hanger machine cleans and prepares odd-shaped workpieces that do not fit in table- or tumble-blasting machines.The self-contained machine includes...

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