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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Grinding wheels provide high free-cutting capability -

Grinding wheels provide high free-cutting capability

July 26, 2012

Saint-Gobain Abrasives has introduced Norton QUANTUM™ X creepfeed wheels. They incorporate a patented pore-induced construction; Norton Quantum ceramic abrasive; and a strong, patented bond. The wheels are suitable for low-, medium-, and high-force applications on heat-sensitive,...

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Aggressive grinding wheels maintain smooth feel -

Aggressive grinding wheels maintain smooth feel

July 24, 2012

Rex-Cut Abrasives offers the Sigma Green premium grinding wheels for aggressive grinding applications on stainless steel, mild steel, hard face, titanium, INCONEL® alloy, and aluminum. Available in 36, 46, and 60 grits in 4-, 4.5-, 5-, and 7-in.-dia. sizes with 36 grit 0.1875 in. thick and...

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Abrasive wheel delivers both cutting, grinding -

Abrasive wheel delivers both cutting, grinding

July 19, 2012

Metabo Corp. offers the Combinator combined cutting and grinding wheel. It eliminates the need to change abrasive wheels during cutting and grinding applications. The wheel is suitable for cutting, deburring, and light grinding. With three layers of fiberglass measuring 0.078 in. thick, it cuts...

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Slab milling machine introduces no heat, produces no residue -

Slab milling machine introduces no heat, produces no residue

July 18, 2012

MFL, Division Sawing and Milling Technology, offers a machine that uses milling rather than conventional machining techniques such as grinding or flame descaling to machine steel slabs. The condition of the slab remains 1-to-1 unchanged. The process introduces no heat into the slab and produces...

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Flap disc combines nonwoven, coated abrasives -

Flap disc combines nonwoven, coated abrasives

July 18, 2012

Klingspor's SMT850 Plus flap disc combines nonwoven and coated abrasives for fast stock removal with a high-quality surface finish. The 4.5-in. disc is available in three different finishing grades: coarse, medium, and very...

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Flap disc achieves ultracool grinding on stainless

July 17, 2012

Pferd Inc. has added the POLIFANĀ® Strong-Freeze to its SGP line of flap discs. Featuring an extended flap length design, the new disc also features a ceramic grit that helps maintain ultracool grinding with maximum stock removal on stainless steel and other materials with poor thermal properties....

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Plate beveler designed for edge beveling, finish chamfering -

Plate beveler designed for edge beveling, finish chamfering

July 11, 2012

Heck offers the new model 4000 Bevel-Mill plate beveler, designed for edge beveling in weld preparation and finish chamfering. The 22-lb. machine uses a 2.5-HP motor to bevel 6 to 8 FPM. Features include variable angle of 15 to 45 degrees, adjustable depth of cut, trigger operation, and...

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Lissmac purchases Steelmaster brand

July 10, 2012

Lissmac Corp., Waterford, N.Y., has purchased the Steelmaster brand from Butfering. Lissmac now is the owner, manufacturer, and distributor of Steelmaster wide-belt metal deburring and finishing machines and the point of contact for service- and parts-related issues for new and existing machines....

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Watry increases powder coating capacity

June 26, 2012

Watry Industries LLC, a permanent mold aluminum foundry in Sheboygan, Wis., has increased line capacity, allowing it to take on additional powder coating business. The company offers its powder coating capabilities on a contract basis to other foundries, metal stampers, and metal fabricators for...

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Ceramic abrasives cut hard-to-grind metals -

Ceramic abrasives cut hard-to-grind metals

June 19, 2012

A new brochure from Weiler Corp. highlights its SABER TOOTH™ line of ceramic abrasives. They provide cool, fast cutting action on aluminum, stainless steel, INCONEL® alloy, titanium, and other hard-to-grind metals. The abrasives have a self-sharpening ceramic grain; a grinding aid...

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Ron Vogt Sr. retires from Weiler Corp. after 44 years -

Ron Vogt Sr. retires from Weiler Corp. after 44 years

June 14, 2012

On June 1 Weiler Corp. honored Ron Vogt Sr. on his retirement from the company after 44 years of service. The celebration in Canadensis, Pa., included company executives, marketing and sales staff, co-workers, friends, and family members. Vogt started at Weiler in 1967 on the production floor,...

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Wall Colmonoy adds staff

June 14, 2012

Wall Colmonoy, Madison Heights, Mich., a global materials engineering group of companies engaged in the manufacturing of surfacing and brazing products, castings, and engineered components, has announced the hiring of Ed Kanters as CFO and Cindy Vario as corporate human resources manager. Kanters...

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Stripco to host open house

May 29, 2012

Red Bud Industries, Red Bud, Ill., and Stripco Inc. will hold an open house at Stripco's facility in Mishawaka, Ind., during the weeks of June 18 and June 25, 2012. The event will showcase Stripco's new 72-in. by 0.375-in. by 60,000-lb. coil-to-coil EPSĀ® line. The line uses water and tempered...

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AGA presents Excellence in Hot-Dip Galvanizing Awards

May 17, 2012

The American Galvanizers Association (AGA), Centennial, Colo., has announced the winners of the 2012 Excellence in Hot-Dip Galvanizing Awards (EA) competition. More than 120 applications presenting projects completed in 2011 were submitted to be judged independently online by a panel of architects...

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Tungsten grinder sealed for dust collection

May 15, 2012

Techsouth Inc. offers a bench-unit tungsten grinder with a built-in dust collection system. It points, cuts, and flattens tungsten for GTAW applications. Standard features include stainless steel collets for 0.0625-, 0.094-, 0.125-, and 0.156-in. tungsten; a 0.625-in. diamond wheel; a 120-V motor;...

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