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Osborn announces new branding for unified identity

April 26, 2012

Osborn, a Cleveland-based producer of surface treatment and finishing tools, has announced a new brand identity. The branding was developed to unify the company's multiple divisions and create a focused, strategic approach in the marketplace. The new brand identity encompasses the company's...

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Cotton buffing wheel produces high mirror finish on metals -

Cotton buffing wheel produces high mirror finish on metals

April 26, 2012

CS Unitec has introduced the CS 2410 cotton buffing wheel. Designed for use with polishing compounds, pastes, and rouges, the wheel produces a bright, high-mirror finish on stainless steel and other nonferrous metals. The wheel, made of cotton yarn, measures 3.5 in. dia. by 4 in. wide. It is...

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Shields protect belt sander, disc sander operators

April 25, 2012

Rockford Systems Inc. offers adjustable belt sander and disc sander shields for protecting operators. The shields place a barrier between the operator and flying debris generated at the point of operation. They fasten directly to the machine using 1- by 2-in. extruded aluminum with mounting...

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Finishing kits polish railings in three steps -

Finishing kits polish railings in three steps

April 24, 2012

Rex-Cut Abrasives offers two new stainless steel tube finishing kits to grain-in or polish railings from weld removal to the final finish in three steps. Both kits include a 4.5- by 0.875-in. fusion medium disc and a 4.5- by 0.875-in. unitized 25FN disc. The SS Tube Satin Finish Kit #749000,...

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Voortman open house scheduled for June

April 23, 2012

On June 28-29 Voortman will hold an open house at its Rijssen, Netherlands, plant to demonstrate its automated steel processing machines. During the Product Introduction Days 2012 event, company representatives will share in-depth information with customers, distributers, and industry publications...

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Bullard Abrasives acquires Marvel Abrasive Products

April 18, 2012

Lincoln, R.I.-based Bullard Abrasives, a manufacturer of branded and private label resin bonded cutting and grinding wheels since 1927, has announced the acquisition of Marvel Abrasives Products of Chicago. Orignially established in 1936 as Bates Abrasive Products, Marvel manufactures resin fiber...

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Abrasive flap discs conform to curved, irregular surfaces -

Abrasive flap discs conform to curved, irregular surfaces

April 17, 2012

Weiler's Big Cat™ abrasive flap discs are designed with large, thick flaps to conform to curved and irregular surfaces. According to the company, the high-density, Type 27 discs last 30 to 40 percent longer than standard flap discs. Typical applications include weld blending, grinding,...

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Weld cleaning brush designed to eliminate guard interference -

Weld cleaning brush designed to eliminate guard interference

April 17, 2012

The Weiler DUALLY™ weld cleaning brush features a dual-hex nut that eliminates interference issues that might otherwise force users to remove the guards from their angle grinders, resulting in a safety hazard. The patent-pending design features a nut with a hex on each side of the wheel...

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Gema joins Graco Corp.

April 5, 2012

Gema, an Indianapolis-based maker of powder coating equipment and systems, has begun operating as a new business unit of the Graco Corp., Minneapolis. Graco is a manufacturer of systems and equipment to move, measure, control, dispense, and spray fluid materials for industrial and commercial...

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CGW names western sales manager, director of welding distribution -

CGW names western sales manager, director of welding distribution

April 3, 2012

CGW-Camel Grinding Wheels, a supplier of grinding wheels in Niles, Ill., has appointed Daniel Grantham as western sales manager and director of welding distribution. In this position, he is responsible for maintaining relationships with national and regional distributors and supporting the...

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Deburring system accepts precision-ground parts from carriers

March 29, 2012

Abtex Corp. has expanded its Tri-Ten series of deburring systems to include a model designed for a customer to accept precision-ground parts, in carriers, directly from a grinding, lapping, or honing machine. As the magnetized belt grips the parts in the carrier, they are presented to the...

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Instant-brake grinders add to safety -

Instant-brake grinders add to safety

March 27, 2012

Metabo Corp. has introduced two new angle grinders designed to stop wheel rotation in 2 sec. or less when the deadman safety switch is released, reducing the likelihood of injuries. Suitable for heavy-duty grinding and cutting applications, both grinders feature a 12.2-amp motor and 1,400 W of...

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CGW introduces database-driven Web site

March 12, 2012

CGW-Camel Grinding Wheels, Niles, Ill., has launched a new Web site containing a database product engine for quick referencing of more than 4,000 of the company's abrasive products. The new Web site,, also contains product videos and photos, material safety data sheets,...

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Portable foundry wheels help reduce grind time -

Portable foundry wheels help reduce grind time

March 7, 2012

Saint-Gobain Abrasives has introduced Norton BlueFire™ portable zirconia aluminum foundry wheels for the metal fabricating industry. According to the manufacturer, the snagging cup wheels reduce grind time more than 40 percent and increase G-ratio by almost 130 percent compared to...

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Auto-darkening welding helmet can be used in weld, grind mode -

Auto-darkening welding helmet can be used in weld, grind mode

March 6, 2012

The new Tweco® WeldSkill® auto-darkening welding helmet from Thermadyne Industries Inc. features four sensors and can be used in both weld mode and grind mode. The 16-oz., solar-powered helmet has a 3.86- by 1.69-in. viewing area that darkens even for GTAW at 5 amps. The helmet darkens in 33...

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