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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Sanding disc’s new grain blend increases material removal

July 15, 2016

Walter Surface Technologies has introduced the redesigned Topcut™ sanding disc, featuring a new formulation of blue zirconium grain blend to remove material 50 percent faster than the previous model. The new grain blend is designed for finishing applications on steel and stainless steel. The...

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Pneumatic tools reach difficult-to access spaces

June 30, 2016

Suhner Industrial Products LLC offers a new line of Suhner Abrasive Expert pneumatic tools with a compact design. They feature an exhaust air guide directed to the back, combined with a safety lever valve and silencer. The angle and straight grinders are designed for nearly vibration-free...

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Flap discs go from rough grinding to smooth finishing in one step

June 29, 2016

POLIFAN®-Curve flap discs from Pferd Inc. are designed for rough and finish grinding in fillet weld applications. The patented, proprietary design goes from rough grinding to smooth finishing in a single step. The tool removes weld seams and slag, leaving a finish smooth enough for...

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Catalog features industrial brushes, polishing compounds

June 28, 2016

Osborn has published a product catalog of its industrial brushes, polishing compounds, and buffs. It includes tips for selecting the right products, as well as application guides. The catalog includes instructions on how to find specific products by categories, which include type of brush, brush...

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Gema hires Heartland region territory manager

June 28, 2016

Gema USA Inc., Indianapolis, has hired Keith Hoffman as a territory manager for the Heartland region. He has more than 10 years of operational and managerial powder coating experience with a large manufacturing company. Gema, a Graco Inc. company, is a provider of manual to fully automated...

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Axalta Coating Systems to acquire Dura Coat Products

June 28, 2016

Philadelphia-based Axalta Coating Systems, a supplier of liquid and powder coatings, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Dura Coat Products, a manufacturer of coatings for metal coil and related markets based in Riverside, Calif. Axalta will initially purchase a majority stake in...

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Alpha Metal Finishing appoints office manager

June 27, 2016

Dexter, Mich.-based Alpha Metal Finishing Co. has named Jennifer Marks as office manager. She has served as the company’s quality inspector for the past eight months. The company provides custom aluminum finishing, including anodizing, hardcoat anodizing, and chemical film coatings....

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Sample parts blackening available for evaluation

June 27, 2016

Birchwood Technologies offers free sample finishing of iron, steel, and aluminum parts to demonstrate its finishing processes. Prospective customers can send in five to 10 unfinished parts with a sample request form for the company to process in its lab. The firm then provides process details and...

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Large, external-mix spray nozzles coat, cool, treat, and paint

June 23, 2016

Exair’s new 1/2 NPT large, external-mix spray nozzles atomize fluids up to 303 gal./hr. The nozzles are suitable for use with high volumes of liquid with viscosity up to 800 cP. The nozzles, available in a narrow-angle, flat-fan pattern, combine liquid and compressed air to create a coating...

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Engineered Finishing Systems names business development manager

June 21, 2016

Engineered Finishing Systems, Crystal Lake, Ill., a manufacturer of paint and porcelain enamel finishing systems, has hired Marty Powell as business development manager. He has almost 35 years of distribution and sales experience in chemical and powder, as well as expertise in spray guns,...

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Spray finishing training schedule announced

June 20, 2016

Finishing Brands: Binks, DeVilbiss, Ransburg, BGK and Owens Community College have teamed up to present two spray finishing technology workshops. These three-day intensive training programs are scheduled for Sept. 14-16 and Nov. 2-4, 2016, in Toledo, Ohio. Classes meet from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m....

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TCI Powder Coatings, BASF form strategic alliance

June 17, 2016

TCI Powder Coatings, Ellaville, Ga., a subsidiary of RPM Intl., and BASF have entered into an agreement that allows TCI to sell the BASF CathoGuard® electrocoat technology to specified TCI market segments. The electrocoat technology is suitable for use on parts that are difficult to paint...

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Centerless grinding wheels help improve stock removal

June 15, 2016

Saint-Gobain Abrasives has launched Norton Century45™ centerless grinding wheels, which feature a chemistry that helps improve grain retention, increasing porosity for a given hardness. This allows wheels to have a hard grade with the performance of a softer grade. The wheels are available...

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Drake Mfg. Services appoints TECNO.team as Europe sales/service rep

June 14, 2016

Drake Mfg. Services Co. LLC, Warren, Ohio, has established a sales agreement with TECNO.team GmbH. The Stuttgart, Germany-based company will provide sales, marketing, and service support for Drake grinding equipment in Austria, Belgium, Germany, Holland, Italy, Luxembourg, and Eastern...

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TCI Powder Coatings announces staff additions

June 2, 2016

TCI Powder Coatings, Ellaville, Ga., a subsidiary of RPM Intl., has announced the addition of two new staff members. Jim Alexander has been hired as senior field technical service representative for the Southwest region. He has 42 years of experience in the coating industry, spending the last 21...

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