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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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TCI Powder Coatings hires business development manager

May 24, 2016

Ellaville, Ga.-based TCI Powder Coatings, a subsidiary of RPM Intl. Inc., has named Rich Chappel as business development manager for the Southwest region (Texas, Louisiana, Colorado, New Mexico, and Oklahoma). He has more than 25 years of experience in powder coatings and the industrial market...

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Lissmac SBM-L G1S2 Deburring and Edge Rounding Machine

Lissmac SBM-L G1S2 Deburring and Edge Rounding Machine

May 23, 2016

By: LISSMAC Corporation

The SBM-L G1S2 is LISSMAC’s most popular machine for deburring and edge rounding. True to LISSMAC’s proven technology of processing both sides of metal plates in one single pass, the SBM-L grinds off laser burrs, cleans up spatter and spots, and produces uniformly smooth, rounded edges.

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Acme Mfg. Co. receives presidential E Star Award for continued export success

May 18, 2016

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker has presented Acme Mfg. Co., Auburn Hills, Mich., with the President’s E Star Award for exports. The award is the highest recognition any U.S. entity can receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports. In a...

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MetoKote receives Supplier Performance Award from Cardington Yutaka Technologies

May 6, 2016

MetoKote Corp.'s Lima, Ohio, facility has received the Supplier Performance Award from Cardington Yutaka Technologies Inc., Cardington, Ohio. MetoKote has been providing high-temperature liquid paint services to Cardington Yutaka Technologies for its exhaust components for more than 15 years....

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Carbide-roll burnishing tools produce mirror-like surface finish

May 6, 2016

Monaghan Tooling Group offers carbide-roll burnishing tools from Elliott Tool Technology that produce a mirror-like surface finish while eliminating secondary operations and machining setups. The rolls help improve surface irregularities and tool marks, producing surface finishes of 4 to 20...

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Innovance Inc. acquires Mass Finishing Inc.

May 5, 2016

Employee-owned Innovance Inc., a holding company for contract engineering and manufacturing firm Lou-Rich Inc. and finishing equipment manufacturer Almco, has acquired all assets of Mass Finishing Inc. Mass Finishing, a supplier of high-energy centrifugal barrel finishing machines, media,...

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Mini blackening system suitable for coating small quantities of metal parts

May 5, 2016

Birchwood Technologies offers the PRESTO BLACK® BK-1 mini room-temperature blackening system. It imparts corrosion and galling protection on small quantities of iron and steel parts. The 15-min. process produces a nearly nondimensional coating of less than 0.5 micron thickness. It is suitable...

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Applications: Deburring machinery improves quality, speed in flame-cut part production

April 28, 2016

Situation Eisen- und Stahlhandel Straub GmbH, a family-owned company based in Lichtenau, Germany, processes more than 4,000 tons of steel per month. The core business is cutting and bending concrete reinforcement steel and cutting, drilling, and sandblasting steel profiles. The company also...

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Winona Powder Coating adds fourth large-capacity production line

April 27, 2016

High-volume powder coater Winona Powder Coating LLC has announced plans to add a fourth large-capacity production line to its Etna Green, Ind., facility. The 167,000-sq.-ft. plant currently houses powder coating lines with five-stage washers, automatic and manual coating booths, and digitally...

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Ceramic oxide wheels designed for weld grinding, chamfering

April 25, 2016

Pferd Inc. has introduced CO 24 Q SG depressed-center grinding wheels featuring a ceramic oxide grain for working with steel and stainless steel. With a hardness grade Q, they can be used for weld grinding, chamfering, deburring, and surface grinding. Suitable for use on high-powered angle...

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Bench grinders made for heavy-duty use

April 20, 2016

Palmgren’s Powergrind™ XP bench grinders are designed for heavy-duty grinding, cleaning, deburring, chamfering, and sharpening jobs. According to the manufacturer, the grinders provide four to seven times longer duty cycles and eight times less speed degradation in comparison to other brands....

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Plater-fabricator partnership thrives on three key strategies

April 18, 2016 | By Eric Lundin

Establishing an effective plating process for demanding applications is one thing; running a successful plating business is something else altogether. The former requires technical know-how; the latter requires soft skills and business acumen. Gatto Industrial Platers has established itself as adept at both of these endeavors.

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Belt grinder can be positioned at any point from horizontal to vertical

April 14, 2016

The Kalamazoo Industries model BG448 is a 4- by 48-in. belt grinder that can be positioned at any point from vertical to horizontal. The 7,200-SFPM belt speed enables quick metal removal with minimal heat. The unit features a 4- by 10-in. workspace that allows full work movement from left to...

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Direct-drive belt grinder travels at 5,400 SFPM

April 14, 2016

The model BG260 belt grinder from Kalamazoo Industries is a heavy-duty, direct-drive unit with an 8- by 2-in. belt and an 8-in. contact wheel with a clear right side for inside corner shaping. The 5,400-SFPM belt speed delivers quick metal removal with minimal heat. The grinder features a 2- by...

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Valmont Coatings wins seven Excellence in Hot-Dip Galvanizing Awards

April 13, 2016

The Coatings Segment of Omaha, Neb.-based Valmont Industries Inc. has won seven Excellence in Hot-Dip Galvanizing Awards from the American Galvanizing Association. The firm won in seven categories with the following projects:Original Equipment Manufacturing – The SAFER barrier project,...

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