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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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Precision Coating acquires Boyd Coatings Research

January 7, 2016

Boston-based Precision Coating Co. Inc. has acquired Boyd Coatings Research Co. Inc., a provider of coating application services based in Hudson, Mass. Together they will provide extensive and complementary fluoropolymer (Teflon®/PTFE) application services to the medical device and highly...

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Polyester polyurethane enamel delivers corrosion resistance over primers, metals

January 5, 2016

PPG Industries’ industrial coatings business has introduced SPECTRACRON® 380 POLY-IOTHANE® HS (high-solids) series coatings. The two-component polyester polyurethane enamel coatings provide corrosion resistance when applied directly to metal or over primer-coated metal surfaces. The...

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Weiler acquires SWATYCOMET

January 4, 2016

Weiler Corp., Cresco, Pa., a provider of power brushes, abrasives, and maintenance products for surface conditioning, has acquired bonded abrasive manufacturer SWATYCOMET d.o.o., Maribor, Slovenia. Through the transaction, Weiler adds a broad range of cutoff and grinding wheels and technical...

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How to boost first-pass transfer efficiency in powder coating

January 4, 2016

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Boosting first-pass transfer efficiency should be the goal of any fabricating shop that runs a powder coating line. It prevents material waste and improves final coating quality. The fabricator just needs to stay on top of a few key variables in the powder coating operation to achieve better coating application.

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Birchwood Technologies launches expanded website

January 4, 2016

Birchwood Technologies, Eden Prairie, Minn., has announced the launch of its newly redesigned and expanded website at www.birchwoodtechnologies.com showcasing the company’s line of black oxide and metal finishing options for iron, steel, and aluminum. A new quick-compare tool allows visitors...

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Surface-conditioning discs handle aluminum, soft metal surfaces

January 4, 2016

Combining blending and finishing capabilities, Scotch-Brite™ nonwoven surface-conditioning discs from 3M feature an open-web construction that resists loading. They are suitable for blending on aluminum, oily carbon, and other soft metal surfaces. According to the manufacturer, the discs blend...

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Spray nozzle coats, cools, treats, and paints in tight spaces

December 23, 2015

Exair’s 1/4 NPT internal mix deflected flat fan atomizing spray nozzle atomizes fluid and sprays at a right angle to the nozzle orientation. This allows spray to be placed precisely where it is needed when the mounting and work areas are limited. The nozzles are suitable for coating the...

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Belt grinder works on variety of material shapes

December 23, 2015

The Kalamazoo Industries model S272 belt grinder is a multipurpose machine that features 3- and 1-1/2-in. quick-change contact wheels, as well as a platen that rotates 360 degrees. It offers grinding, shaping, contouring, snagging, and roughing of a variety of material shapes. The belt grinder...

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Pneumatic finishing tools designed for automotive industry

December 22, 2015

Dynabrade Inc. has introduced the restoration of the National Detroit Legacy series of air tools. Dating back to 1939, the National Detroit line of U.S.-made pneumatic tools is designed for the automotive industry. The line includes 5- and 6-in.-dia. DAQ dual-action sanders for sanding filler...

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Hardide Coatings technology approved by Airbus

December 17, 2015

Hardide Coatings, a provider of advanced surface coating technology based in Oxfordshire, U.K., has announced that its Hardide-A tungsten carbide coating has met the technical performance requirements as a potential alternative to hard chrome plating on some specific Airbus aircraft components,...

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CCAI’s Finishing Pavilion and Conference at FABTECH 2015 breaks records again

December 11, 2015

Chemical Coaters Association Intl.’s (CCAI’s) Finishing Pavilion and Conference at FABTECH® 2015 broke records set the previous year. Filling more than 48,000 net sq. ft. of space, the pavilion included hundreds of finishing products and services. The association’s technical sessions also...

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Osborn appoints western territory sales manager

December 9, 2015

Richmond, Ind.-based Osborn, a supplier of industrial brushes, polishing compounds, and buffs, has hired Steve Economos as its western territory sales manager for its Load Runners® division of idler rollers, cam followers, and rail systems. In this role, he is responsible for managing the...

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Dynabrade acquires National Detroit

December 9, 2015

Dynabrade Inc., an industrial abrasive power tool manufacturer based in Clarence, N.Y., has acquired the assets of National Detroit Inc., Rockford, Ill., a manufacturer of pneumatic abrasive power tools. Production operations will be relocated to Dynabrade’s Clarence, N.Y., headquarters....

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Duval Precision Grinding hires production manager

December 8, 2015

Duval Precision Grinding, Chicopee, Mass., a provider of precision grinding services, has hired Jeff Hockenberry as production manager. He is responsible for scheduling jobs, providing technical support on the machine floor, production control, expedition of lead times, and coordination of outside...

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Norton Vortex Rapid Prep Belts

Presented by Norton | Saint-Gobain

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Norton Vortex® Rapid Prep Belts that are ideal for Aerospace, Metal and Stainless Fabrication, and Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) applications. The proprietary agglomerate grain of Vortex Rapid Prep increases belt life up to three times that of Aluminum Oxide grain and reduces two to five grit sequences in blending operations, substantially reducing labor and material costs.