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Deburring system designed for high-volume fineblanked parts

March 25, 2014

Abtex Corp. has built what it says is the largest Tri-Ten deburring system. Designed for deburring high-volume fineblanked parts, the system operates three shifts/day, seven days/week, with an annual throughput of more than 15 million parts. The machine can be bulk-fed by an operator or robot,...

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Advanced Technical Finishing receives Nadcap accreditation

March 20, 2014

Advanced Technical Finishing LLC, Huntsville, Ala., has announced that it has received Nadcap accreditation for MIL-A-8625 Anodic Coatings for Aluminum & Aluminum Alloys and MIL-DT-5541 Chemical Conversion Coatings on Aluminum and Aluminum Alloys. Its existing quality systems include AS9100 Rev. C...

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Menges Roller wins AIMCAL 2014 Technology of the Year Award

March 19, 2014

Menges Roller, a manufacturer of precision industrial rollers for the steel, plastics, and paper industries in Wauconda, Ill., has received the Association of International Metallizers, Coaters & Laminators (AIMCAL) Technology of the Year Award for using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) to design...

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Duralar Technologies establishes U.S. headquarters in Arizona

March 19, 2014

Duralar Technologies, a global nanotechnology company and developer of the Duralar™ family of ultra-hard coatings, has leased a 5,000-sq.-ft. building in the Tucson, Ariz., area to establish its U.S. headquarters. The company, based in Bedizzole, Italy, plans to invest $6 million in the...

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Grinding wheel designed for demanding jobs

March 17, 2014

Walter Surface Technologies has introduced the Xcavator grinding wheel for tough jobs in metal fabrication, steel mills, mining, oil and gas, and shipbuilding. The heavy-duty wheel delivers the highest removal rate in the company’s line of grinding wheels. The wheel, which features an...

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Better brushes, better technique, better cleaning

March 14, 2014

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Most fabricators don’t think much about deburring or finishing a metal surface, but they should considering how much time is spent on the activity. The first step is to understand how a wire brush actually cleans and deburrs.

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PPG recognized as John Deere Supplier of the Year

March 13, 2014

PPG Industries’ industrial coatings business has been named the Enterprise Indirect Material and Services (IM&S) Supplier of the Year in the John Deere Achieving Excellence Program. PPG also was awarded Partner-level status for 2013. The company, a supplier of electrocoat, liquid and powder...

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Finishing process protects oil and gas drilling components from corrosion

March 13, 2014

Birchwood Technologies offers the TRU TEMP® low-temp black oxide process as an in-house metal finishing process to provide corrosion protection, break-in lubricity, and galling resistance to oil and gas drilling components. The process, which operates at 200 degrees, forms a protective...

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RP Abrasives earns RoHS 2 certification for stainless steel passivation

March 6, 2014

RP Abrasives, a Rochester, N.H., metal finishing company specializing in passivation, has been found compliant with the European Union’s newly adopted Directive 2011/65/EC, also known as RoHS 2. The Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive requires that manufactured products sold to and...

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Heavy-duty brush removes slag from Sch. 100, Sch. 120 steel pipe

March 6, 2014

Osborn has introduced the new high-strength, aggressive-wire Tornado brush. Suitable for heavy-duty applications, the brush removes slag, silicates, and oxidation from Sch. 100 and Sch. 120 steel pipe. According to the company, the brush is the only 7-in., knot, stringer bead brush available....

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Synthetic rust preventive is biodegradable

March 4, 2014

Tower Oil & Technology Co. has developed a new rust preventive product, Rustbeat 66-SRP, using its Green Fluid Technology. The synthetic, biodegradable product contains 0.0 g/l of VOCs by ASTM E1868-10 test method. The rust preventive protects against rust in humid environments for extended...

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Surface finishing guide published

March 4, 2014

The National Association for Surface Finishing (NASF) has released Advanced Surface Technology, its finishing guide for the surface coatings industry. The two-volume hardcover set, available for a fee, serves as a practical guide for those in the coatings value chain, as well as a core text for...

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CS Unitec: Create a Mirror Finish on Stainless Steel and Other Metals

CS Unitec Inc.

Length: 1:56

You can easily create a mirror finish on stainless steel and other metals with the PTX Eco Smart surface finisher from CS Unitec. 

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Back stand grinder delivers fast metal removal

February 26, 2014

The Kalamazoo Industries model BG14 back stand grinder is designed for foundries that need to grind such products as gates and risers rapidly. The heavy-duty machine features a 14- by 3-in. contact wheel, a 3- by 132-in. belt with a speed of 6,300 SFPM, a 10-HP motor, back stand tracking, and a...

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CS Unitec: ROLEI BE5 Sheet Metal Deburring Machine

CS Unitec Inc.

Length: 1:23

Double-sided deburring of sheet metal up to 0.2" thick in a single pass. Two-speed operation for fine deburring and standard deburring.

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