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Angle grinders offered with stronger motors

March 31, 2016

Robert Bosch Tool Corp. has rolled out a lineup of small, corded and cordless angle grinders. New motors, extending from 10- and 13-amp models to 18 V, deliver more amperage than their predecessors. Longer multigrip paddle switches allow users to grip the grinders in almost any position along...

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Depressed-center grinding wheels introduced

March 30, 2016

Saint-Gobain Abrasives has introduced Norton QUANTUM3™ (NQ3) depressed-center grinding wheels. They feature a proprietary grain, as well as a bond system that combines fillers and bonding agents, to help increase metal removal and wheel life. According to the company, tests showed that the...

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Catalog highlights abrasives for welding, fabrication

March 23, 2016

Weiler Abrasives Group has released a 180-page catalog highlighting its abrasives, power brushes, and maintenance products for surface conditioning. The catalog is available in print and digital versions. It features a quick-reference product selection guide and both alphabetical and item-number...

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Industrial bench grinders offered

March 17, 2016

JPW Industries Inc.® offers a new line of JET® 8-, 10-, and 12-in. industrial bench grinders. The benchtop machines, available with 1-, 1.5-, and 2-HP heavy-duty capacitor motors, are anchored with cast-iron bases. The machines can be used to shape, sharpen, buff, polish, and clean metal...

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Tubing system delivers abrasive finishing to small-diameter pipe interiors

March 10, 2016

Pferd Inc. has introduced Polistar-Tube, a multistage tubing system that allows Polistar flexible abrasive stars to reach bore and pipe interiors. To prevent corrosion on stainless steel pipes, the system is manufactured using stainless steel rivets. The abrasive stars are suitable for...

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Brush-on blackeners offered for touchups, small-scale finishing

March 8, 2016

Birchwood® Technologies now offers three brush-on metal blackeners in quart-sized bottles. Presto Black® BST4 is suitable for application on most iron and steel components of any size in limited quantities. It imparts a durable black finish that can be sealed with a rust preventive for extra...

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Diamond burnishing tools produce mirrorlike finish

March 7, 2016

Diamond burnishing tools by Elliott Tool Technology produce a mirrorlike surface finish on linear surfaces in a single pass. Available from Monaghan Tooling Group, the tooling can improve surface irregularities and tool marks, producing surface finishes of 4 to 8 Ra and eliminating secondary...

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Manual spray unit combines with application pump for powder savings

March 3, 2016

Gema has introduced the newest version of the OptiFlex®2 F Spray manual unit, designed for applications that require high film builds or precise, constant powder outputs when using long powder hoses. The unit features a single-chamber design based on the smart inline technology (SIT) concept....

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Rotary drum coater designed for heavy, complex-geometry workpieces

February 29, 2016

Walther Trowal has introduced the R80 Rotamat for coating of mass-produced small parts. With a drum diameter of 31.5 in. and a usable volume of 13 gal., the machine can accommodate 110-lb. batches, making it suitable for coating metal parts with complex geometries or heavy weight. The machine...

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Surface finishing/abrasives app made for on-the-job use

February 25, 2016

Walter Surface Technologies has launched the new Walter Abrasives Selector app for iOS and Android smartphones. Available at, the free app is designed to help metalworking professionals select abrasives and processes based on specific job parameters. The...

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Carbide burr offers high metal removal rates

February 18, 2016

The Cast Cut carbide burr from Pferd Inc. is designed for work on cast iron. It offers a high stock removal rate with a smooth milling action to reduce vibration and noise, the manufacturer states. The burr’s tooth geometry helps it achieve stock removal rates up to 100 percent higher than...

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Automated surface finishing machine handles complex-geometry components

February 9, 2016

Rosler Metal Finishing USA LLC has introduced the Surf Finisher, an automated surface finishing machine for deburring, surface grinding, smoothing, and polishing of delicate, high-value components with complex geometries. According to the company, the machine offers fully automatic dry or wet...

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Bonded abrasives available in three tiered product lines

February 4, 2016

Weiler Corp. has announced the launch of its full line of Tiger® bonded abrasives. The line includes cutting, grinding, and combination wheels available in three performance tiers. The High Performance cutting and grinding wheels feature ceramic-infused zirconia alumina for applications in...

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Custom washing/deburring systems introduced

January 26, 2016

Sugino Corp. has introduced the Zippel brand of aqueous-based, custom-designed industrial part washing and deburring systems. Styles include chamber, inline, rotary transfer, robotic washing, immersion, and spray-immersion. Machines can be automated with robotics, conveyors, and pick-and-place...

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Flap disc offers one-step paint-to-prep finishing

January 21, 2016

Walter Surface Technologies has introduced Enduro-Flex 2-in-1 Turbo finishing flap discs. They incorporate proprietary Cyclone technology, which contains a blend of self-sharpening grains and cooling agents to provide ultrahigh removal and blending rates without causing surface discoloration,...

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