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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Blast unit removes rust, scale from plate, structurals

May 9, 2006

Viking Blast & Wash Systems has released the RT 9616-SP plate and structural blasting unit. The machine removes rust and scale from exterior surfaces of plate up to 8 ft. wide and 3 in. high and...

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Balzers acquires Gold Star PVD coatings operation, opens Houston facility

May 9, 2006

Unaxis has announced that its coating services business unit, Balzers, has acquired the PVD coating operations of Gold Star Coatings, a subsidiary of the industrial tooling group Star Cutter...

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FKM moves North American headquarters

May 9, 2006

FKM-USA, the North American division of FKM-Walzentechnik, Duisburg, Germany, has relocated its North American headquarters to Frankfort, Ill.The new facility has 3,000 sq. ft. of office space and...

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Abtex updates product catalog

May 9, 2006

Abtex Corp., Victor, N.Y., has updated its fiber abrasive products catalog.The 24-page catalog includes new products and new specifications for existing products.Each product line in the new catalog...

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Weiler adds to staff, facility

May 9, 2006

Weiler Corp. has announced plans to expand its Cresco, Pa.-based facility. The building project encompasses a 25,000-sq.-ft. addition to it offices and a 16,000-sq.-ft. addition to its distribution...

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Parts washer has oscillating vertical spray column

April 11, 2006

Landa Cleaning Systems offers the Power Scan Wash (PSW) hot water parts washer with a vertical spray column that oscillates, increasing the cleaning action and wash-water dwell time.Parts are placed...

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Soak solution rust remover is water based

April 11, 2006

The Evapo-Rust™ water-based rust remover from Daubert Cromwell is a soak solution that helps eliminate flash rust in a minimum of 10 minutes and deep rust in hours.With a neutral pH, the fluid...

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Disbonder gel effective on hard-to-remove coatings

April 11, 2006

Interplus® 634 paint disbonder gel from International Paint LLC has low VOCs and is effective on hard-to-remove coatings such as polyurethanes, alkyds, acrylics, and waterborn coatings. It does...

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Wall Colmonoy names vice president

April 11, 2006

Wall Colmonoy Corp., Madison Heights, Mich., has elected John Sturch as vice president of the company's Aeronautical and Aerospace group.Sturch is responsible for business development and growth for...

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D.A. Stuart VP retires, replacement named

March 7, 2006

D.A. Stuart, Warrenville, Ill., has appointed Charlie Santangelo as vice president of operations effective in May. Santangelo replaces Gene Carline, who has announced his retirement.Santangelo joined...

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Desiccant dryer removes water, vapor, oil aerosols, dirt

March 7, 2006

Motor Guard Corp. has introduced the DD-1008 mini desiccant dryer.The dryer is a disposable, inline, point-of-use filter that features a color-change indicator when replacement is necessary.Attached...

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Metal surface finishing system introduced

March 7, 2006

J. Walter has introduced the QUICK-STEP™ metal surface finishing system.The system utilizes a hook-and-loop backing pad for attachment; 40-, 60-, 80-, or 120-grit segmented flap disks;...

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Vulcanium Corp. hires liaison

March 7, 2006

Vulcanium® Corp. has hired James Sovik to handle outside sales and design for both the anodizing and plating units. He serves as a liaison between the sales and engineering departments and...

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Anodizing aluminum

March 7, 2006

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Manufacturing deep-drawn aluminum containers requires various fabrication steps and provides many opportunities to pollute. Anomatic Corp. provides an overview of its fabricating and finishing steps and describes its efforts at environmentally responsible manufacturing.

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Team Metal Fabricators updates Web site

February 7, 2006

Team Metal Fabricators, Addison, Ill., has updated its Web site, www.teammetalfabricators.com, to promote its custom fabrication services.The site features the company's products and services,...

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