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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Abrasive disk kits offer grit size choices

September 13, 2005

Rex-Cut Products Inc. offers test kits that include eight cotton-fiber quick-change abrasive disks in coarse to fine grit sizes in a single holder for grinding, deburring, blending, and finishing most...

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Linetec selected as PPG Certified Applicator

September 13, 2005

Linetec, Wausau, Wis., has been accredited as a PPG Certified Applicator Program (PPG/CAP) member, which means the company has been approved to apply exterior PPG coatings such as Duranar® and...

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Quick-change disks grind, finish aluminum

July 12, 2005

Quick-change cotton fiber abrasive disks from Rex-Cut Products are designed to grind and finish aluminum without loading.Constructed with multiple layers of nonwoven cotton fiber impregnated with...

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Nonflammable solvent cleans, degreases

July 12, 2005

J. Walter Inc. offers PURE SHOT™, a nonflammable solvent cleaner and degreaser.The noncorrosive, nonconductive, chlorine-free solvent has no flash point, evaporates quickly, and leaves no...

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Catch it if you can

July 12, 2005

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For tube producers who need a colored coating with no volatile organic compounds, powder coatings have been the only choice until now. A new process provides this type of coating in a liquid form. The coating dries nearly instantly under ultraviolet light and performs well when subjected to a variety of tests.

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How one shop benefited from abrasive waterjet technology

July 12, 2005

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Triplex Systems found that using abrasive waterjet cutting technology combined with a hole-and-tab technique to fabricate its products helped eliminate machining operations and reduced costs.

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Flap brushes remove surface contaminants, oxidization

June 14, 2005

Even Cut Abrasive Co. offers flap brushes made from flexible, open-structured nylon web with embedded resin and aluminum oxide grain. The brushes are suitable for removing surface contaminants and...

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Cleaner removes difficult-to-emulsify oils, surface soils

June 14, 2005

Safe Scrub® OS split cleaner from Birchwood Casey is designed for removing difficult-to-emulsify oils and surface soils.The cleaner lifts oil from iron and steel parts and then floats the oil...

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Weiler Corp. acquires Conicity Technologies

June 14, 2005

Weiler Corp. has acquired Conicity Technologies LLC. Founded in 1999, Conicity developed the patented Engineered Micro-Geometry™ (EMG) technology for preparing cutting tool edges.Weiler Corp....

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International Paint opens Chicago distribution center

May 10, 2005

International Paint LLC, a division of Akzo Nobel, has opened a Chicago distribution center.Previously located in Louisville, Ky., the new, 10,000-sq.-ft. facility located at 931 N. DuPage Ave.,...

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Flap wheels designed for consistent cutting, finishing

April 12, 2005

Even Cut Abrasive Co. offers balanced flap wheels designed to produce consistent cuts and finishes.Radially mounted around a metal shank or hub, the wheels are suitable for contouring, blending,...

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North American Galvanizing & Coatings to purchase Gregory Galvanizing

April 12, 2005

North American Galvanizing & Coatings Inc. has reached a tentative agreement with Gregory Industries Inc. to purchase Gregory's hot-dip galvanizing assets located in Canton, Ohio.The acquisition...

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Tungsten grinder has built-in dust collector

March 8, 2005

Arc-Zone.com offers the hand-held Sharpie™.DXV vacuum tungsten grinder that includes a built-in dust collection system.The grinder has an adjustable grind angle/taper collet assembly.

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Pass-through blaster integrates with paint system monorail

December 7, 2004

Viking Blast and Wash Systems' MR 2412 pass-through airless blaster integrates with the paint system monorail for continuous blast and paint operations.The heavy-duty, hands-free system operates at...

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Prefinishing trends towards growth

October 12, 2004

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Since its introduction in the 1960s, coated coil has become the raw material of choice for some industries, and its demand has increased steadily, according to the National Coil Coating Association (NCCA). Coated steel and aluminum coil is being used predominantly in the building industry as...

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