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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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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Balzers enters research cooperation agreement

July 13, 2004

Balzers, a provider of PVD coatings, is inaugurating a research laboratory in Innsbruck, Austria, together with three Austria-based partners: Plansee AG, the Montan University Leoben, and the...

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Front-load parts washer accepts most automotive parts

May 4, 2004

Cuda Cleaning Systems offers a front-load, automatic parts washer large enough to accommodate engine blocks and other automotive components.The Cuda 2840 features a 40-in.-high wash cabinet and a...

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Disks, brushes clean, deburr without damaging underlying surface

April 27, 2004

The Scotch-Brite™ radial bristle disks and brushes from 3M are designed for industrial applications, such as cleaning metal before welding, removing discoloration and sealant, and deburring,...

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Grinding machine maintains punching machine tools

April 8, 2004

TRUMPF has introduced the quicksharp® ITM grinding machine to maintain punching machine tools. The machine features updated electronic controls, a touch-sensitive keyboard, and LCD. A signal lamp...

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Choosing the right coated abrasive for plate finishing applications

January 29, 2004

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Most plate fabricating companies need to select a coated abrasive to finish their parts. This selection process can be intimidating, as well as confusing, because so many types of coated abrasives are available.

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Blast Cleaning Equipment: What you need to know before buying

October 23, 2003

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If you are a fabricator of metal parts that need to be primed or painted, then you more than likely will have to prepare the part surface before finishing to produce the desired end result.

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Fabricating technology advancements drive new plate finishing trends

July 10, 2003

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The same industry forces of nature—globalization, economic conditions, quality demands, and safety and environmental regulations—that are pressuring metal fabricators to do more, better, and faster with less are blowing no less forcefully on finishing fabricators.

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Sanding Machine Finishes the Job

October 12, 2002

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AAMS needed a way to polish aluminum and stainless steel handrails in two separate construction projects. To get the job done, they turned to a dedicated tube and pipe sander, which allowed them to accomplish the necessary finish in half the time manual polishing would have taken.

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Wheel finishing machine

Reinventing the wheel - Chrome plater develops automated wheel polishing process

July 25, 2002

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Kuntz Electroplating, a Kitchener, Ontario-based independent OEM chrome-plating supplier of automotive wheels and bumpers, the management watched as hundreds of its workers manually polished its wheels. Because this made it difficult for the company to find, train, and retain the workers it needed, it decided to develop its own automated process for wheel finishing.

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Cleaning metal parts

May 30, 2002

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This article describes the characteristics of perchloroethylene and suitable applications.

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Structural Steel Painting

Taking the pain out of paint - Finishing—Part 2

April 15, 2002

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This article highlights two of the accepted industry specifications, which are provided by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) and the Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC). It covers many of the more salient topics, point by point, and explains them in detail.

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Taking the pain out of paint - Finishing—Part 1

March 14, 2002

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This article highlights two of the accepted industry specifications, which are provided by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) and the Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC). It covers many of the more salient topics, point by point, and explains them in detail.

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How one company organized its powder coating process

July 26, 2001

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Learn how Gauthier Industries, a stamper and powder coater, organized its powder coating operation into control points to help regulate quality and efficiency as parts move through the finishing process. Areas discussed include pretreatment, the paint booth, inspection, and tips for efficiency.

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The evolution of coatings with low levels of volatile organic compounds: Where the industry stands in its quest for zero VOC

May 30, 2001

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A lot of advancements have been made in liquid coatings over the past 30 years toward the ultimate goal of zero-volatile-organic-compound paints. Anyone having to meet environmental regulations could benefit from knowing what has been done and what is brewing in the industry.

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