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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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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Greener metal pretreatment process saves manufacturer time, money

March 1, 2016

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When Quality Industries' 20-year-old pretreatment and powder coat system reached the point t which repairing it was too costly, the manufacturer replaced it with new automated system that was less waste-producing and faster. Upgrading its finishing process is part of the La Vergne, Tenn.-based fabricator's strategy to become a world-class supplier.

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Powder Coating Summit issues call for papers

February 29, 2016

The PC (Powder Coating) Summit has issued a call for papers. The two-day technology event, to be held Oct. 4-5, 2016, in Columbus, Ohio, will include lab demos and lectures on powder coating innovations for engineers, technologists, scientists, and marketing and management professionals. The...

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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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CCAI announces student membership category

February 26, 2016

The Chemical Coaters Association Intl. (CCAI) board of directors has approved the addition of a student membership category to help generate interest in the finishing industry among students. Full-time students who are 16 years or older are eligible for a full-benefit, nonvoting membership at...

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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 www.walter.com/en_US/media-center/apps, 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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Walter Surface Technologies releases abrasive selection app

February 9, 2016

Walter Surface Technologies, Windsor, Conn., has announced the launch of the new Walter Abrasives Selector app for all iOS® and Android® smartphones. It is designed to help metalworking professionals select abrasives for their specific applications. The user selects the operation (finishing,...

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CCAI national scholarship applications now being accepted

February 9, 2016

CCAI, Taylor Mill, Ky., has announced it is accepting applications for its 2016 Matt Heuertz Scholarship program. The goals of the program are to help fund education that could lead to a career in the finishing industry, stimulate interest in finishing, and to encourage finishing curriculum....

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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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PPG earns 2015 John Deere Partner-level supplier status

January 27, 2016

Pittsburgh-based PPG has announced its industrial coatings business has earned recognition as a Partner-level supplier for 2015 in the John Deere Achieving Excellence program. This status is Deere & Co.’s highest supplier rating. The company supplies electrocoat, liquid and powder coatings,...

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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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