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Respect for the finishing line

August 18, 2016 | By Dan Davis

Painting and powder coating come at the end of the line, but that doesn't mean it should be the last thing that fabricators think of if they are interested in running an efficient fabricating operation.

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Diamond and borazon grinding pins added to microfinishing tool line

August 17, 2016

Titan Tool Supply Inc. has introduced a line of microdiamond and borazon grinding pins for extremely small, precision ID grinding. The grinding pins, starting at a 0.016 in. dia., are on a carbide shank, which provides extra strength and precision. The working ends of the pins are coated with...

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Aluminum black oxide process produces uniform coating thickness of 1.5 micron

August 9, 2016

Birchwood Technologies’ Lumiclad® aluminum black oxide finishing process produces a uniform coating thickness of 1.5 micron that will not close down hole diameters or change critical part dimensions. The smooth black finish has a slightly porous crystal structure that absorbs an optional topcoat...

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Pferd appoints VP of sales

August 8, 2016

Milwaukee-based Pferd Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of abrasives, brushes, and power tools, has appointed Jon-Michael Raymond to the position of vice president, sales. Raymond previously served as manager of private brand and retail, U.S. and Canada, for Osborn Mfg. He also held several...

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Type 27 blending wheel finishes fillet welds

August 4, 2016

Rex-Cut’s Type 27 blending wheel, designed for controlled blending, helps fabricators blend fillet welds while keeping the integrity of the weld intact. The wheel is shaped into a curved edge, giving the user the ability to create a true radius shape every time, says the company. The disc is...

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Allied Machine acquires Allied Maxcut Eng.

July 29, 2016

Allied Machine & Eng. Corp., a manufacturer of holemaking and finishing tooling systems in Dover, Ohio, has completed the purchase of Allied Maxcut Eng. Co. Ltd. UK, which now operates as Allied Machine & Eng. (Europe). Allied Machine purchased half of Allied Maxcut more than 20 years ago to...

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6-in. belt sander available

July 27, 2016

The model S6MS 6-inch belt sander from Kalamazoo Industries features a 6- by 48-in. variable-position belt with direct-drive coupling, quick belt release, full safety guard, and a reversible platen tilt work table. The machine features a cast-iron frame, heavy-duty steel stand, manual switch,...

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Axalta Coating Systems receives Worthington Industries 2015 Certified Supplier Award

July 21, 2016

Axalta Coating Systems, a Houston-based supplier of liquid and powder coatings, has been recognized as a certified supplier for the eighth consecutive time by Worthington Industries. To become a Worthington Certified Supplier, Axalta was required to meet or exceed a number of product...

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Hetran acquired by Big B Mfg.

July 19, 2016

Orwigsburg, Pa.-based Hetran Inc., a supplier of precision machines for the cold finishing industry, has been acquired by Big B Mfg., Klingerstown, Pa. Now named Hetran-B, the firm will continue to supply the same product line, but under the leadership and service of Big B Mfg. Big B Mfg. is a...

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Osborn appoints product manager, abrasives

July 18, 2016

Richmond, Ind.-based Osborn, a supplier of industrial brushes, polishing compounds, and buffs, has appointed Ty Weber as product manager for its abrasives division. Weber has more than 12 years of industry experience. He previously worked as a territory sales manager for Osborn. Before joining...

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Sanding disc’s new grain blend increases material removal

July 15, 2016

Walter Surface Technologies has introduced the redesigned Topcut™ sanding disc, featuring a new formulation of blue zirconium grain blend to remove material 50 percent faster than the previous model. The new grain blend is designed for finishing applications on steel and stainless steel. The...

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Pneumatic tools reach difficult-to access spaces

June 30, 2016

Suhner Industrial Products LLC offers a new line of Suhner Abrasive Expert pneumatic tools with a compact design. They feature an exhaust air guide directed to the back, combined with a safety lever valve and silencer. The angle and straight grinders are designed for nearly vibration-free...

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Flap discs go from rough grinding to smooth finishing in one step

June 29, 2016

POLIFAN®-Curve flap discs from Pferd Inc. are designed for rough and finish grinding in fillet weld applications. The patented, proprietary design goes from rough grinding to smooth finishing in a single step. The tool removes weld seams and slag, leaving a finish smooth enough for...

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Catalog features industrial brushes, polishing compounds

June 28, 2016

Osborn has published a product catalog of its industrial brushes, polishing compounds, and buffs. It includes tips for selecting the right products, as well as application guides. The catalog includes instructions on how to find specific products by categories, which include type of brush, brush...

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Gema hires Heartland region territory manager

June 28, 2016

Gema USA Inc., Indianapolis, has hired Keith Hoffman as a territory manager for the Heartland region. He has more than 10 years of operational and managerial powder coating experience with a large manufacturing company. Gema, a Graco Inc. company, is a provider of manual to fully automated...

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