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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Flat-head angle grinders reach confined spaces - TheFabricator.com

Flat-head angle grinders reach confined spaces

November 12, 2013

Metabo Corp. has introduced a family of flat-head grinders. The low-profile design allows for access into confined spaces and narrow angles where standard grinders will not reach. Each grinder features a patented gear drive that allows for a very low-profile head design. With a clearance of...

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The basics of liquid and powder coatings - TheFabricator.com

The basics of liquid and powder coatings

November 5, 2013

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Metal fabricators know that once a metal product leaves its doors that it has lost its ability to guarantee delivery. The fab shop is at the mercy of its subcontractors. That scenario has more fabricators considering in-house finishing capabilities. This guide is designed to help that decision-making

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Table blaster redesigned with wraparound door - TheFabricator.com

Table blaster redesigned with wraparound door

October 29, 2013

Viking Blast & Wash Systems has released the redesigned 72T table blaster. It features a wraparound door for simplified access. The blaster eliminates the need for a lower screw auger, helping to reduce wear while improving efficiency, the company states. The air intake is more aggressive...

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Depressed-center wheels deliver improved grain microfracturing - TheFabricator.com

Depressed-center wheels deliver improved grain microfracturing

October 22, 2013

Norton Abrasives has introduced an upgrade of its Best-tier depressed-center wheels for right-angle grinding applications. Its NorZon® Plus wheels now use a proprietary blend of the company's patented, newest-generation SG ceramic alumina and Norton BlueFire™ zirconia alumina...

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Weiler launches new YouTube channel

October 16, 2013

Weiler Corp., Cresco, Pa., has launched its official YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/user/weilercorpvideos. The channel features new product videos showing the proper usage and typical applications of the company’s products. New content will be added regularly. Videos highlight such products...

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AkzoNobel Powder Coatings opens service center in Arizona

October 11, 2013

AkzoNobel Powder Coatings, with headquarters in Nashville, has announced the opening of its newest service center location in Tempe, Ariz. The distribution expansion will allow the company to market more than 300 Ready to Ship Generation III (RTS Gen III) INTERPON™ stock products throughout the...

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Nonwoven, quick-change discs perform rough grinding to mirror polishing - TheFabricator.com

Nonwoven, quick-change discs perform rough grinding to mirror polishing

October 9, 2013

Pferd has added surface-conditioning, finishing, unitized, and felt discs to its line of COMBICLICK® quick-change fiber discs. With the new additions, discs are available to handle rough grinding to mirror polishing. The discs are designed for use with standard 4-, 4.5-, 5-, and 7-in. angle...

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Corrosion protection paper includes moisture barrier - TheFabricator.com

Corrosion protection paper includes moisture barrier

October 9, 2013

Using patented, recyclable, and repulpable technology, Cortec® has produced VpCI®-144 multimetal moisture-barrier, corrosion-inhibiting paper. The paper is an environmentally safe alternative to polyethylene and wax papers, with water vapor barrier properties that are comparable to...

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A deburred edge that everyone accepts - TheFabricator.com

A deburred edge that everyone accepts

October 9, 2013

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Laitram Machinery, Harahan, La., has been battling inconsistent edge preparation for years. It was simply a case of having no universally accepted standard to model a quality edge and having mutiple individuals deburr edges as they saw fit. New part finishing equipment has changed all of that, however.

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B.L. Downey receives Level 5 approval from Caterpillar

October 7, 2013

B.L. Downey Co. LLC, Broadview, Ill., has achieved a Quality Level 5 out of 5 from Caterpillar Inc. (CAT). The company is the first in CAT’s supply chain to achieve a score of 5. B.L. Downey is a provider of e-coat, powder, and CARC coating, serving the automotive, agriculture, military,...

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Thin combination wheels perform multiple jobs - TheFabricator.com

Thin combination wheels perform multiple jobs

October 3, 2013

Flexovit has introduced Flex Fusion thin combination wheels. Developed for applications that typically would require multiple abrasive products, the wheels have a reinforcement configuration that allows the user to cut, deburr, notch, and lightly grind with one wheel. The wheels are available...

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Robotic surface preparation system blasts trays of components - TheFabricator.com

Robotic surface preparation system blasts trays of components

October 3, 2013

Guyson Corp. offers a robotic blast machine that repeats programmed surface preparation routines on individual components and processes a full tray of parts automatically without interruption. The model RB-600 uses a 6-axis FANUC LR Mate 200iC robot as a component manipulator. Mounted upside...

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MetoKote Corp. adds powder coating line

October 1, 2013

MetoKote Corp., a Lima, Ohio-based custom coating applicator, has announced the addition of a new powder coat system at its Peru, Ill., facility. The line is designed to provide additional product offerings to customers seeking both electrocoat and powder coat. Using a Nordson ColorMax®...

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Timesavers Inc. and 3M: Automated Grinding

Date: September 25, 2013

Sponsored by Timesavers Inc.

Length: 60:00

Timesavers and 3M partner together to present a webcast all about automated grinding that describes the advantages of different types of deburring machines. Different types of abrasives technologies in detail, including coated and non-woven abrasives are discussed.

Cleaner, degreaser cuts through grease, grime

September 18, 2013

Featuring a blend of biodegradable detergents, Mean Green® industrial-strength cleaner and degreaser from CR Brands Inc. cuts through grease and grime in maintenance, repair, and rebuild projects. According to the company, the product contains 30 percent more solvents and 20 percent more...

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