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Nylon abrasive brushes provide uniform finishing

January 19, 2016

Norton | Saint-Gobain has introduced Blaze nylon abrasive brushes, engineered with ceramic grains for integration into automated machinery, CNC machining centers, transfer lines, robotic cells, and portable power hand tools. The brushes are suitable for internal and external part finishing for...

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Polyester polyurethane enamel delivers corrosion resistance over primers, metals

January 5, 2016

PPG Industries’ industrial coatings business has introduced SPECTRACRON® 380 POLY-IOTHANE® HS (high-solids) series coatings. The two-component polyester polyurethane enamel coatings provide corrosion resistance when applied directly to metal or over primer-coated metal surfaces. The...

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Surface-conditioning discs handle aluminum, soft metal surfaces

January 4, 2016

Combining blending and finishing capabilities, Scotch-Brite™ nonwoven surface-conditioning discs from 3M feature an open-web construction that resists loading. They are suitable for blending on aluminum, oily carbon, and other soft metal surfaces. According to the manufacturer, the discs blend...

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Spray nozzle coats, cools, treats, and paints in tight spaces

December 23, 2015

Exair’s 1/4 NPT internal mix deflected flat fan atomizing spray nozzle atomizes fluid and sprays at a right angle to the nozzle orientation. This allows spray to be placed precisely where it is needed when the mounting and work areas are limited. The nozzles are suitable for coating the...

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Belt grinder works on variety of material shapes

December 23, 2015

The Kalamazoo Industries model S272 belt grinder is a multipurpose machine that features 3- and 1-1/2-in. quick-change contact wheels, as well as a platen that rotates 360 degrees. It offers grinding, shaping, contouring, snagging, and roughing of a variety of material shapes. The belt grinder...

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Pneumatic finishing tools designed for automotive industry

December 22, 2015

Dynabrade Inc. has introduced the restoration of the National Detroit Legacy series of air tools. Dating back to 1939, the National Detroit line of U.S.-made pneumatic tools is designed for the automotive industry. The line includes 5- and 6-in.-dia. DAQ dual-action sanders for sanding filler...

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Flexible composite diamond finishing files fit in hard-to-reach areas

December 7, 2015

Titan Tool Supply Inc. has announced the introduction of a new line of flexible diamond finishing files for the removal of material in the maintenance of extrusion dies, aircraft components, and other difficult-to-reach areas. They are designed for working with materials such as tungsten carbide,...

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Flat-head angle grinders available with safety brake

December 2, 2015

Metabo USA has introduced a new series of 6-in. low-profile, flat-head angle grinders. They feature a patented gear drive that allows for an extremely low-profile head, enabling the grinders to fit into angles as low as 39 degrees and into spaces as narrow as 2-5/8 in. Three versions are...

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Electrochemical system cleans impurities from GMAW, GTAW welds

December 1, 2015

Walter Surface Technologies has released the SURFOX 304 electrochemical GMAW and GTAW cleaning system. It cleans without the use of hazardous materials and without altering the parent material’s surface. A patent-pending quick-change system allows users to switch from one brush to another...

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Edge-rounding line prevents corrosion, eliminates grinding

November 12, 2015

HGG Profiling Equipment has introduced an edge-rounding line, which imparts a smooth, rounded surface edge on I/H-beams, T’s, and flat bars to prevent corrosion and eliminate the need for grinding. The line is available as a stand-alone machine, or it can be integrated with the company’s...

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Degreaser cleans in hot parts washers at lower temps

November 4, 2015

Bio-Circle, a division of Walter Surface Technologies, has introduced Alustar 100 for cleaning and degreasing aluminum and nonferrous alloys in automated and ultrasonic parts washers. The mild alkaline cleaner contains built-in foam- and corrosion-inhibitor packages. It is formulated with...

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Weld shaver removes weld beads flush to workpiece

November 2, 2015

Heck Industries has added a new hand-held weld shaver to its line of fabricating equipment. The weld shaver uses standard carbide inserts in a milling cutter to shave weld beads flush to a workpiece. Used for cleaning butt welds and corner welds, the unit removes only the weld without damaging...

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Rust remover adds corrosion protection

October 28, 2015

Cortec Corp.’s VpCI®-426 is a water-based, heavy-duty descaler/rust remover enhanced with Nano-VpCI®. Available in liquid, powder, and gel form, the rust remover is designed to remove corrosion, scale, and naturally occurring oxides from iron, carbon and stainless steel, copper, aluminum,...

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Black oxide provides blackened parts break-in lubricity for gear applications

October 27, 2015

Birchwood Technologies has developed the TRU TEMP® low-temperature black oxide process as an in-house metal finishing process for gear component manufacturers desiring break-in lubricity, corrosion protection, and galling resistance on critical components. The process creates a nondimensional...

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Cordless 6-in. safety brake angle grinder powered by new 18-V battery platform

October 20, 2015

Metabo USA has announced the launch of the WPB18 LTX BL 150 Quick, which the company says is the world’s first 6-in. cordless safety brake angle grinder. The unit can produce nearly 1,000 W of power. Driven by the manufacturer’s second-generation brushless motor, it features an electronic...

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