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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Unloaders made for parts finishing operations - TheFabricator.com

Unloaders made for parts finishing operations

September 17, 2013

Eriez® Finishing Mill Unloaders remove ferrous parts automatically from finishing mill media. Using a permanent magnet pickup, they can be wheeled into position beside the mill and lowered hydraulically into place. As parts near the surface of the media, they are pulled out by the magnetic...

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Finishing tool includes pipe polishing attachment - TheFabricator.com

Finishing tool includes pipe polishing attachment

September 13, 2013

Wendt USA has introduced the new FPM 230, a portable, electric finishing and polishing tool. The unit, which features a 900- to 2,500-RPM variable-speed control, can be configured as an orbital polisher or linear finishing tool for flat and irregular parts. With the addition of an optional belt...

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Wet blasting system uses eight blast guns - TheFabricator.com

Wet blasting system uses eight blast guns

September 12, 2013

Vapormatt has redesigned its Jaguar wet blasting system for edge preparation of cutting tools. The enclosed, automated process offers consistent cleaning action and fast processing, the company reports. Eight blast guns focus on the tools being processed, using varying angles to help ensure...

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Solvent cleaning system prepares parts for subsequent processes

September 11, 2013

Dürr Ecoclean offers the EcoCCore solvent cleaning system, designed for operations with nonhalogenated hydrocarbons, modified alcohols, and polar solvents. The VOC-compliant system is suitable for cleaning parts contaminated with oil or surfaces that must be greaseless for subsequent processes...

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Abrasive grinding wheels provide rapid stock removal - TheFabricator.com

Abrasive grinding wheels provide rapid stock removal

September 10, 2013

Rex-Cut Abrasives offers Sigma Green Premium grinding wheels, constructed to provide rapid stock removal and leave a 100-RA finish on 304 stainless steel. The wheels are available in 4-, 4.5-, 5-, and 7-in. sizes, with and without hubs, and with optional 5/8-11 throw-away adapters. The wheels,...

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Blast cleaning tube, pipe, assemblies to remove corrosion, surface contaminants - TheFabricator.com

Blast cleaning tube, pipe, assemblies to remove corrosion, surface contaminants

September 5, 2013

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Blasting cleaning can be done by either a rotating wheel or an air nozzle, with a variety of abrasive media depending on the surface finish needed. The machines come in five formats: skew roll, multibar, upblast, downblast, and airblast. Understanding the types of machine available and how they work is the first step in deciding which type is needed for your particular applications.

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Automatic blasting system hones, polishes cutting inserts - TheFabricator.com

Automatic blasting system hones, polishes cutting inserts

September 4, 2013

The Vapormatt Tiger+ automatic, inline wet blasting, cleaning, and drying system is designed for manufacturing of cutting inserts. It can achieve hones up to 100 microns within a ±10-µm tolerance. The system runs trays through a seven-stage process, beginning with automatic load,...

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Automatic sanding machine reaches 10,000 RPM - TheFabricator.com

Automatic sanding machine reaches 10,000 RPM

August 28, 2013

Systematic Automation Inc. has developed the Super Glide automatic sanding machine for consistent sanding or abrading on all types of flat materials. The user enters distance, steps, and speed on the touchscreen menu, and the servomotors do the work. The machine operates at 68 dB with a...

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Basket washer includes optional rinse, drying systems - TheFabricator.com

Basket washer includes optional rinse, drying systems

August 28, 2013

Viking Blast & Wash Systems has released the 7TW, the newest washer in its line of industrial tumble basket washers. The unit has a primary workbasket measuring 22 in. dia. and 33 in. long with 0.5-in.-thick end places. Options include rinse and drying...

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Deburring tools deburr up to 5,000 holes per grind - TheFabricator.com

Deburring tools deburr up to 5,000 holes per grind

August 15, 2013

Whitney Tool Co. offers Cogsdill Burr-Zit deburring tools. They can deburr both sides of a drilled, punched, or reamed hole in one operation, even when only one side is accessible. The clothespin-type deburring tools are constructed from a single piece of M-2 high-speed cutting steel. Users can...

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Black oxide finishing systems contain no EPA-regulated metals - TheFabricator.com

Black oxide finishing systems contain no EPA-regulated metals

August 15, 2013

Birchwood Technologies offers the BC40 and BC100 TRU TEMP™ black oxide processing lines. Both tank lines are available in either 40- or 100-gal. capacities. Satisfying Mil Spec DTL 13924D and AMS 2485, the process contains no EPA-regulated metals, so rinse waters generally can be sent to...

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Osborn expands California facility - TheFabricator.com

Osborn expands California facility

August 14, 2013

Osborn, a supplier of surface treatment systems and finishing tools, has expanded its facility in Santa Fe Springs, Calif., to include production and distribution of all of its buff, brush, and compound product lines. The center previously provided services only for the buff product line. The...

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Vapormatt updates website

August 14, 2013

Vapormatt, a wet blasting company in Taunton, Somerset, U.K., has revamped its website at www.vapormatt.com to simplify the specification and selection of surface processing systems for visitors. Processes such as searching the site for detailed information on a specific product or service,...

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Abtex Corp. adds design engineer

August 14, 2013

Brandon Boyd has joined Abtex Corp.'s systems group as a design engineer. In this position, he designs the company’s automated deburring systems. Boyd has a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from SUNY College, Alfred. Abtex Corp, Dresden, N.Y., manufactures application-specific...

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Flexible grinding wheel designed to remove mill scale - TheFabricator.com

Flexible grinding wheel designed to remove mill scale

August 13, 2013

Walter Surface Technologies has announced the introduction of the Flexcut Mill Scale grinding wheel. The flexible grinding wheel is formulated to prevent glazing, and it self-dresses to prevent clogging. The disc's wide surface contact area, blend of highly refined abrasives, and open diamond...

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