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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3 steps to optimize a finishing operation

November 30, 2015

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Metal fabricators are pressed for time, so many don’t dedicate the time to conduct a thorough analysis of something as trivial as abrasive disc usage. That’s a mistake, because a few simple steps can produce momentum that makes a more formal investigation into abrasive usage hard to ignore.

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Wagner Group acquires C.A. Technologies

November 27, 2015

Wagner Group, Elgin, Ill., has announced the acquisition of C.A. Technologies LLC, a manufacturer of spray guns, paint finishing equipment, precision atomizing nozzles, and aircaps based in Louisville, Colo. Wagner Group manufactures liquid coating, powder coating, and dispensing...

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United Generations acquires Pangborn Group

November 23, 2015

United Generations LLC, Waukegan, Ill., a privately held family holding company, has acquired the Pangborn Group, a designer, manufacturer, and supplier of surface preparation equipment and related aftermarket parts and services, from Atlas Holdings LLC. Based in Fairburn, Ga., Pangborn...

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TCI Powder Coatings names sales rep for Northeast

November 17, 2015

TCI Powder Coatings, a subsidiary of RPM Intl. Inc. based in Ellaville, Ga., has appointed Dave Brooks as sales representative for the northeastern U.S., comprising the New England states, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York. Brooks has more than 25 years of experience in business...

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IFS Coatings launches new website

November 16, 2015

Powder coating supplier IFS Coatings, Gainesville, Texas, has announced the launch of its revamped website at www.ifscoatings.com. The site has been designed with improved navigation and functionality, allowing customers to access detailed product information, check powder information and colors...

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Osborn names director of sales, distribution

November 12, 2015

Osborn, a supplier of industrial brushes, polishing compounds, and buffs in Richmond, Ind., has hired André Pelletier as director of sales for its distribution division. New to the brush industry, Pelletier has more than 25 years of experience working in sales, marketing, and customer service....

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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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Automated deburring: Safe and round

November 9, 2015

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JBT FoodTech’s Sandusky, Ohio, operation was struggling with its deburring activities. A production requirement, deburring was occupying skilled labor that was needed elsewhere in the facility. An automated deburring machine proved to be the answer for the company’s production dilemma.

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MetoKote announces administrative promotions

November 4, 2015

MetoKote Corp., Lima, Ohio, a provider of coating equipment, application, and related management and support services, has promoted Jon Barrett to global vice president and chief operating officer (COO) and John Shaffer to global vice president of sales. Barrett, who joined the company in 1983,...

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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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Wagner Systems announces management transition

November 2, 2015

Wagner Systems Inc., a provider of products for the application of powder and liquid coatings based in Germany with U.S. headquarters in Elgin, Ill., has hired Martin Rola as general manager. He succeeds Matthias Koehler, who will remain with the company until mid-2016 and then assume a new...

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Osborn hires territory sales manager

October 29, 2015

Richmond, Ind.-based Osborn, a supplier of industrial brushes, polishing compounds, and buffs, has hired Kevin Pearson as a territory sales manager for the Tennessee, Mississippi, and Alabama territories. Although he is new to the brush industry, Pearson has more than 20 years of sales...

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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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