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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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Better brushes, better technique, better cleaning

March 14, 2014

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Most fabricators don’t think much about deburring or finishing a metal surface, but they should considering how much time is spent on the activity. The first step is to understand how a wire brush actually cleans and deburrs.

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PPG recognized as John Deere Supplier of the Year

March 13, 2014

PPG Industries’ industrial coatings business has been named the Enterprise Indirect Material and Services (IM&S) Supplier of the Year in the John Deere Achieving Excellence Program. PPG also was awarded Partner-level status for 2013. The company, a supplier of electrocoat, liquid and powder...

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Finishing process protects oil and gas drilling components from corrosion

March 13, 2014

Birchwood Technologies offers the TRU TEMP® low-temp black oxide process as an in-house metal finishing process to provide corrosion protection, break-in lubricity, and galling resistance to oil and gas drilling components. The process, which operates at 200 degrees, forms a protective...

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RP Abrasives earns RoHS 2 certification for stainless steel passivation

March 6, 2014

RP Abrasives, a Rochester, N.H., metal finishing company specializing in passivation, has been found compliant with the European Union’s newly adopted Directive 2011/65/EC, also known as RoHS 2. The Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive requires that manufactured products sold to and...

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Heavy-duty brush removes slag from Sch. 100, Sch. 120 steel pipe

March 6, 2014

Osborn has introduced the new high-strength, aggressive-wire Tornado brush. Suitable for heavy-duty applications, the brush removes slag, silicates, and oxidation from Sch. 100 and Sch. 120 steel pipe. According to the company, the brush is the only 7-in., knot, stringer bead brush available....

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Synthetic rust preventive is biodegradable

March 4, 2014

Tower Oil & Technology Co. has developed a new rust preventive product, Rustbeat 66-SRP, using its Green Fluid Technology. The synthetic, biodegradable product contains 0.0 g/l of VOCs by ASTM E1868-10 test method. The rust preventive protects against rust in humid environments for extended...

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Surface finishing guide published

March 4, 2014

The National Association for Surface Finishing (NASF) has released Advanced Surface Technology, its finishing guide for the surface coatings industry. The two-volume hardcover set, available for a fee, serves as a practical guide for those in the coatings value chain, as well as a core text for...

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CS Unitec: Create a Mirror Finish on Stainless Steel and Other Metals

CS Unitec Inc.

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You can easily create a mirror finish on stainless steel and other metals with the PTX Eco Smart surface finisher from CS Unitec. 

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Back stand grinder delivers fast metal removal

February 26, 2014

The Kalamazoo Industries model BG14 back stand grinder is designed for foundries that need to grind such products as gates and risers rapidly. The heavy-duty machine features a 14- by 3-in. contact wheel, a 3- by 132-in. belt with a speed of 6,300 SFPM, a 10-HP motor, back stand tracking, and a...

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CS Unitec: ROLEI BE5 Sheet Metal Deburring Machine

CS Unitec Inc.

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Double-sided deburring of sheet metal up to 0.2" thick in a single pass. Two-speed operation for fine deburring and standard deburring.

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Coating system protects metals from harsh climatic conditions

February 19, 2014

Centria offers the Versacor® Elite coating system for protecting metal from abrasion, moisture, and intense sunlight. It forms a 2-mil-thick barrier coat over a metal substrate, along with premium PVDF topcoats. The Elite PF includes an array of solid-color coatings, while the Elite MX...

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Autodeposition coating formulated for iron castings, ferrous metals

February 18, 2014

Henkel Corp. has introduced a new water-based, reactive autodeposition coating, Bonderite® M-PP 930C™, formulated to deliver a uniform, defect-free surface coating on raw cast components and ferrous metals. The epoxy-acrylic urethane coating coats the inside and outside of complex...

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St. Valentine’s Day, then and now

February 14, 2014

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February 14 is here again, and although the origin of St. Valentine’s Day is a little weird, it’s hard not to miss the staying power of this celebration. Originally a pagan fertility rite celebrated in ancient Rome, Lupercalia was later co-opted by the church as Christianity took hold, and...

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Video demonstrates graffiti-removal system for metal panels

February 11, 2014

PPG Industries’ industrial coatings business has produced a new video introducing DURANAR® GR (graffiti-resistant) and CORAFLON® GR factory-applied clear coats. When combined with the company’s DURAPREP® Prep 400 field-applied graffiti remover, the coatings create a...

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Water recycler reduces metal blackening process water consumption by 99 percent

February 11, 2014

Birchwood Technologies offers the Near-Zero™ water recycler for use with its TRU TEMP® black oxide system. The recycler reuses the rinse water in the process line, reducing typical water consumption by 99 percent, the company states. It can be installed on a new or existing black oxide...

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