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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Tubing system delivers abrasive finishing to small-diameter pipe interiors

March 10, 2016

Pferd Inc. has introduced Polistar-Tube, a multistage tubing system that allows Polistar flexible abrasive stars to reach bore and pipe interiors. To prevent corrosion on stainless steel pipes, the system is manufactured using stainless steel rivets. The abrasive stars are suitable for...

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Sherwin-Williams earns 2015 Affiliate New Product of the Year Award

March 9, 2016

Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings, Cleveland, has received the Steel Tank Institute (STI) 2015 Affiliate New Product of the Year Award for its EnviroLastic® polyaspartic coatings. The coatings are designed for high-throughput applications, durability, and easy of workability for...

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Brush-on blackeners offered for touchups, small-scale finishing

March 8, 2016

Birchwood® Technologies now offers three brush-on metal blackeners in quart-sized bottles. Presto Black® BST4 is suitable for application on most iron and steel components of any size in limited quantities. It imparts a durable black finish that can be sealed with a rust preventive for extra...

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PCI announces 2016 board of directors and executive officers

March 7, 2016

The Powder Coating Institute (PCI), a nonprofit technical and professional association providing information and education on powder coating technologies, Taylor Mill, Ky., has announced its board of directors and executive officers for 2016:President - John Sudges, Midwest Finishing SystemsVice...

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Diamond burnishing tools produce mirrorlike finish

March 7, 2016

Diamond burnishing tools by Elliott Tool Technology produce a mirrorlike surface finish on linear surfaces in a single pass. Available from Monaghan Tooling Group, the tooling can improve surface irregularities and tool marks, producing surface finishes of 4 to 8 Ra and eliminating secondary...

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Manual spray unit combines with application pump for powder savings

March 3, 2016

Gema has introduced the newest version of the OptiFlex®2 F Spray manual unit, designed for applications that require high film builds or precise, constant powder outputs when using long powder hoses. The unit features a single-chamber design based on the smart inline technology (SIT) concept....

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Greener metal pretreatment process saves manufacturer time, money

March 1, 2016 | By Kate Bachman

When Quality Industries' 20-year-old pretreatment and powder coat system reached the point t which repairing it was too costly, the manufacturer replaced it with new automated system that was less waste-producing and faster. Upgrading its finishing process is part of the La Vergne, Tenn.-based fabricator's strategy to become a world-class supplier.

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Powder Coating Summit issues call for papers

February 29, 2016

The PC (Powder Coating) Summit has issued a call for papers. The two-day technology event, to be held Oct. 4-5, 2016, in Columbus, Ohio, will include lab demos and lectures on powder coating innovations for engineers, technologists, scientists, and marketing and management professionals. The...

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Rotary drum coater designed for heavy, complex-geometry workpieces

February 29, 2016

Walther Trowal has introduced the R80 Rotamat for coating of mass-produced small parts. With a drum diameter of 31.5 in. and a usable volume of 13 gal., the machine can accommodate 110-lb. batches, making it suitable for coating metal parts with complex geometries or heavy weight. The machine...

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CCAI announces student membership category

February 26, 2016

The Chemical Coaters Association Intl. (CCAI) board of directors has approved the addition of a student membership category to help generate interest in the finishing industry among students. Full-time students who are 16 years or older are eligible for a full-benefit, nonvoting membership at...

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Surface finishing/abrasives app made for on-the-job use

February 25, 2016

Walter Surface Technologies has launched the new Walter Abrasives Selector app for iOS and Android smartphones. Available at www.walter.com/en_US/media-center/apps, the free app is designed to help metalworking professionals select abrasives and processes based on specific job parameters. The...

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Carbide burr offers high metal removal rates

February 18, 2016

The Cast Cut carbide burr from Pferd Inc. is designed for work on cast iron. It offers a high stock removal rate with a smooth milling action to reduce vibration and noise, the manufacturer states. The burr’s tooth geometry helps it achieve stock removal rates up to 100 percent higher than...

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Walter Surface Technologies releases abrasive selection app

February 9, 2016

Walter Surface Technologies, Windsor, Conn., has announced the launch of the new Walter Abrasives Selector app for all iOS® and Android® smartphones. It is designed to help metalworking professionals select abrasives for their specific applications. The user selects the operation (finishing,...

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CCAI national scholarship applications now being accepted

February 9, 2016

CCAI, Taylor Mill, Ky., has announced it is accepting applications for its 2016 Matt Heuertz Scholarship program. The goals of the program are to help fund education that could lead to a career in the finishing industry, stimulate interest in finishing, and to encourage finishing curriculum....

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Automated surface finishing machine handles complex-geometry components

February 9, 2016

Rosler Metal Finishing USA LLC has introduced the Surf Finisher, an automated surface finishing machine for deburring, surface grinding, smoothing, and polishing of delicate, high-value components with complex geometries. According to the company, the machine offers fully automatic dry or wet...

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