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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Paul H. Gesswein & Co. names VP

January 30, 2014

Paul H. Gesswein & Co. Inc., a manufacturer of finishing abrasives in Bridgeport, Conn., has promoted Greg Gesswein to the position of vice president, marking the beginning of the company’s 100th anniversary. Gesswein first began working in the firm’s packaging department at age 12. After...

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Powder Coating Institute issues call for papers

January 29, 2014

The Powder Coating Institute, Montgomery, Texas, has issued a call for papers for its 2014 Powder Coating Show, scheduled for Sept. 16-18 in Indianapolis. The event attracts more than 1,200 attendees and provides more than 40 hours of presentations, with more than 100 exhibitors. The Institute...

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Parts washing

Parts washing system designed for use with biodegradable solvent

January 21, 2014

Walter Surface Technologies has added the CleanBox Flow to the BIO-CIRCLE® line of manual industrial parts washing systems. Suitable for the bulk cleaning of small to medium-sized parts, the compact unit is designed for use with Bio-Circle CB 100, a natural, water-based solvent that is...

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Deburring

Deburring products designed for in-machine use

January 21, 2014

Abtex Corp. produces a line of abrasive-filament deburring brushes and accessories for in-machine deburring. Grit-impregnated nylon-filament disc brushes, combined with the company's quick-change arbors, let users replace brushes rapidly in the machine. Standard drive arbors are designed...

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Manual powder gun

Manual powder gun allows quick changeovers

January 14, 2014

The new PEM-X1 manual powder gun from Wagner Industrial solutions features a lightweight design and fingertip controls. Users can switch spray recipes with a trigger double-click and change powder amount with an on-the-gun remote control. Quick-release couplings, nozzles, and other...

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Parts washer

Parts washer takes up little shop floor space

January 14, 2014

MecWash Systems has introduced the AVD 300 aqueous parts washer for complex and intricate machined or stamped parts that require very high standards of cleanliness, surface finish, and drying, including defense, aerospace, and medical components. The compact, fully automatic,...

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Spray Finishing Technology Workshop scheduled for May in Ohio

January 14, 2014

Finishing Brands Holdings Inc., manufacturer and parent company of DeVilbiss®, Ransburg®, BGK®, and Binks®, has teamed up with Owens Community College to present a Spray Finishing Technology Workshop. The three-day training program, scheduled for May 14-16, 2014, in Toledo, Ohio, will...

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Inorganic, zinc-rich coating dries quickly

January 14, 2014

Sherwin-Williams has introduced Zinc Clad II Plus FG, a field-grade, inorganic, zinc-rich coating for steel fabrication shops. Featuring a VOC level of less than 340 g/L, the coating meets a Class B slip rating. The coating is fast-drying, with 76 percent of zinc dust in the dry film. It...

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FABTECH 2014

November 11-13, 2014
  • Georgia World Congress Center
  • Atlanta, GA
  • FABTECH heads to Atlanta, GA November 11-13, 2014 bringing together an anticipated 27,000 attendees and 1,400 exhibiting companies all under one roof. The show provides a backdrop for visitors to experience live equipment demonstration, find cost savings solutions, and network with industry peers throughout the 500,000+ square feet of show floor throughout the B and C buildings at the George World Congress Center. The event also provides learning opportunities beyond the exhibits with over 100 educational sessions and expert-led presentations on the latest industry trends and technology in the metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing industries.

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    Paulo Products names quality assurance manager

    January 9, 2014

    Paulo Products Co. has promoted Tim Mohr to quality assurance manager for its St. Louis facility. Mohr has served as corporate quality manager for the past two years, providing quality management system and audit support to the five Paulo plants. He also has worked as project engineer, designing...

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    Multipurpose belt grinder made for small or short-run die casting facilities

    January 8, 2014

    The Kalamazoo Industries model S272V multipurpose belt grinder is designed for grinding, shaping, contouring, flat work, angles, snagging, and roughing in small or short-run die casting facilities. This makes it suitable for small, intricate parts. The grinder features a 2- by 72-in. belt, 1.5-...

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    Airless shot blaster features 600-lb. capacity

    January 8, 2014

    Peterson Wash and Blast Systems has released the newest version of the model AB2876 airless shot blaster. The redesigned unit cleans parts up to 76 in. long, 28 in. tall, and 600 lbs. It is equipped with four 5-HP blast wheels, 18 spring-loaded rods, and a clamshell-style door. The cabinet is...

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    Birchwood Technologies launches redesigned website

    January 7, 2014

    Birchwood Technologies, a manufacturer of metal finishing systems and processes in Eden Prairie, Minn., has announced the launch of its newly redesigned and expanded website at www.birchwoodtechnologies.com. The new website automatically scrolls through the company's seven major product lines,...

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    3 short stories about deburring - TheFabricator.com

    3 short stories about deburring

    January 2, 2014

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    Deburring is a time-consuming but necessary fabricating operation. Metal fabricators that can minimize the time spent on finishing have a competitive advantage because they are getting parts out quicker to customers.

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    Cold metal blackening offers corrosion resistance without high-temperature hazards - TheFabricator.com

    Cold metal blackening offers corrosion resistance without high-temperature hazards

    December 11, 2013

    Presto Black® cold blackening from Birchwood Technologies produces a uniform depth of blackness and corrosion resistance that is a suitable finish for oil and gas drilling components. The room-temperature process provides high corrosion resistance tested for up to 1,200 hrs. of humidity...

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