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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Two PPG Industries coatings named best of 2014 by Architectural Record

February 9, 2015

PPG Industries, Pittsburgh, has announced that its DURANAR® GR (graffiti-resistant) and CORAFLON® GR coatings for architectural metal have been selected as best new products of the year in the Finishes and Surfacing category in Architectural Record magazine’s annual competition. Both...

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High-solids coating can eliminate need for baking, force-drying of metal parts

February 5, 2015

PPG Industries’ industrial coatings business has introduced PERFORMALOC™ advanced productivity coatings, a new category of cross-linked coatings featuring a proprietary combination of low-VOC resins that cure fast and hard, thus eliminating the need for baking or force-drying of metal parts....

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AkzoNobel powder coating in use at JCB

February 4, 2015

Amsterdam-based AkzoNobel has announced that its Interpon Align powder coating has been selected by construction and agricultural equipment-maker JCB, Staffordshire, U.K., for its latest-generation Fastrac 4000 series of tractors. The coating is used on the tractor’s engine cover. In the...

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Walter Surface Technologies names general manager for Walter Mexico

January 28, 2015

Walter Surface Technologies, a provider of abrasives, power tools, tooling, industrial parts washing systems, cleaners, degreasers, and lubricants, has appointed Pablo Rivero Torres as general manager for Walter Mexico, Monterrey, N.L., Mexico. Torres has worked for more than 14 years in...

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Metalast Surface Technology announces registration as woman-owned small business

January 28, 2015

Metalast Surface Technology, a provider of chemistry, training, and services to government and military entities, has announced its registration with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) as a woman-owned small business (WOSB). The company is licensed by the U.S. Navy to manufacture and...

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Hands-on powder coating workshop scheduled for Feb. 24-25

January 28, 2015

The Powder Coating Institute, Montgomery, Texas, will present the Powder Coating 202 - Optimizing Your Powder Operation with Lab workshop on Feb. 24-25, 2015, in Elgin, Ill. The hands-on workshop, held at Wagner Systems, will cover materials, surface preparation, powder application, quality...

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Fillet weld grinding flap discs offered in 6, 7 in. dia.

January 26, 2015

Pferd now offers POLIFAN® Curve flap discs in 6 and 7 in. dia. The flaps wrap from the bottom to the top of the disc, making them suitable for grinding and finishing fillet welds. The discs leave a smooth finish for simplified visual inspection of porosity and other defects. Defective welds can be...

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Using continuous plasma for cleaning, surface activation of tube, pipe

January 21, 2015

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When fabricators need to remove lubricants or corrosion inhibitors from tube or pipe, they have no shortage of choices, both mechanical and chemical. However, they have a third option: Thermal. The intense heat developed in a plasma cleaning processes makes greases, oils, and contaminants inert.

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Finishing processes protect oilfield components

January 16, 2015

PRESTO BLACK® room-temperature black oxide and MICROLOK MZN® zinc phosphate processes from Birchwood Technologies are designed for use on oilfield equipment requiring corrosion resistance and galling protection on critical surfaces. Applied at safe temperatures, both finishes coat iron and steel...

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Ionbond demonstration center installs Vapormatt wet blasting machine

January 15, 2015

Ionbond, a provider of hard, wear-resistant, and low-friction coatings, has installed a Vapormatt Sabre wet blasting machine at its demonstration center in Switzerland. The machine is designed for use by small- to medium-volume manufacturers, coating centers, and R&D facilities to help enhance...

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Birchwood Technologies appoints account manager for south central U.S.

January 15, 2015

Eden Prairie, Minn.-based Birchwood Technologies, a manufacturer of metal finishing systems, has appointed Tom Ingersoll to the position of account manager for the south central U.S. Based in Dallas, he manages sales in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. Ingersoll...

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Pass-through industrial washer conveys parts at up to 34 FPM

January 13, 2015

Viking Blast and Wash Systems has introduced the CBW6030 industrial washer. The new and redesigned unit has a 60- by 30-in. wash zone on a chain mesh belt conveyor. Suitable for standard manufacturing applications, the washer offers belt flow speeds from 2 to 34 FPM on a continuous pass-through...

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Blaster has two 6-ft.-dia. tables

January 13, 2015

Viking Blast & Wash Systems has released the 72DDST double-door swing table blaster. The machine features two 6-ft.-dia. door-mounted tables. The parts pass in front of two VK PowerMax 1500 20-HP, direct-drive blast wheels that deliver high-volume abrasive at 300-FPS velocity to clean the...

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Safety and regulatory overview for powder coating

January 8, 2015

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Like any manufacturing process, powder coating has the potential to be dangerous if the right safety precautions haven’t been taken. By referencing a few key standards, a manufacturer can keep the powder coating line going and the operators safe.

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Metal fabrication and industrial products catalog published

January 8, 2015

CGW-Camel Grinding Wheels has introduced a new metal fabrication and industrial products catalog that features Pasco sanding discs, premium resin fiber discs, and an expanded cloth-backed belt program. The 212-page catalog features a broadened coated abrasives section, including specialty...

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