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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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Osborn appoints western territory sales manager

December 9, 2015

Richmond, Ind.-based Osborn, a supplier of industrial brushes, polishing compounds, and buffs, has hired Steve Economos as its western territory sales manager for its Load Runners® division of idler rollers, cam followers, and rail systems. In this role, he is responsible for managing the...

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Dynabrade acquires National Detroit

December 9, 2015

Dynabrade Inc., an industrial abrasive power tool manufacturer based in Clarence, N.Y., has acquired the assets of National Detroit Inc., Rockford, Ill., a manufacturer of pneumatic abrasive power tools. Production operations will be relocated to Dynabrade’s Clarence, N.Y., headquarters....

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Duval Precision Grinding hires production manager

December 8, 2015

Duval Precision Grinding, Chicopee, Mass., a provider of precision grinding services, has hired Jeff Hockenberry as production manager. He is responsible for scheduling jobs, providing technical support on the machine floor, production control, expedition of lead times, and coordination of outside...

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Norton Vortex Rapid Prep Belts

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Norton Vortex® Rapid Prep Belts that are ideal for Aerospace, Metal and Stainless Fabrication, and Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) applications. The proprietary agglomerate grain of Vortex Rapid Prep increases belt life up to three times that of Aluminum Oxide grain and reduces two to five grit sequences in blending operations, substantially reducing labor and material costs.

Flexible composite diamond finishing files fit in hard-to-reach areas

December 7, 2015

Titan Tool Supply Inc. has announced the introduction of a new line of flexible diamond finishing files for the removal of material in the maintenance of extrusion dies, aircraft components, and other difficult-to-reach areas. They are designed for working with materials such as tungsten carbide,...

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Abtex expanding production facilities

December 7, 2015

Abtex Corp., a manufacturer of machine/brush deburring systems for the manufacturing industry, is completing a 66 percent expansion of its production facilities in Dresden, N.Y. The additional space is required to expand the company’s brush manufacturing capacity in response to increasing...

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Flexovit USA begins reconstruction of manufacturing facility in New York

December 7, 2015

Industrial abrasives manufacturer Flexovit USA Inc. will begin rebuilding its manufacturing and warehouse facilities in Angola, N.Y., in mid-December. Most of the 100,000-sq.-ft. facility collapsed from record snowfall that hit the western area of New York in November 2014, dumping 5 to 7 ft. of...

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Abtex appoints systems group manager

December 3, 2015

Abtex Corp., Dresden, N.Y., a manufacturer of brush and machine deburring systems for the manufacturing industry, has promoted Damian Clemens to systems group manager. Clemens joined the company in 2014 when Abtex acquired his employer, Nihmble Technologies. In this new role, Clemens oversees...

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Supermax Tools debuts new website

December 2, 2015

SuperMax Tools, St. Paul, Minn., a manufacturer of drum and brush sanders, has announced the launch of a redesigned website at www.supermaxtools.com. The home page offers a new Popular Products section. Product pages now include tabs with machine specifications, features, videos, and frequently...

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MetoKote acquires Malcolm Enamellers ACP

December 2, 2015

Custom coating provider MetoKote Corp., Lima, Ohio, has announced the acquisition of Malcolm Enamellers ACP Ltd. (Malcolms), a coating company in Wednesbury, U.K. Now a wholly owned subsidiary of MetoKote Corp., Malcolms currently houses two electrocoat lines that can process parts up to 10 ft....

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Flat-head angle grinders available with safety brake

December 2, 2015

Metabo USA has introduced a new series of 6-in. low-profile, flat-head angle grinders. They feature a patented gear drive that allows for an extremely low-profile head, enabling the grinders to fit into angles as low as 39 degrees and into spaces as narrow as 2-5/8 in. Three versions are...

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Electrochemical system cleans impurities from GMAW, GTAW welds

December 1, 2015

Walter Surface Technologies has released the SURFOX 304 electrochemical GMAW and GTAW cleaning system. It cleans without the use of hazardous materials and without altering the parent material’s surface. A patent-pending quick-change system allows users to switch from one brush to another...

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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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