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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Bonded abrasives available in three tiered product lines

February 4, 2016

Weiler Corp. has announced the launch of its full line of Tiger® bonded abrasives. The line includes cutting, grinding, and combination wheels available in three performance tiers. The High Performance cutting and grinding wheels feature ceramic-infused zirconia alumina for applications in...

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PPG earns 2015 John Deere Partner-level supplier status

January 27, 2016

Pittsburgh-based PPG has announced its industrial coatings business has earned recognition as a Partner-level supplier for 2015 in the John Deere Achieving Excellence program. This status is Deere & Co.’s highest supplier rating. The company supplies electrocoat, liquid and powder coatings,...

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Custom washing/deburring systems introduced

January 26, 2016

Sugino Corp. has introduced the Zippel brand of aqueous-based, custom-designed industrial part washing and deburring systems. Styles include chamber, inline, rotary transfer, robotic washing, immersion, and spray-immersion. Machines can be automated with robotics, conveyors, and pick-and-place...

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Flap disc offers one-step paint-to-prep finishing

January 21, 2016

Walter Surface Technologies has introduced Enduro-Flex 2-in-1 Turbo finishing flap discs. They incorporate proprietary Cyclone technology, which contains a blend of self-sharpening grains and cooling agents to provide ultrahigh removal and blending rates without causing surface discoloration,...

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Nylon abrasive brushes provide uniform finishing

January 19, 2016

Norton | Saint-Gobain has introduced Blaze nylon abrasive brushes, engineered with ceramic grains for integration into automated machinery, CNC machining centers, transfer lines, robotic cells, and portable power hand tools. The brushes are suitable for internal and external part finishing for...

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Cold Jet announces acquisition of IceTech

January 15, 2016

Cold Jet®, a developer of dry ice cleaning and production systems in Loveland, Ohio, has acquired Denmark-based IceTech. Cold Jet maintains facilities in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Denmark, Germany, Poland, Belgium, Spain, Japan, and China. Its dry ice cleaning systems use recycled CO2 while...

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TCI Powder Coatings opens new office in Georgia

January 12, 2016

Ellaville, Ga.-based TCI Powder Coatings has announced the opening of a new office in Americus, Ga. The new office functions as corporate headquarters for the business and houses the administrative, customer service, finance, and information systems departments. The company plans to add laboratory...

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Precision Coating acquires Boyd Coatings Research

January 7, 2016

Boston-based Precision Coating Co. Inc. has acquired Boyd Coatings Research Co. Inc., a provider of coating application services based in Hudson, Mass. Together they will provide extensive and complementary fluoropolymer (Teflon®/PTFE) application services to the medical device and highly...

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Polyester polyurethane enamel delivers corrosion resistance over primers, metals

January 5, 2016

PPG Industries’ industrial coatings business has introduced SPECTRACRON® 380 POLY-IOTHANE® HS (high-solids) series coatings. The two-component polyester polyurethane enamel coatings provide corrosion resistance when applied directly to metal or over primer-coated metal surfaces. The...

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Weiler acquires SWATYCOMET

January 4, 2016

Weiler Corp., Cresco, Pa., a provider of power brushes, abrasives, and maintenance products for surface conditioning, has acquired bonded abrasive manufacturer SWATYCOMET d.o.o., Maribor, Slovenia. Through the transaction, Weiler adds a broad range of cutoff and grinding wheels and technical...

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How to boost first-pass transfer efficiency in powder coating

January 4, 2016 | By Frank Mohar

Boosting first-pass transfer efficiency should be the goal of any fabricating shop that runs a powder coating line. It prevents material waste and improves final coating quality. The fabricator just needs to stay on top of a few key variables in the powder coating operation to achieve better coating application.

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Birchwood Technologies launches expanded website

January 4, 2016

Birchwood Technologies, Eden Prairie, Minn., has announced the launch of its newly redesigned and expanded website at www.birchwoodtechnologies.com showcasing the company’s line of black oxide and metal finishing options for iron, steel, and aluminum. A new quick-compare tool allows visitors...

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Surface-conditioning discs handle aluminum, soft metal surfaces

January 4, 2016

Combining blending and finishing capabilities, Scotch-Brite™ nonwoven surface-conditioning discs from 3M feature an open-web construction that resists loading. They are suitable for blending on aluminum, oily carbon, and other soft metal surfaces. According to the manufacturer, the discs blend...

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Spray nozzle coats, cools, treats, and paints in tight spaces

December 23, 2015

Exair’s 1/4 NPT internal mix deflected flat fan atomizing spray nozzle atomizes fluid and sprays at a right angle to the nozzle orientation. This allows spray to be placed precisely where it is needed when the mounting and work areas are limited. The nozzles are suitable for coating the...

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Belt grinder works on variety of material shapes

December 23, 2015

The Kalamazoo Industries model S272 belt grinder is a multipurpose machine that features 3- and 1-1/2-in. quick-change contact wheels, as well as a platen that rotates 360 degrees. It offers grinding, shaping, contouring, snagging, and roughing of a variety of material shapes. The belt grinder...

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