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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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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TCI Powder Coatings names sales rep for Northeast

November 17, 2015

TCI Powder Coatings, a subsidiary of RPM Intl. Inc. based in Ellaville, Ga., has appointed Dave Brooks as sales representative for the northeastern U.S., comprising the New England states, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York. Brooks has more than 25 years of experience in business...

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IFS Coatings launches new website

November 16, 2015

Powder coating supplier IFS Coatings, Gainesville, Texas, has announced the launch of its revamped website at www.ifscoatings.com. The site has been designed with improved navigation and functionality, allowing customers to access detailed product information, check powder information and colors...

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Osborn names director of sales, distribution

November 12, 2015

Osborn, a supplier of industrial brushes, polishing compounds, and buffs in Richmond, Ind., has hired André Pelletier as director of sales for its distribution division. New to the brush industry, Pelletier has more than 25 years of experience working in sales, marketing, and customer service....

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Edge-rounding line prevents corrosion, eliminates grinding

November 12, 2015

HGG Profiling Equipment has introduced an edge-rounding line, which imparts a smooth, rounded surface edge on I/H-beams, T’s, and flat bars to prevent corrosion and eliminate the need for grinding. The line is available as a stand-alone machine, or it can be integrated with the company’s...

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Automated deburring: Safe and round

November 9, 2015

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JBT FoodTech’s Sandusky, Ohio, operation was struggling with its deburring activities. A production requirement, deburring was occupying skilled labor that was needed elsewhere in the facility. An automated deburring machine proved to be the answer for the company’s production dilemma.

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MetoKote announces administrative promotions

November 4, 2015

MetoKote Corp., Lima, Ohio, a provider of coating equipment, application, and related management and support services, has promoted Jon Barrett to global vice president and chief operating officer (COO) and John Shaffer to global vice president of sales. Barrett, who joined the company in 1983,...

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Degreaser cleans in hot parts washers at lower temps

November 4, 2015

Bio-Circle, a division of Walter Surface Technologies, has introduced Alustar 100 for cleaning and degreasing aluminum and nonferrous alloys in automated and ultrasonic parts washers. The mild alkaline cleaner contains built-in foam- and corrosion-inhibitor packages. It is formulated with...

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