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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Production Paint Finishers installs powder batch oven

March 24, 2016

Production Paint Finishers Inc., a provider of liquid spray painting and powder coating located in Bradford, Ohio, has installed a new powder batch oven that increases its capability to powder-coat large parts. The oven is 10 ft. tall, 10 ft. wide, and 28 ft. long, suitable for coating large...

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PPG releases video highlighting automotive parts coatings

March 24, 2016

Pittsburgh-based PPG has produced an animated video at www.ppgindustrialcoatings.com/markets/automotive-parts-accessories.aspx that details the functional (nondecorative) automotive parts, surfaces, and applications for which the company provides coatings. Using a generic SUV to illustrate, the...

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Catalog highlights abrasives for welding, fabrication

March 23, 2016

Weiler Abrasives Group has released a 180-page catalog highlighting its abrasives, power brushes, and maintenance products for surface conditioning. The catalog is available in print and digital versions. It features a quick-reference product selection guide and both alphabetical and item-number...

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Albers Finishing & Solutions to hold open house March 24

March 22, 2016

Albers Finishing & Solutions will host an open house from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on March 24, 2016, at its facility in Cheney, Kan. The company provides liquid paint services to regional and national customers. The firm was created in response to a local manufacturer that needed to outsource...

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Polaris paint facility opens in South Dakota

March 21, 2016

Polaris has celebrated the official grand opening of its 51,000-sq.-ft. paint facility in Spearfish, S.D. The plant paints parts for both the Indian and Victory motorcycle lines. It is the company’s second location in South Dakota. The facility employs more than 50 people, and future expansion...

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Industrial bench grinders offered

March 17, 2016

JPW Industries Inc.® offers a new line of JET® 8-, 10-, and 12-in. industrial bench grinders. The benchtop machines, available with 1-, 1.5-, and 2-HP heavy-duty capacitor motors, are anchored with cast-iron bases. The machines can be used to shape, sharpen, buff, polish, and clean metal...

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Walter Surface Technologies opens facility in Switzerland

March 16, 2016

Walter Surface Technologies, a provider of surface treatment technologies, has announced the opening of a 59,000-sq.-ft. production and office complex in Küssnacht am Rigi, Switzerland. With the new facility, constructed with green building technology, the company intends to increase growth of...

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SAF-West wins Business of the Year Award

March 10, 2016

Redding, Calif.-based SAF-West has won the 2015 Business of the Year Award from the Greater Redding Chamber of Commerce. The annual award recognizes a business distinguishable by its investment in Redding’s employment, development, and community involvement. In issuing the award, Redding...

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Tubing system delivers abrasive finishing to small-diameter pipe interiors

March 10, 2016

Pferd Inc. has introduced Polistar-Tube, a multistage tubing system that allows Polistar flexible abrasive stars to reach bore and pipe interiors. To prevent corrosion on stainless steel pipes, the system is manufactured using stainless steel rivets. The abrasive stars are suitable for...

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Sherwin-Williams earns 2015 Affiliate New Product of the Year Award

March 9, 2016

Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings, Cleveland, has received the Steel Tank Institute (STI) 2015 Affiliate New Product of the Year Award for its EnviroLastic® polyaspartic coatings. The coatings are designed for high-throughput applications, durability, and easy of workability for...

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Brush-on blackeners offered for touchups, small-scale finishing

March 8, 2016

Birchwood® Technologies now offers three brush-on metal blackeners in quart-sized bottles. Presto Black® BST4 is suitable for application on most iron and steel components of any size in limited quantities. It imparts a durable black finish that can be sealed with a rust preventive for extra...

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PCI announces 2016 board of directors and executive officers

March 7, 2016

The Powder Coating Institute (PCI), a nonprofit technical and professional association providing information and education on powder coating technologies, Taylor Mill, Ky., has announced its board of directors and executive officers for 2016:President - John Sudges, Midwest Finishing SystemsVice...

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Diamond burnishing tools produce mirrorlike finish

March 7, 2016

Diamond burnishing tools by Elliott Tool Technology produce a mirrorlike surface finish on linear surfaces in a single pass. Available from Monaghan Tooling Group, the tooling can improve surface irregularities and tool marks, producing surface finishes of 4 to 8 Ra and eliminating secondary...

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Manual spray unit combines with application pump for powder savings

March 3, 2016

Gema has introduced the newest version of the OptiFlex®2 F Spray manual unit, designed for applications that require high film builds or precise, constant powder outputs when using long powder hoses. The unit features a single-chamber design based on the smart inline technology (SIT) concept....

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Greener metal pretreatment process saves manufacturer time, money

March 1, 2016 | By Kate Bachman

When Quality Industries' 20-year-old pretreatment and powder coat system reached the point t which repairing it was too costly, the manufacturer replaced it with new automated system that was less waste-producing and faster. Upgrading its finishing process is part of the La Vergne, Tenn.-based fabricator's strategy to become a world-class supplier.

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