Finishing Products

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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Abrasive disc eliminates cutting damage to complex workpieces - TheFabricator.com

Abrasive disc eliminates cutting damage to complex workpieces

February 13, 2013

Pferd has extended its COMBIDISC® line with A-Contour abrasive discs. The discs have a scalloped edge pattern that finishes without cutting or gouging the metal. The discs' soft outer contour makes them suitable for finishing tight contours and concave surfaces with radius transitions. The...

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Industrial washer includes wash, phosphatizing sections - TheFabricator.com

Industrial washer includes wash, phosphatizing sections

January 28, 2013

Viking Blast & Wash Systems has released the MRW 4830 wash and phosphatizing system. The washer has a 48-in.-tall by 30-in.-wide wash zone. The redesigned system can be heated with either natural gas or electric heating elements in both the wash and phosphatizing sections. The washer's pump...

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Eco-friendly cleaning agent added to new solvent products

January 21, 2013

Walter Surface Technologies (WST) has developed an ecofriendly product for heavy-duty industrial cleaning. Nature Boost is an additive derived from vegetable extracts exclusive to Bio-Circle Environmental Solutions. The ingredient is obtained from a byproduct generated in the vegetable processing...

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Extra-thin cutoff wheel maintains long lifespan - TheFabricator.com

Extra-thin cutoff wheel maintains long lifespan

January 21, 2013

Walter Surface Technologies (WST) has introduced the Zip One extra-thin cutoff wheel. Designed for cutting thin-gauge metal, the 0.031-in. wheel is bonded with a proprietary mix of high-performance abrasives that deliver extra-cool cutting. A new technology enables an optimal grit distribution...

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Nonwoven flap wheels impart consistent scratch pattern - TheFabricator.com

Nonwoven flap wheels impart consistent scratch pattern

January 15, 2013

New siafleece nonwoven flap wheels are available from sia Abrasives Inc. USA. The nonwoven products have grit impregnated throughout the entire structure, not just coated on the surface, to provide a consistent scratch pattern. Heavy Duty series 6130 wheels are designed for mechanical,...

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Angle grinders, sanders offer highest power-to-weight ratio - TheFabricator.com

Angle grinders, sanders offer highest power-to-weight ratio

December 20, 2012

Chicago Pneumatic has introduced its new line of CP3850 industrial angle grinders and sanders, which offer the highest power-to-weight ratio and durability in their class, according to the manufacturer. Weighing less than 6 lbs., the lightweight machines come in 7- and 9-in. capacities....

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Rigid, semi-flex discs handle tough grinding applications - TheFabricator.com

Rigid, semi-flex discs handle tough grinding applications

December 19, 2012

CGW-Camel Grinding Wheels has introduced rigid, semi-flex discs for aggressive grinding applications. The new discs are made with a stiff phenolic resin fiberglass backing, which is engineered to be stronger than plastic or vulcanized fiber backings for more control when grinding corners and...

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Abrasive wheels suited for robotic deburring - TheFabricator.com

Abrasive wheels suited for robotic deburring

December 18, 2012

Rex-Cut® Smooth Touch™ Type 1 deburring wheels are made from cotton fiber, impregnated with abrasives and a proprietary bond, to create a dense yet flexible wheel that constantly reveals fresh abrasives as it works. They are suitable for the robotic deburring and finishing of precision...

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System provides 360-degree extrusion profile deburring

December 14, 2012

Abtex Corp. has introduced a compact, portable system for deburring saw-cut aluminum extrusion profiles in preparation for scanning measurement. The profile end preparation system is 24 in. wide, 24 in. long, and 48 in. high. The operator clamps the sample part in place and then feeds the part...

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Flap discs feature recyclable aluminum backing

December 12, 2012

Weiler's TigerĀ® aluminum-backed abrasive flap discs are designed for aggressive grinding jobs and, according to the company, use the strongest back available in the marketplace, producing less flex for more control. Recyclable aluminum backs will not throw fiberglass dust, considered a contaminant...

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Flap discs suitable for aggressive applications - TheFabricator.com

Flap discs suitable for aggressive applications

December 11, 2012

Weiler offers new Tiger Paw™ abrasive flap discs for edge grinding. Available in January, the 100 percent zirconium flap discs feature a high-performance grain and poly-cotton backing for improved grain retention. Multiple layers of coated abrasive material expose sharp, fresh grains as...

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Safety app focuses on finishing, grinding products - TheFabricator.com

Safety app focuses on finishing, grinding products

December 11, 2012

Walter Surface Technologies has released a new safety app for iPhones®. It is designed to provide metalworkers with access to essential safety information for working on factory floors and job sites. Features include an abrasives speed chart that provides maximum RPM info for the company's...

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Spindle lock simplifies accessory changes on die grinder - TheFabricator.com

Spindle lock simplifies accessory changes on die grinder

December 4, 2012

Metabo Corp. offers the GE950 G Plus high-torque die grinder. It features a spindle lock that helps simplify accessory changes using a single wrench. Delivering speeds from 2,500 to 8,700 RPM, it handles polishing and graining, sanding, deburring, edge finishing, beveling, and cutting of metal....

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Nonwoven products finish all types of metal parts - TheFabricator.com

Nonwoven products finish all types of metal parts

December 4, 2012

Norton Abrasives has introduced the Norton RapidPrep™ line of nonwoven discs, belts, and wheels for the metal fabricating industry. The nonwoven substrate has an improved resin bond system designed to eliminate smearing and loading and improve edge wear. The line is available with an...

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Brushes help welders finish the job - TheFabricator.com

Brushes help welders finish the job

December 3, 2012

Osborn offers the Welders Choice™ line of finishing products designed for professional welding applications. The stringer bead brushes, including the refined TY™ encapsulated stringer bead brushes, clean J-weld joints. Improved elastomers in the narrow-face, aggressive knots make...

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