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Birchwood Technologies launches redesigned website

January 7, 2014

Birchwood Technologies, a manufacturer of metal finishing systems and processes in Eden Prairie, Minn., has announced the launch of its newly redesigned and expanded website at The new website automatically scrolls through the company's seven major product lines,...

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3 short stories about deburring -

3 short stories about deburring

January 2, 2014


Deburring is a time-consuming but necessary fabricating operation. Metal fabricators that can minimize the time spent on finishing have a competitive advantage because they are getting parts out quicker to customers.

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Cold metal blackening offers corrosion resistance without high-temperature hazards -

Cold metal blackening offers corrosion resistance without high-temperature hazards

December 11, 2013

Presto Black® cold blackening from Birchwood Technologies produces a uniform depth of blackness and corrosion resistance that is a suitable finish for oil and gas drilling components. The room-temperature process provides high corrosion resistance tested for up to 1,200 hrs. of humidity...

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CS Unitec: PIPE-MAX Belt Grinder

CS Unitec Inc.

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The PIPE-MAX is a combination grinder and pipe belt sander. The front hard rubber contact roller drives the abrasive belt to grind flat surfaces.

Oshkosh Corp. launches Oshkosh Finishing Services

December 2, 2013

Oshkosh Corp., Oshkosh, Wis., has launched a line of services that provide manufacturing, corrosion protection, and top coating to heavy-duty industrial, specialty vehicle, and commercial products companies throughout the Midwest. The new business group, called Oshkosh Finishing Services, is...

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Guyson Corp. acquires Automated Blasting Systems

December 2, 2013

The Guyson Corp., Saratoga Springs, N.Y., has announced the acquisition of all assets of Automated Blasting Systems Inc., a supplier of wet blast machines in South Windsor, Conn. To help provide uninterrupted service to the customers of ABS, Guyson has employed Richard Gillott, ABS's former vice...

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Osborn launches new website

November 20, 2013

Osborn, a provider of surface treatment systems and finishing tools, has launched a new website that brings together the different websites from its various locations around the world into one global website that is country-specific and multilingual. The database-driven site uses several systems,...

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Mounted points leave smooth finish on stainless sheet edges -

Mounted points leave smooth finish on stainless sheet edges

November 20, 2013

Rex-Cut Abrasives has introduced two types of mounted points designed for edge-breaking stainless steel sheet metal to permit safer handling and fabrication by workers. The nonwoven A54GFX cotton fiber version leaves a smooth finish, while the W222 medium rubber version produces a finer finish....

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Improvements made to abrasive caps, cones -

Improvements made to abrasive caps, cones

November 19, 2013

Pferd has improved the grain adhesion on its POLICAP® seamless abrasive caps and cones, allowing an increase in material removal on steel and stainless steel of 30 to 50 percent. The caps are mounted on reusable holders. With their seamless design, the caps and cones grind with the entire...

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Spray finishing training scheduled for March 2014

November 18, 2013

Finishing Brands: Binks, DeVilbiss, Ransburg, BGK, and Owens Community College have teamed up to present a spray finishing technology workshop. This three-day, intensive training program is scheduled for March 5-7, 2014, in Toledo, Ohio. Classes meet from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily and include...

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SuperMax adds new member to sales team -

SuperMax adds new member to sales team

November 18, 2013

SuperMax Tools has added John Geyen to its sales team. He is responsible for overseeing the sample testing lab, driving product sales, and providing product support. An experienced project leader, Geyen has nearly 15 years of sales experience. The company manufactures and distributes drum,...

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Wet blasting system designed for composite manufacturing -

Wet blasting system designed for composite manufacturing

November 15, 2013

Vapormatt offers the Vapormate and Panther wet blasting cabinets for finishing a variety of products, including composites. Wet blasting provides a soft action to prevent damage to the fibers and accommodate complex shapes. The finishing consistency is critical for bonding, the company reports....

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Carbide burs come in several shapes, sizes -

Carbide burs come in several shapes, sizes

November 12, 2013

Klingspor has introduced a new line of carbide burs for the deburring of ferrous and nonferrous metals. They are available in a variety of shapes and sizes, including cylindrical, flame, ball, tree, and tapered. The burs are available in 0.25- and 0.125-in. shank diameters and overall lengths...

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Flat-head angle grinders reach confined spaces -

Flat-head angle grinders reach confined spaces

November 12, 2013

Metabo Corp. has introduced a family of flat-head grinders. The low-profile design allows for access into confined spaces and narrow angles where standard grinders will not reach. Each grinder features a patented gear drive that allows for a very low-profile head design. With a clearance of...

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The basics of liquid and powder coatings -

The basics of liquid and powder coatings

November 5, 2013

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Metal fabricators know that once a metal product leaves its doors that it has lost its ability to guarantee delivery. The fab shop is at the mercy of its subcontractors. That scenario has more fabricators considering in-house finishing capabilities. This guide is designed to help that decision-making

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