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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Vitrified wheel bond adds flexibility for grinding

February 17, 2015

CGW-Camel Grinding Wheels has introduced a new bond used in manufacturing vitrified wheels in the surface grinding, cylindrical, and centerless wheel categories. The bond helps make grinding action cool and helps improve wheel dimension stability and lifespan, states the company. One vitrified...

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System purifies metal finishing rinse water

February 13, 2015

Birchwood Technologies offers the Ion Exchange system to purify rinse water for reuse in metal finishing systems. It is suitable for process lines using room-temperature blackeners, zinc phosphate, and manganese phosphate processes. The system allows the user to operate a metal finishing process...

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High-solids coating can eliminate need for baking, force-drying of metal parts

February 5, 2015

PPG Industries’ industrial coatings business has introduced PERFORMALOC™ advanced productivity coatings, a new category of cross-linked coatings featuring a proprietary combination of low-VOC resins that cure fast and hard, thus eliminating the need for baking or force-drying of metal parts....

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Fillet weld grinding flap discs offered in 6, 7 in. dia.

January 26, 2015

Pferd now offers POLIFAN® Curve flap discs in 6 and 7 in. dia. The flaps wrap from the bottom to the top of the disc, making them suitable for grinding and finishing fillet welds. The discs leave a smooth finish for simplified visual inspection of porosity and other defects. Defective welds can be...

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Finishing processes protect oilfield components

January 16, 2015

PRESTO BLACK® room-temperature black oxide and MICROLOK MZN® zinc phosphate processes from Birchwood Technologies are designed for use on oilfield equipment requiring corrosion resistance and galling protection on critical surfaces. Applied at safe temperatures, both finishes coat iron and steel...

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Pass-through industrial washer conveys parts at up to 34 FPM

January 13, 2015

Viking Blast and Wash Systems has introduced the CBW6030 industrial washer. The new and redesigned unit has a 60- by 30-in. wash zone on a chain mesh belt conveyor. Suitable for standard manufacturing applications, the washer offers belt flow speeds from 2 to 34 FPM on a continuous pass-through...

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Blaster has two 6-ft.-dia. tables

January 13, 2015

Viking Blast & Wash Systems has released the 72DDST double-door swing table blaster. The machine features two 6-ft.-dia. door-mounted tables. The parts pass in front of two VK PowerMax 1500 20-HP, direct-drive blast wheels that deliver high-volume abrasive at 300-FPS velocity to clean the...

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Metal fabrication and industrial products catalog published

January 8, 2015

CGW-Camel Grinding Wheels has introduced a new metal fabrication and industrial products catalog that features Pasco sanding discs, premium resin fiber discs, and an expanded cloth-backed belt program. The 212-page catalog features a broadened coated abrasives section, including specialty...

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Deburring machine addresses finishing challenges

January 6, 2015

The new Loewer DiscMaster SF series top and bottom deburring machine from AM Machinery Sales Inc. has been designed to address the problem areas most precision sheet metal and stamping shops have such as deburring up-formed parts and removing oxidation. The machine is equipped with oscillating...

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Multiple-purpose belt grinding machines offered

December 24, 2014

Fein Power Tools Inc. offers the Slugger GI series of belt grinding machines. The modular system can be used for a single purpose, such as cylindrical grinding, and then for notching or polishing as needs change. The series comprises the GIR radius grinding machine, the GIC cylindrical grinding...

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Knotted-wire cup brush features taller inner-cup design

December 15, 2014

Osborn has introduced a redesigned, high-speed, knotted-wire cup brush. The taller inner cup forces the brush to be used on the filament tips, rather than bending. Features include high-quality AB wire, a threaded-nut connection, and an aggressive knot style. The brushes are suitable for...

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Stringer bead brush designed for minigrinders

December 10, 2014

Weiler has introduced Roughneck® stringer bead weld cleaning brushes specifically for use on 4.5-in. minigrinders. Designed to perform surface preparation, root-pass weld cleaning, and interpass weld cleaning on small angle grinders, the brushes feature a high knot count and a short trim length....

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Heavy-duty brush removes slag, oxidation from steel pipe

December 4, 2014

Osborn has introduced the Tornado high-strength, aggressive-wire brush for heavy-duty applications. It removes slag, silicates, and oxidation from Sch. 100 and Sch. 120 steel pipe. The only 7-in.-dia., knot, stringer bead brush on the market, according to the company, it can penetrate into deep...

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Cutback brush performs three steps in standard coating removal process

December 4, 2014

Osborn has introduced a 114-knot cutback brush for angled removal of three or more layers of coating from pipe ends. The brush completes the three steps in the process of standard coating removal — cleaning the pipe edge, removing the pipe coating, and grinding the coating angle —...

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Deburring machines address finishing challenges

December 3, 2014

Fein Power Tools Inc. offers the Slugger GXE deburring machine for finishing tubes, profiles, and flat stock. Features include an eye shield, an integrated circuit breaker for motor protection, and an emergency safety stop switch. Adjustment of the gap between the wire wheel and workpiece table...

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