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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Weld cleaning brush made for use on 4.5-in. grinders - TheFabricator.com

Weld cleaning brush made for use on 4.5-in. grinders

February 19, 2013

Weiler Corp.'s 4.5-in. Roughneck® weld cleaning brush is designed for use on 4.5-in. grinders. It features a high knot count and short trim length, which the company says results in a 35 percent improvement in cleaning action, up to 20 percent less wire loss, and 50 percent longer brush life...

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Pass-through blaster uses fuseless starters - TheFabricator.com

Pass-through blaster uses fuseless starters

February 18, 2013

Viking Blast & Wash Systems has released the CB 3630 pass-through blaster. The redesigned unit has a blast width of 36 by 30 in. The blaster incorporates fuseless starters with phase loss and imbalance protection. Zero speed sensors are standard on the driven end of abrasive conveyance...

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Brush-on blackener serves as quick fix for scratched black oxided parts - TheFabricator.com

Brush-on blackener serves as quick fix for scratched black oxided parts

February 18, 2013

PRESTO BLACK® BST4 brush-on liquid from Birchwood® Technologies is an instant-acting cold blackener for all iron and nonstainless steels. When applied to any clean ferrous metal surface, the product blackens within 30 seconds and forms a durable black finish that can be topcoated. The...

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Aqueous cleaning system handles large, small components - TheFabricator.com

Aqueous cleaning system handles large, small components

February 14, 2013

MecWash Systems has introduced the Duo 400, a compact, fully automatic and self-contained aqueous cleaning system. Suitable for cell manufacturing or within a centralized layout, the system measures 60 by 64 by 89 in. to occupy a small footprint. The single-chamber rotational cleaning system...

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Deburring system adds planetary head for extra brushing time

February 13, 2013

Abtex Corp. has expanded its line of Tri-Ten deburring systems to include a two-head, U-series, high-productivity system. The second planetary head, operating in tandem with the first, provides extra brushing time to completely deburr the part while maintaining conveyor speed. At one end of the...

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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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