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 grinding wheels made with precision-shaped grains

November 9, 2012

3M Abrasive Systems has introduced 3M™ Cubitron™ II bonded abrasive grinding and cutoff wheels. The precision-shaped grains continuously fracture to form sharp points and edges, which helps them cut quickly, stay sharp, and perform with less pressure than conventional grinding and cutoff...

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Controlled flare-end brushes trimmed to remove breakage-prone portions - TheFabricator.com

Controlled flare-end brushes trimmed to remove breakage-prone portions

November 5, 2012

Weiler Corp.'s controlled flare-end brushes feature a trimmed, crimped-wire fill to help make brushing action more effective and increase durability for cleaning fillet welds and into corners, bevels, channels, and slots. The patented design nearly eliminates rapid filament fatigue and wire...

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App helps users select right-angle grinding products - TheFabricator.com

App helps users select right-angle grinding products

November 1, 2012

Norton Abrasives has introduced a grinding app that features a right-angle grinding product selector and distributor locator. It also includes a wheel speed conversion calculator, as well as a coolant and dressing parameter calculator for abrasives applications. A link to Norton's abrasives...

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Shoulder mill made for small diameters - TheFabricator.com

Shoulder mill made for small diameters

November 1, 2012

Kennametal offers the Mill 1-7™ cutter for finishing in small-diameter milling. The cutter can be used for shoulder, ramp, slot, plunge, and helical milling while using a single insert. The small insert enables the use of high-density cutters rather than larger inserts. The insert’s...

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Floor-stand disc sander features cast-iron, steel construction - TheFabricator.com

Floor-stand disc sander features cast-iron, steel construction

October 25, 2012

The Kalamazoo Industries model DS20 disc sander is a floor-stand unit designed for nonproduction applications. The sander features cast-iron and steel construction, a 20-in. steel disc, a tilt table with miter gauge, and a reversing drum switch. The unit is available with a 1,740-RPM, 2-HP,...

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Surface preparation wheels, discs designed for blending, finishing - TheFabricator.com

Surface preparation wheels, discs designed for blending, finishing

October 11, 2012

CGW-Camel Grinding Wheels has added a line of surface preparation aluminum oxide and silicon carbide wheels and discs. The surface conditioning line is designed for blending, smoothing, and finishing stainless steel, steel, aluminum, and nonferrous metals. Made from nonwoven material...

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Siphon-fed spray nozzles designed for nonpressurized applications

October 3, 2012

Exair's new siphon-fed spray nozzles atomize fluids in a variety of spray patterns. Requiring no liquid pressure, they can be used with gravity-fed liquids or lift liquids from a maximum siphon height of 36 in. The stainless steel nozzles combine liquid and compressed air to create a spray with a...

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Corrosion-control products made for cold-temperature application

October 2, 2012

Cortec® Corp. offers several corrosion-control products designed for low-temperature application, shipping, or storage of material. EcoLine® 3690, a USDA-certified, open-atmosphere corrosion inhibitor, is a biodegradable, biobased, ready-to-use temporary coating. When applied on the surface, it...

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Rust blocker has low VOC content - TheFabricator.com

Rust blocker has low VOC content

September 13, 2012

Dri Touch® Amber rust blocker from Birchwood Casey has a low VOC content, high flash point, and almost no odor. Rated for 100 to 150 hours salt spray and more than 600 hours humidity protection, the rust blocker meets water displacement test Mil-C-16173 and stain test Mil-C-22235A. With a...

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Flap disc blends into corners - TheFabricator.com

Flap disc blends into corners

September 11, 2012

Wendt USA has introduced the new, patented FleXtreme flap disc for the metal fabrication industry. The reduced-diameter backing, constructed of abrasive material, wears down evenly with the flaps and eliminates the need to trim anything away. With its flap design, the disc can blend into...

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Flap discs designed for right-angle air tools - TheFabricator.com

Flap discs designed for right-angle air tools

September 4, 2012

The BobCat™ abrasive flap disc from Weiler Corp. works with a right-angle air die grinder to deburr, grind, and blend. It is designed as an alternative to small-diameter coated blending discs for weld blending and finishing purposes. The 2- and 3-in. flap discs also are suitable for detail...

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Angle grinder/sander accepts 7-, 9-in. wheels - TheFabricator.com

Angle grinder/sander accepts 7-, 9-in. wheels

August 27, 2012

Chicago Pneumatic offers the new CP3850 series industrial angle grinder/sander. The 2.8-HP unit weighs less than 6 lbs. and accepts both 7- and 9-in. wheels. Features include a vibration-damping, multiposition side handle; autobalancer; double-action safety lever; and integrated silencer. The...

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Weld cleaning brushes designed to simplify mounting position changes - TheFabricator.com

Weld cleaning brushes designed to simplify mounting position changes

August 27, 2012

Weiler's DUALLY™ stringer-bead weld cleaning wheels feature a dual-hex nut to help simplify the process of switching mounting position. The company manufactures a variety of these brushes for use in demanding interpass weld cleaning applications. From root pass to cap pass, the brush...

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Self-sharpening ceramics reach tight workspaces - TheFabricator.com

Self-sharpening ceramics reach tight workspaces

August 27, 2012

Siabite 2511 file belts from sia Abrasives Inc. USA contain self-sharpening ceramic grits for heavy-duty metal work. They use the same technology found in the company's existing siabite fiber discs but allow the user to concentrate the full sanding force into tighter workspaces, The ceramic...

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Vacuum heat-treating services include small, large parts - TheFabricator.com

Vacuum heat-treating services include small, large parts

August 23, 2012

Solar Atmospheres of California provides vacuum heat-treating, brazing, and carburizing services to more than 18 metalworking industries, including aerospace, medical, and power generation. Small or large parts are processed in vacuum furnaces from lab furnace size to 24 ft. long. The company...

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