Finishing

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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B.L. Downey receives Level 5 approval from Caterpillar

October 7, 2013

B.L. Downey Co. LLC, Broadview, Ill., has achieved a Quality Level 5 out of 5 from Caterpillar Inc. (CAT). The company is the first in CAT’s supply chain to achieve a score of 5. B.L. Downey is a provider of e-coat, powder, and CARC coating, serving the automotive, agriculture, military,...

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Thin combination wheels perform multiple jobs - TheFabricator.com

Thin combination wheels perform multiple jobs

October 3, 2013

Flexovit has introduced Flex Fusion thin combination wheels. Developed for applications that typically would require multiple abrasive products, the wheels have a reinforcement configuration that allows the user to cut, deburr, notch, and lightly grind with one wheel. The wheels are available...

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Robotic surface preparation system blasts trays of components - TheFabricator.com

Robotic surface preparation system blasts trays of components

October 3, 2013

Guyson Corp. offers a robotic blast machine that repeats programmed surface preparation routines on individual components and processes a full tray of parts automatically without interruption. The model RB-600 uses a 6-axis FANUC LR Mate 200iC robot as a component manipulator. Mounted upside...

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MetoKote Corp. adds powder coating line

October 1, 2013

MetoKote Corp., a Lima, Ohio-based custom coating applicator, has announced the addition of a new powder coat system at its Peru, Ill., facility. The line is designed to provide additional product offerings to customers seeking both electrocoat and powder coat. Using a Nordson ColorMax®...

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Timesavers Inc. and 3M: Automated Grinding 9-25-13

Date: September 25, 2013

Sponsored by Timesavers Inc.

Length: 60:00

Timesavers and 3M partner together to present a webcast all about automated grinding that describes the advantages of different types of deburring machines. Different types of abrasives technologies in detail, including coated and non-woven abrasives are discussed.

Cleaner, degreaser cuts through grease, grime

September 18, 2013

Featuring a blend of biodegradable detergents, Mean Green® industrial-strength cleaner and degreaser from CR Brands Inc. cuts through grease and grime in maintenance, repair, and rebuild projects. According to the company, the product contains 30 percent more solvents and 20 percent more...

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Unloaders made for parts finishing operations - TheFabricator.com

Unloaders made for parts finishing operations

September 17, 2013

Eriez® Finishing Mill Unloaders remove ferrous parts automatically from finishing mill media. Using a permanent magnet pickup, they can be wheeled into position beside the mill and lowered hydraulically into place. As parts near the surface of the media, they are pulled out by the magnetic...

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Finishing tool includes pipe polishing attachment - TheFabricator.com

Finishing tool includes pipe polishing attachment

September 13, 2013

Wendt USA has introduced the new FPM 230, a portable, electric finishing and polishing tool. The unit, which features a 900- to 2,500-RPM variable-speed control, can be configured as an orbital polisher or linear finishing tool for flat and irregular parts. With the addition of an optional belt...

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Wet blasting system uses eight blast guns - TheFabricator.com

Wet blasting system uses eight blast guns

September 12, 2013

Vapormatt has redesigned its Jaguar wet blasting system for edge preparation of cutting tools. The enclosed, automated process offers consistent cleaning action and fast processing, the company reports. Eight blast guns focus on the tools being processed, using varying angles to help ensure...

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Solvent cleaning system prepares parts for subsequent processes

September 11, 2013

Dürr Ecoclean offers the EcoCCore solvent cleaning system, designed for operations with nonhalogenated hydrocarbons, modified alcohols, and polar solvents. The VOC-compliant system is suitable for cleaning parts contaminated with oil or surfaces that must be greaseless for subsequent processes...

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Abrasive grinding wheels provide rapid stock removal - TheFabricator.com

Abrasive grinding wheels provide rapid stock removal

September 10, 2013

Rex-Cut Abrasives offers Sigma Green Premium grinding wheels, constructed to provide rapid stock removal and leave a 100-RA finish on 304 stainless steel. The wheels are available in 4-, 4.5-, 5-, and 7-in. sizes, with and without hubs, and with optional 5/8-11 throw-away adapters. The wheels,...

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Blast cleaning tube, pipe, assemblies to remove corrosion, surface contaminants - TheFabricator.com

Blast cleaning tube, pipe, assemblies to remove corrosion, surface contaminants

September 5, 2013

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Blasting cleaning can be done by either a rotating wheel or an air nozzle, with a variety of abrasive media depending on the surface finish needed. The machines come in five formats: skew roll, multibar, upblast, downblast, and airblast. Understanding the types of machine available and how they work is the first step in deciding which type is needed for your particular applications.

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Automatic blasting system hones, polishes cutting inserts - TheFabricator.com

Automatic blasting system hones, polishes cutting inserts

September 4, 2013

The Vapormatt Tiger+ automatic, inline wet blasting, cleaning, and drying system is designed for manufacturing of cutting inserts. It can achieve hones up to 100 microns within a ±10-µm tolerance. The system runs trays through a seven-stage process, beginning with automatic load,...

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Automatic sanding machine reaches 10,000 RPM - TheFabricator.com

Automatic sanding machine reaches 10,000 RPM

August 28, 2013

Systematic Automation Inc. has developed the Super Glide automatic sanding machine for consistent sanding or abrading on all types of flat materials. The user enters distance, steps, and speed on the touchscreen menu, and the servomotors do the work. The machine operates at 68 dB with a...

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Basket washer includes optional rinse, drying systems - TheFabricator.com

Basket washer includes optional rinse, drying systems

August 28, 2013

Viking Blast & Wash Systems has released the 7TW, the newest washer in its line of industrial tumble basket washers. The unit has a primary workbasket measuring 22 in. dia. and 33 in. long with 0.5-in.-thick end places. Options include rinse and drying...

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