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The Mechanical Finishing Zone (also known as Mass Finishing) is a research hot spot for everything you need to know about the processes of edge breaking or surface conditioning of unfixtured workpieces. Read articles and find suppliers of media, buffing, polishing and abrasive blasting at this site-within-a-site.


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Watch Apple chief design officer Jony Ive's video at the event that highlights a new anodized finish demonstrating a polishing called "rotational 3D polishing."
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An employee adding more value to his or her company deserves a boost in pay. Columnist Matthew Kirchner discusses employee compensation reviews and when to adjust accordingly.
What’s New in the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016
The Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) of 2016 passed with overwhelming support and the Act is now effective, impacting how a company can protect its assets. Below is a recap of what is new and what every company should be looking to do in light of this new law.
Parts Cleaning Clinic: Zinc Shot Blasting, Zinc Plating Alternatives
David S. Peterson talks zinc shot blasting, zinc plating alternatives, and advantages to reducing the heating of alkaline cleaners.

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