MECHANICAL FINISHING

Wheelabrator Skew Roll Machine Removes Rust, Scale

Cylindrical parts are conveyed through a blast machine on a specially designed skew roll-type material handling system. 

On the Line Podcast

PF’s On the Line podcast presents stories from the world of finishing in the voices of those who are in the trenches doing the work. Subscribe on your favorite podcast platform.

W Abrasives' Clean Tool Provides Fast, Accurate Blasting Assessment

  Company manufactures variety of steel shot and grit abrasives.  

Sweco Finishing Mills Provide 3D Motion

Vibro-energy finishing mills have compressive scrubbing action that cleans, deburrs, rounds sharp corners and smooths out surface impressions. 
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Nordic Air Filtration Features Online Customer Portal

It manufactures filters for dust collectors, powder coating booths and panel filters for laser cutting machines.

Finishing Hall of Fame

  • 2019 Finishing Hall of Fame Inductees

    Class includes Frank Altmayer, Arthur Brace, Ken Kreeger, Marc LeBaron, Ray Lucas, Joseph Manzoli, Jerry Poll, William Safranek and Don Snyder.

  • 2018 Hall of Fame Inductees

    Abner Brenner, Dr. George E.F. Brewer, Daniel Brockman, Richard Crain, Pieter de Lange, Ronald Duncan, Dr. Erwin Gemmer, David Marsh and Blair Vandivier were picked by an independent panel of industry executives.
     

  • 2017 Hall of Fame Inductees

    Frederick Gumm, John Horner, Dr. Leslie Lancy, John Lindstedt and Milt Stevenson Sr. were elected by a panel for their contributions to the surface finishing industry.

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Benefits of Recycling Vibratory Finishing Effluent

Dean Bell

Dean Bell

Operations Director, Precision Finishing

Recycling vibratory wastewater can be very advantageous and cost effective, says Dean Bell of Precision Finishing, but only if done properly.

Q: Can we recycle our vibratory finishing effluent? A: If you are paying for your water and operating large or multiple vibratory pieces of equipment, your water bill could be substantial. Recycling your wastewater could significantly reduce your operation cost. Also, if you are looking to add green technology to your manufacturing operations, recycling your vibratory waste could be an easy way to go green. Not ...READ MORE

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Increasing Output for Large Stainless Steel Sheet Surface Polishing

Mike Shappell from Norton Saint-Gobain shows how a manufacturer benefits from applying products and techniques to improve the bottom line.
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INNOVATIONS IN MECHANICAL FINISHING TECHNOLOGY

Clemco Blast Cabinet Increases Accu-Tec Efficiency by 400%

Clemco’s 4-Gallon Tumble-Bucket Blasting Cabinet improved blasting efficiency over traditional manual cabinets by over 400% for one manufacturer.

High-Speed Cellular Deburring and Polishing

Bel Air Finishing Supply offers centifugal disc finishers designed to polish and deburr brass, copper, stainless steel and other materials.

LiloTree's Lilo-BL Increases Corrosion Protection

Corrosion inhibitor barrier layer is nanoengineered to help prevent corrosion on nickel, copper and silver surfaces.

Cortec Cor-Pak 8-MUL Increases Packaging Corrosion Protection

Product offers corrosion protection for ferrous or nonferrous metals packaged or stored in up to 8 ft3 (0.23 m³) of enclosed space. 

Process Technology Offers Compact Inline Heater

ChemHeat inline chemical heater designed for ultrahigh purity applications, including semiconductor filtration, sterilization and cleaning.  

Hemco UniFlo Hoods Capture Fumes

Hoods constructed of chemical-resistant, flame-retardant, nonsparking composite resin materials.