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Deburring automation

Deburring automation
For the mass production of automotive components that require deburring or surface finishing, automation is a must by Abbe Miller, editor-in-chief       Every time a cutting or grinding wheel touches a piece of metal, the inherent byproduct is a burr that must be removed. Considering the amount of metal fabricating performed in the automotive world, it’s not surprising to learn that Read full article >>

The powder room

The powder room
Bringing powder coating in-house increases profitability, reduces lead times and improves customer satisfactionby Kip Hanson, senior editor   Powder coating. You probably send this operation out to the specialty shop across town. Who wants to mess with spray booths and ventilation systems: ovens big enough for a commercial bakery; paints, primers and cleaning compounds; regulatory hassles; Read full article >>

Automating the finishing touch

Automating the finishing touch
Converting from greaseless abrasive compounds to non-woven technology for structured surface finishes offers benefits by Mike D. Shappell, corporate applications engineer IV, Norton | Saint-Gobain       For many years, skilled finishers around the world have used simple cloth buffs, bundled them together and applied a greaseless abrasive compound to make the beautiful textured satin Read full article >>

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