Show season

on October 10, 2018

 

It is that time of year where the weather is changing and the holidays are approaching. It is also the season for machine shows and a chance to see what is out there and ask questions. We will be at SEMA #48129 and the Fabtech show #B7711 and welcome you to stop in and ask any questions about finishing. From simple bur removal to high mirror polishing we can help. We have increased our inventory of machines in stock so you will not be faced with months of waiting to get a new deburring machine on your floor. We have been hard at work refining the DiscMaster and are bringing an updated version of the machine to Fabtech. With quality of life improvements it is better than ever and will be powered at the show.

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Finishing as a value added service?

on July 24, 2018
The general feeling when it comes to sheet metal finishing is that it is a necessary evil. Its the dirty process shoved in a dark corner that no one wants to deal with. The truth is that it can be and is a value added service. It is another opportunity for your product to be better than the competition. If you buy good material and invest in quality cutting equipment why stop short and not invest in quality finishing? When you present your samples to a prospective customer the look of the part and the feel of the edges are the first thing they will see and pick up on. The part could be cut or formed to the exact specs requested but it has sharp edges or a variety of random handling marks. The potential client will see that and it could make them question the quality be it warranted or not. The finishing operation is that chance to make the part reflect your effort in producing it.

 

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Quality of life

on July 12, 2018
When looking at finishing or deburring there are many points to take into account. One of the points over looked many times is the fact you will have to live with a new machine for may years hopefully. What is it going to be like over the long term dealing with the machine as far as operator training and care of the machine. Is there good support for the machine so that you can get the help you need when you need it? Dealing with a wet finishing machine has been the bane of many a maintenance persons life. From bearings and rust issues to electrical problems it can run the gambit. Moving into a dry machine will limit many of these issues and save a fair amount of down time. Finding rust and debris is never a welcome surprise when a machine has gone down.
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Twin-Belt Grinding Machine (Stroke Sander)

on May 8, 2018

This Twin Belt Grinding Machine, better known as a Stroke Sander, is built for the roughing and finishing on welded edges and corners, flat surfaces of steel, stainless steel, and aluminum, i.e. doors, frames, cabinets, housings, hoods, furniture parts, frame parts in automotive and aircraft are typical applications.

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A unique look inside the Loewer 4TD-1000

on May 4, 2018
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New & Improved Loewer Control Panel for Metal Finishing

on February 15, 2018

 

Any business that wants to do well focuses on continuous product improvement, and AM Machinery Sales – and our partners at Loewer deburring machines – are no exception.

That’s why we’ve upgraded the user interface to the Loewer DiscMaster line of metal finishing machines.

The new and improved control panel has two key features to make things easier for the end user: a new digital readout for tool positioning, and a tool change button.

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Operation Costs for Metal Finishing: Wide Belt vs. Disc Sanding

on January 18, 2018

In this week’s blog post, we’re giving the floor to AM Machinery Sales President Tony McCue for another video blog on the cost savings that come from disc sanding.

“The old way is an expensive way to build a piece of equipment,” Tony says in this clip.

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Here’s a Round-Up of Our Best Blogs!

on January 4, 2018

The end of 2017 is here, and before we head into 2018 with new blog topics, we thought we’d look backwards.

This was our blog’s first year, so we’re highlighting some of the posts that resonated the most with our readers. Here are the top three best blogs:

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AM Machinery featured in The Fabricator Magazine

on December 14, 2017

Sheet metal cutting and punching technology has made significant leaps in the last 50 years. But why hasn’t traditional abrasive finishing equipment been a part of that revolution?

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Introducing the Loewer Orbital Finishing Disc

on November 30, 2017

In today’s blog post we’d like to talk about the new rotary orbital finishing disc system accessory head from Loewer.

This new device allows users to do the work of a palm sander in situations where a palm sander would not be efficient. It creates a finish very similar to a DA pattern onto sheet metal.

For years, customer have been asking us for a machine that can produce a finish like a palm sander in a through-feed machine.

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