Don't monkey around with finishing, do it once and do it right.

on February 4, 2019
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Stroke Sander articulating mount makes 3D parts easy

on January 27, 2019

All stroke sanders "should" have a flat table of some fashion to allow placement of parts or material being worked. The size and weight capacity tends to be where the conversation ends. With the better machines you may even have a twin belt setup to make life and use of the machine better still. But when you get to the very best of stroke sanders an articulating mount comes into play. What they allow you to do is have the machine hold a given 3D or formed part at just about any angle or height. If you are working with a range hood for example, you can have the mount hold the part at the needed angle while you grind down the weld and blend the finish with the second belt. Before you would need to make a fixture to hold the part and it would be a one off fixture no less. With the articulating mount that is not an issue any longer. Together the features of the better stoke sanders save time per part by not needing fixtures and belt changes. Then add in the fact you don't need to remove the part from the machine for a belt or fixture change and you cut down on injury to the part as well as the staff. Watch the video at the link below to see the mount on a KBM stroke sander. And as always feel free to send in any questions we are happy to help.

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KBM Stroke sander in stock

on January 22, 2019

Due to the demand and lead time we rarely get a unit in stock. We have managed to get an extra unit with our current delivery. The KBM stroke sander is built in Germany and is the twin belt design. This allows you to grain and blend without changing belts or unloading the parts. It is also equipped with the articulating mount for doing formed, welded or odd shaped parts. This is a very flexible configuration and by far the most popular.

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Wheel finishing

on December 5, 2018

We have seen a large increase in demand for wheel finishing in the last year. From smaller custom wheel makers to large volume OEM caliber companies. There has been a general trend in some of the questions asked and in an effort to share the answers I will cover some of them here.

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Fabtech 2018 is in full swing

on November 6, 2018

Fabtech is open and running currently in Atlanta. Its a little rainy but the people are coming to see the wide range of machines on display. We have machines on display and welcome every one to stop by. We have factory staff present from Germany and Spain to answer questions and help you choose the right machine. Booth B7711 just to your right as you enter the hall. Feel free to stop in any time during the show and if you are at the show, safe travels.

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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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