With the right tools, grinding and finishing operations can be done with ease
CCAI Accepting Scholarship Applications
Chemical Coaters Association International (CCAI) is accepting applications for the 2019 Matt Heuertz Scholarship Program. The primary objective of this program is to encourage students to pursue advanced education in finishing technologies. Awards will be announced in June at the group’s 2019 annual meeting. Students must complete an application, provide a transcript or other grade verification, and provide a resume with photo. The application deadline is March 29, 2019.
Weiler Abrasives Appoints Sales Director
Weiler Abrasives Group promoted Jennifer Hawkins to director of sales, West. Hawkins has been with Weiler Abrasives since August 2013 when she joined the company as a district sales manager covering Houston and the surrounding areas. Since then, she has served in additional sales capacities of increasing responsibility. In her new position, Hawkins will lead a team of district sales managers that are focused on executing the company’s vision and strategy with distributor business partners at the local level.
Milwaukee Tool’s Small Angle Grinders
Milwaukee Tool added new small-angle grinders that generate the power of 13 amp corded. The M18 Fuel 4 ½-in. and 6-in. Braking Grinders feature a kickbackreducing clutch and rapid stop brake that stops all accessories in less than 3 sec. The grinders are offered with a no-lock paddle switch configuration and a lock-on slide switch configuration They are equipped with a M18 Red Lithium high-output XC6.0 battery, which along with RedLink Plus Intelligence and the PowerState brushless motor, allows users to remove more material on a single pass using any 6-in. accessory.
CS Unitec Offers Dual-grain Disc
CS Unitec Inc. introduced the Plantex Sunfire ceramic dual-grain disc with 5/8 in. by 11 hub that allows users to grind, blend and finish with only one disc. The 40/60 combination grit grinds like a 40 but blends and finishes like a 60, extending its service life on all metals, including steel, stainless, titanium, aluminum and bronze. The multigrain ceramichybrid grit structure provides aggressive material removal and controlled blending and finishing. The disc is easily trimmable and can be used to the abrasive’s last fraction of an inch.
Metabo Releases High-torque Dry Polishers
Metabo Corp. announced two variable-speed, high-torque dry polishers, the PE 15-20 RT and PE 15-30. The planetary gearing in these new models allows for a more powerful and efficient tool. Also, both have a wide variable-speed range to tackle a variety of materials at different hardness. A key target market for PE 15-20 RT is the automotive and paint finishing market. Because of its speed range, the PE 15- 30 can be used for stainless steel polishing.
Rex-cut Offers Aluminum Grinding Wheels
Rex-Cut Abrasives presents Aluminator T27 cotton fiber grinding wheels for aluminum. The wheels naturally break down as heat is generated, resulting in constant sharp grit being exposed. This eliminates loading, downtime, and the need for wax or grinding aids. The wheels offer increased grinding action, improved surface finishing, smooth operator control and long life. Less noise and vibration and safer operating conditions are additional benefits. The wheels are available in 4.5 in., 5 in. and 7 in. diameters in 36 grit.
Chemcoaters Purchases Eco Green Coatings
Effective immediately, Eco Green Coatings LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Chemcoaters. Eco Green Coatings provides the InterCoat Chemguard family of coatings that are corrosionresistant and adhesion-enhancing coatings that create a permanent covalent reaction with any zinc or zinc-alloy coated substrate. They can be used as a standalone coating or can be applied as a pretreatment that enhances corrosion resistance while simultaneously improving adhesion of pre-paints, post-paints and powder coatings.
CCAI To Host Women In Finishing Forum
Chemical Coaters Association International (CCAI) announced its first Women in Finishing forum, which will be held at Notre Dame from May 9-11, 2019. CCAI began its Women in Finishing initiative with a networking reception at Fabtech 2017. The response exceeded expectations, leading to the official establishment of Women in Finishing under CCAI. The forum will feature a variety of professional and personal development sessions and workshops geared toward women, as well as networking and team building activities.
Weiler Abrasives Expands Small Cutting Wheels
Weiler Abrasives Group expanded its small-diameter cutting and snagging wheels for high-speed die grinders. Tiger AO wheels feature an aluminum oxide grain and provide even, sharp, clean cuts and a hard bond to extend wheel life when cutting steel. Tiger Zirc wheels feature sharp, aggressive zirconia alumina grains that retain a high cut rate throughout the life of the wheel. For maximum cutting performance on hardto-grind metals, Tiger Ceramic wheels provide self-sharpening grains that reduce discoloration by cutting at lower temperatures with less friction.