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November 2018 Product Spotlight: Cleaning and Deburring
This month’s Modern Equipment Review Spotlight focuses on equipment used to finish parts by removing burrs, oils and other contaminants.
Blackening System Provides 800 Hours of Humidity Protection
The BK-1 room temperature blackening system from Birchwood Technologies is designed for small production operations which need robust corrosion resistance.
Magnetite Finishing Solution for Oil and Gas Applications
Birchwood Technologies’ Tru Temp low-temperature black oxide process protects against corrosion and provides break-in lubricity while resisting galling.
Black Oxide Finishing Process Operates at Room Temperature
The Presto Black room-temperature black oxide metal finishing process from Birchwood Technology is designed for small- to medium-size production operations which require corrosion resistance and galling protection on critical surfaces for machine components.
Aluminum Oxide Conversion Coating Alternative to Cold Blackeners
Birchwood Tecnologies’ Microlok AO process forms a non-toxic aluminum oxide conversion coating that is 1.5 microns (0.000060") thick and designed to be tightly adherent to the metal surface.
Brush-on Blackener Touches up Black Oxided Parts
Birchwood Technologies’ Presto Black BST4 brush-on liquid blackens within 30 sec. of being applied to a clean ferrous surface.
Brochure Features Black Oxide Process
Birchwood Casey offers the Tru Temp low-temperature black oxide process.
Low-VOC Rust Preventive Options Available
Birchwood Casey offers seven different rust preventative products that are compliant with current volatile organic compound (VOC) regulations.
Metal Cleaners Remove Surface Soils to Improve Black Oxide Finish
Metal surface cleaners and conditioners from Birchwood Casey are designed to improve black oxide coating and other metal finishing processes by removing surface soils.
In-House Blackening Process Designed for Aluminum Parts
The BK-LC Mini Lumiclad line from Birchwood Casey is designed to enable in-house blackening of small lots of aluminum parts.
Durable Clear Coating for Tools, Similar Components
Birchwood Casey’s Clearlok Max Topcoat is a water-based blend of acrylic polymers that forms a scuff-resistant, clear-coat finish on virtually all metal surfaces.
In-House Black Oxide Process
The BC-40E Tru Temp black oxide system from Birchwood Casey is pre-engineered for quick setup and safe operation during in-house processes.
Going Lean Has Positive Benefits For Metal Finishing
The rationale behind lean manufacturing applies very directly to metal coating and finishing processes. The cost savings are often greater than one might expect.
Blacken Aluminum In-House
Birchwood Casey’s Lumiclad black oxide process is a safe, in-house method for forming a durable black finish on virtually all aluminum alloys, the company says. Unlike black anodizing, which uses electrolytic chemicals to form the coating, the black oxide process uses a dip-tank procedure. According to the company, the non-dimensional (1.
Shop Saves Time, Money By Moving Part Finishing In-House
Through an internal study, this manufacturer found that outsourcing black oxide finishing for its motion control components led to high costs and increased setup times. With the automated CNC Tru Temp finishing system from Birchwood Casey, the shop moved finishing in-house, regained control over its costs and reduced setup and turnaround time.
Two Environmental Directives To Note
Not long ago, directives issued by governmental bodies outside the United States were often safely ignored by manufacturers in this country. Today, U.S. companies have to pay attention to laws and regulations coming from other countries because non-compliance may keep products made here out of key emerging markets.
Part Finishing And The New RoHS And ELV Directives
New environmental directives that have come out of Europe and Asia limit the toxic chemical content in manufactured products in order to protect users and to facilitate the recycling of these components. Restriction of Hazardous Substances legislation limits hazardous metals contained in electrical and electronic components. The ELV (End-of-Life Vehicle) Directive limits polluting metals that can be contained in vehicles in order to minimize hazards caused by recycling their components. In order to comply, manufacturers will have to consider finishing processes such as a low-temperature black-oxiding process that does not use banned substances or leave them in the finished product.
In-House Blackening System Creates Faster Finishing Of Large Manifold And...
HPM Corporation (Mt. Gilead, Ohio) is a manufacturer of injection molding presses. These injection molding presses cover the full technology range, from toggle clamp injection molding machines to hydromechanical two platen presses.
Company Upgrades Blackening System To Improve Coupling Finish Quality
Product recognition in the marketplace is important to most companies. For Lovejoy Inc.
Part Finishing Solves Customer Delivery Demands
Getting and keeping a competitive edge with automotive customers these days requires ingenuity, hard work and a willingness to change with the times. For DCT's Stature Machining of Warren, Michigan, being more competitive meant doing its own part finishing in-house on two shifts to support its machining and
The Costs and Benefits of Cold Blackening
A new method combines a proven cold blackening process with an ion exchange filtration unit to overcome most objections to blackening your own parts. Here's a run-down of the trend to bring blackening into the shop.