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Metal cutting fluids

Common names that are associated with Minimum Quantity Lubrication or (MQL).

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The pumps do make a difference

Pump-based systems: like Unist’s Coolubricator and Serv-O-Spray move the fluid using a small pneumatic pump. The pump allows precise control of the fluid output though adjustments of its stroke length and frequency. The positive...

Understanding MQL: Through Turret or Spindle

When considering doing single channel MQL, whether through turret or spindle, the coolant channel passages will have an effect on how well it will work. Straight passages with no turns, cavities, or restrictions are...

Understanding Chip Removal

Chip removal in MQL is different than in flood cooling. In some ways it is harder; there is no fluid to wash chips away from the cut. In other ways it is better because...

What About The Mist?

Although commonly called a mist system, machining with minimum quantity lubrication has been shown to produce fewer emissions than flood cooling. It is, in fact, a low-emission process. Unfortunately, when starting with MQL, many...

How to avoid oils that oxidise

When a substance reacts with oxygen, it turns into another compound altogether with a different molecular structure. This process is known as oxidation or oxidization and is widely known to occur in metals but...

Facts You Should Know When Working with Metal Fluids

Metal working fluids enhance the lifespan of different metals used in the metal working process. In addition, these fluids have a superior maintenance quotient that improves performance. The commonly used products under this category...

Why You Should Use Bio-based Lubricants

If your company would like to increase the factory throughput, reduce tool maintenance costs and improve product quality in a safe environment, then you may want to start using bio-based metal cutting fluids. These...

Effective Tips for Cutting Fluid Maintenance

The usage and environment of metal cutting fluids cause them to change over time. So, a similar product can have a very different composition after using it in certain systems for sometime. Therefore, fluid...