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How to work well with metal cutting fluids

The world market is flooded with many kinds of metal working fluids. It has both trusted and suspicious brands. Working well with such fluids is easy if you follow simple guidelines. For instance, there are many companies that manufacture different classes of such fluids. Availability of cutting fluids does not imply quality or safety of these products.

In the first place, working with these fluids has health issues. Research shows that they are potential sources of respiratory, skin, and cancer-related health issues. This implies that you have to observe high standards of safety in the workshop.

In addition, your trusted supplier could have an impact on the quality outcomes of your finished pieces. Suppliers rely on metal cutting technology to deliver the best fluids to their clients. Getting such fluids from reliable suppliers should be your main concern.

Working well with any metal cutting fluid demands that you must be conversant with different types of fluids for metal cutting. The market offers straight oil, synthetic fluid, semi-synthetic fluid, and soluble oil fluids. While all of these oils can work wonders, each class has its inherent drawbacks.

However, a fluid that works well should be easy to collect, treat and dispose after use. Disposal problems are unique to certain classes of such fluids, for instance mineral based fluids for cutting metals have been used for a long time by many companies. Nevertheless they are known to cause problems during their collection, treatment, and eventual disposal.

Despite such drawbacks, metal cutting continues to serve humanity with amazing innovations, therefore the answer lies in the metal cutting technology. This has seen the emergence and widespread use of vegetable based cutting fluids, which have two major advantages. First they are non-hazardous and secondly they are cost-effective.

Metal working fluids are cleverly manufactured to serve your metal working needs. Make sure you select your supplier carefully and follow the safety regulations while using such fluids in order to get the best results

Changing from Alucobond/Composite panel to Solid Aluminium Sheet

Do you find yourself having to Route 3mm solid Aluminium sheet in preference to Alucobond/Composite panel? If you are experiencing any of the following you need to talk to our John Barker (Managing Director) of Unist Australia.

  • Ragged cutting
  • Burning out cutters
  • Breaking router bits
  • Terrible surface finish
  • Just the inability to get the job done

We understand your problem, you need to lubricate the routing cutter with our 3 nozzle Coolubricator.

For help on this matter call John Barker on 02 8850 2022 or email [email protected].

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