Oil Based Metalworking Fluids for Difficult Machining Operations

Posted by Mary Kimbro on Jul 23, 2020 12:03:34 PM

Oil based metalworking fluids are used in tough operations where lubrication and extreme pressure properties are required.  With the correct formulations of additives cutting oils provide significant improvements in cutting and grinding operations by reducing friction which results in better surface finishes and longer machine tool life.  They are particularly ideal for use with grinding wheels and other abrasive tools.  Though oil based cutting fluids do not replace water based fluids, where cooling properties are most important, they are instead used in applications where lubrication is more important than cooling.

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Topics: Cutting Oil, Oil Based Metalworking Fluids, Cutting Fluids

Cutting Oils That Provide Better Surface Finish & Increase Tool Life

Posted by Mary Kimbro on Jul 14, 2020 11:40:46 AM

Enhanced Cutting Fluid Formulations with Specialty Additives

Historically, conventional straight oils consisted of only oil or a mixture of oil and lard that didn’t last very long when used for machining metal. However, with current technology there is a wide selection of high performance oil soluble additives that help improve performance and prolong the life of these oil based cutting fluids. These enhanced cutting oils provide significantly better surface finish and increased life of the machine tool. This reduces scrap and the overall tool demand: increasing the return on investment of the machining process.

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Topics: Cutting Oil, cutting fluid

Efficient Removal of Tramp Oils Extends Coolant, Tool & Machine Life

Posted by Mary Kimbro on Jun 15, 2020 1:15:34 PM

The expectations for closer part tolerances and better surface finishes in today’s metalworking industry places high demands on manufacturers to ensure coolants are free of contamination as they are continually cycled through their machines.  The machining process generates significant heat and pressure on the cutting tool, grinding wheel and workpiece, making proper coolant maintenance critical in preventing overheating, ensuring a part better finish and longer tool life.  A major step in coolant maintenance and managing the machining process is the efficient removal of tramp oil.

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Topics: Tramp oil

The Problems of Corrosion in Machine Sumps

Posted by Mary Kimbro on Jun 4, 2020 3:42:59 PM

Understanding the cause and finding a solution

The Problem with Corrosion

In the metalworking industry, corrosion presents a serious problem and is a costly burden on manufacturers. Corrosion can destroy the dimensional integrity of a finished part and as well as parts of the machine itself.  

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Topics: Metalworking Coolants & Fluids, Corrosion in Machine Sumps

Fighting Foam: Understanding the Cause & Solving the Problem

Posted by Mary Kimbro on Jun 2, 2020 10:16:57 AM

Most water-based metalworking fluids used in machining today contain both oil and water. Oil and water, in general, do not mix without the addition of emulsifiers. Many commonly used emulsifiers are soaps, which as we would expect will increase the tendency of foaming in fluids. Foaming in machining operations can be a major issue for two main reasons:

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Topics: Metalworking Coolants & Fluids, Fight Foam Build-Up in Metal Working Fluids

Advantages of Long Life Semi-Synthetic Coolants for Heavy to Moderate Machining

Posted by Mary Kimbro on Jun 1, 2020 4:13:07 PM

There is a new generation of oil-based cutting fluids which give improved sump life two to eight times longer than standard fluids.  They are excellent mutli-metal coolants and are ideal for heavy to moderate machining in markets such as aerospace and oil & gas. These new formulations do not create offensive odors and do not contain troublesome bactericides or mid- to long-chain chlorinated paraffins or sulfur. They eliminate sump odors, provide exceptionally long sump life and a clean, comfortable and safe work environment for machine operators.

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Topics: Metalworking Coolants & Fluids, Long Life Semi-Synthetic Coolants

Long-Life Fluids Bring Unintended Challenges

Posted by Mary Kimbro on Apr 13, 2020 4:01:57 PM

Water-based fluids were a great breakthrough for the machining market. As speeds and feeds of the machines were increased, the need for cooling became essential. However, with the introduction of water-based products new challenges arose.

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Topics: Metalworking Coolants & Fluids

Coolant Maintenance During an Extended Shutdown

Posted by Mary Kimbro on Apr 9, 2020 3:26:11 PM

Protecting your coolant and machines: Key considerations during a shutdown

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Topics: Metalworking Coolants & Fluids

The Changing Role of Today's Metalworking Fluids

Posted by Mary Kimbro on Mar 26, 2020 12:08:18 PM

Metalworking lubricants and coolants are essential to maintaining the efficiency of the machining process.  New technologies are available that provide improved tool life, longer sump life, little to no odor and increased efficiencies.

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Topics: Metalworking Coolants & Fluids

New Industrial Strength “Bolt-Busting” Triple Action Lubricants

Posted by Mary Kimbro on Feb 12, 2020 4:28:18 PM

There are many rust preventives, penetrating oils, and lubricants on the market today. As their names suggest, they are used to loosen bolts and other rusted metal parts while also providing rust protection to help prevent parts from future seizing. A lot of these formulations are built from the same basic chemicals and have been used for many years in auto shops, machine shops, and in any home garage with very little change in the product make-up. However, the demands on these fluids in more industrial settings require increased performance and some companies have introduced newer formulations to the market specifically made for machine shop and factory applications by providing a superior combination of:

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Topics: Triple Action Lubricant

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