Mary Kimbro

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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

The Problems of Corrosion in Machine Sumps

Posted by Mary Kimbro on Apr 30, 2020 11:20:34 AM

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

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

5 Considerations When Selecting Metalworking Coolants & Fluids

Posted by Mary Kimbro on Feb 10, 2020 2:32:03 PM

Metalworking fluids are engineered for a variety of lubrication and cooling operations.  Since there are many combinations it is imperative to first select the correct fluid for the application.  When cutting metal from the workpiece, one of the considerations in selecting a fluid is the cutting speed.   Lower speeds demand a fluid that serves as a lubricant to prevent friction-induced wear, galling and chatter.  Each of these can cause reduced tool life and scrap parts.

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Topics: Metalworking Coolants & Fluids

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