Lubricants, Coolants, Metalworking Fluids

Why Aren’t More Manufacturers Using Minimum Quantity Lubrication?

While the idea of sustainability is becoming better defined and understood, many manufacturers are still not taking the necessary steps to implement newer proven technologies that foster sustainability. Why?
Lubricants, Coolants, Metalworking Fluids: Articles

How to Clean Up Cast Iron Machining

The back wall and back ways of the milling machine enclosure were cleaned beforehand to observe residue levels as the test proceeded. Some residue was left in place for comparison (right-hand photo). After two weeks of operation, surfaces remained free of residue. (first view)
This case study explains how Chemtool formulated a novel metalworking fluid with Dow Chemical to clean up the cast iron machining operations of a Midwest machine shop.


Even though a machine tool spindle is a high-precision machine component, more often than not it is handled carelessly, forced to perform well beyond design limitations, or otherwise abused to the breaking point. Ed Zitney of SKF Machine Tool Services shows how proper care and maintenance can make all the difference in both its operation and longevity in service.


Lubricants, Coolants, Metalworking Fluids: Industry News

New Executive Management at Houghton

In the newly created position of senior vice president of Houghton International and president of Global Metals, Marcello Boldrini will assume the global leadership of Houghton specialty product lines for the major metal industries, including steel and aluminum and will report directly to Mike Shannon, the Houghton chief operating officer.
Marcello Boldrini is the new senior vice president of Houghton International and president of Global Metals.

Houghton Appoints Chief Human Resources Officer

Kym Johnson will be an influential member of the company executive team and report to the chief executive officer.
Kym Johnson is responsible for global human resources strategy and execution across five regions and a workforce of over 2,000 employees.

Management Changes at Houghton

Mike Shannon, Steve Taylor and Jeewat Bijlani take on new responsibilities to support global business.


Lubricants, Coolants, Metalworking Fluids: Products

A New Wave of Metalworking Fluids

The metalworking fluid industry is already playing an essential role in Resource-Efficient Manufacturing (REM), which involves doing more with less and finding viable reuse and recycling technologies to conserve materials, meet stringent environmental targets, and increase operational competitiveness.
The strategy behind REM is introducing new approaches to metalworking fluids that are dramatically reducing resource use.

Sump Cleaner Separates Metalworking Fluids

The innovative new discharge filter easily couples to its sump cleaner’s existing discharge port for second-stage filtering. It comes with nominally rated 10 µ and 25 µ filter bags for finer filtering and can be easily attached with no special tools needed. And it can be easily removed when it’s not needed. 
CECOR Sump Shark sump cleaners separate metalworking fluids from the solids being vacuumed so the fluids can be recycled.

Coolants, Lubricants, Metalworking Fluids

Some of the newest metalworking fluids provide up to four to five times longer sump life, up to 40 percent improved tool life, increased productivity, excellent rancidity control and greatly reduced concentrate usage that is operator friendly. (photo courtesy of CIMCOOL)
Take a look at some of the coolant, lubricant, and metalworking fluid technology being used by shops to increase their metalworking productivity, keep their machine tools clean, and reduce their cost of operations.