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

Management Changes at Houghton

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

Houghton Celebrates 150 Years

The special anniversary issue of The Houghton Line contains a collection of material from past issues, including wise or witty quotations, social and political commentary.
A special anniversary issue of their popular industry periodical is also being resurrected.

Airbus Awards Chemetall

The Chemetall representatives are proud to receive the "accredited supplier" award as part of the Airbus SQIP program. Present at the awards ceremony were (l-r) Ronald Hendriks, Quality Manager EMEA, Airbus SQIP Coordinator; Hendrik Becker, Global Segment Manager Aerospace; Christoph Hantschel, Global Product Manager Aircraft Sealants. (c) Airbus S.A.S, Mit freundlicher Genehmigung von Airbus (PRNewsFoto/Albemarle Corporation)
Achieving "accredited supplier" status is the highest honor a supplier can receive.


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.