Lubricants, Coolants, Metalworking Fluids

Let the Good Parts Roll

Through less downtime replacing fluid, less wear and fewer tool replacements, this breakthrough fluid formulation helps machines produce more parts and generate higher revenue over the life of the equipment.
Lubricants, Coolants, Metalworking Fluids: Articles

Save Thousands with a Simple $30 Test

Most shops don’t think about machinery fluids and lubricants until they have a problem. Then the machine tool goes down, production is lost, parts fail . . . here’s how a little maintenance can go a long way.

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?

How to Clean Up Cast Iron Machining

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

Fairmont Supply Launches New E-Commerce Website

Users will find it easier to shop and buy specialty products for safety, general industrial, power and hand tools, maintenance operations and more.

QualiChem Named Small Business of the Year

They are recognized for sales, employee growth, staying power, innovation and contributions to their community.

TechSolve Appoints New Senior Management

Rick Gambaccini is their new chief commercial officer.


Lubricants, Coolants, Metalworking Fluids: Products

Mobile App for Metalworking Fluid Monitoring and Maintenance

Ideal for monitoring fluid inventory, usage, waste and recycling on everything from machine tool coolants and lubricants to parts washer degreasers, the TechTool mobile app from Fluid Service Technologies helps machine shops monitor an unlimited number of assets.

How to Test Stamping Lubricants Without Interrupting Production

The IRMCO iTool lubricant testing process is a servo press run, data collection program that allows for frictional forces, part measurements and deformation temperatures to be compared from different lubricants and also on different substrates.

Large Diameter Tube Bending Gel

Ideal for tube bending of 304, 409 and 439 stainless steels up to 8 in diameter, GEL 986-00D from IRMCO contains no mineral oil, no pigments or clays, no PTFE, and no chlorine, zinc, boron, phosphorous or sulfur-based EP or AW additives.