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

TechSolve Appoints New Senior Management

Rick Gambaccini is their new chief commercial officer.

NanoMech and Pace Industries Collaborate

They validate the use of nano-engineered advanced lubricant technology in die casting operations.

Quaker Acquires Lubricor

This deal adds new synthetic and semi-synthetic coolants, hydroforming fluids and stamping products for automotive applications to their portfolio.


Lubricants, Coolants, Metalworking Fluids: Products

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.

Tube & Pipe Fabrication

Here are some of the advances in tube and pipe fabrication equipment and accessories that are now available to help shops make money while meeting demands for more complex geometries, tougher materials, faster speed and higher quality.