Lubricants, Coolants, Metalworking Fluids

Proteins: A Cutting Edge Clean Technology Additive for Metalworking Fluids

How can a shop reduce their operating costs when they face the challenges of machining difficult-to-cut metals and temperature-resistant super alloys, improving employee safety, and being more environmentally friendly? One solution lies in proteins . . . yes, that’s right, proteins.
Lubricants, Coolants, Metalworking Fluids: Articles

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.

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

Quaker Chemical to Merge with Houghton International

The new company will offer one of the world’s largest metalworking fluids portfolios.

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.


Lubricants, Coolants, Metalworking Fluids: Products

Intelligent Filtration Technology that Grows with Expanding Grinding Operations

Vomat modular cooling lubricant filtration systems from Oelheld operate in full-flow mode to separate dirty and clean oil 100 percent through a high performance pre-coat filter that purifies cooling lubricants to NAS 7 or 3 μm to 5 μm particle size.

Metalworking Fluid for Extra Heavy Duty Aerospace Machining and Grinding

CIMPERIAL 35-880 from CIMCOOL is an excellent choice for manufacturing aircraft components made from aluminum, titanium, steels, stainless steels, nickel-based alloys, and cobalt-based alloys.

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.