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

KBC Tools Granted National Women’s Business Enterprise Certification

They are granted certification by the Great Lakes Women’s Business Council.

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.


Lubricants, Coolants, Metalworking Fluids: Products

Smart High Pressure Coolant System

The VR8 Variable Volume High Pressure Coolant System from MP Systems uses only the required horsepower to make set pressure, and automatically adjusts the gallons per minute output to maintain desired set pressure.

Mobile Monitoring and Maintenance of Fluids Used in the Machine Shop

Using the TechTool mobile app from Fluid Service Technologies on their iPhone or iPad, technicians can monitor fluid inventory, usage, waste and recycling on an unlimited number of machine tools.

High Performance Semi-Synthetic Coolant for Mixed Substrate Machining

Ideal for machining superior micro-finish on ferrous and aluminum substrates, Tech Cool 35052PK next generation metal removal fluid technology from Chemetall balances extreme lubricity and product stability without using chlorine, sulfur, boron or formaldehyde releasing compounds.