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

Successful lubricant testing is done periodically to monitor the overall trend of the lubricant quality and watch for breach of a threshold, a definitive increase in wear particles, changes in viscosity, or other types of contamination or quality breakdown. Until that threshold is reached, oil may only need to be topped off or filtered.
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?

Metal chips produced during MQL machining are nearly dry and much cleaner than conventional approaches.  Near-dry chips are easier to recycle and more valuable as a recycled material.
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

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

Quaker Acquires Lubricor

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

Houghton Launches New Website

Visitors can now access product information, white papers and data sheets on metalworking fluids in 14 languages across all platforms and devices.

DTS Appoints New President

Bill Bohr, DTS“This company, its parent company, and these premier brands have a great reputation for engineering high-quality systems backed by responsive customer service. I look forward to furthering the company’s success and pursuing additional growth.”
Bill Bohr assumes his new position with the company.


Lubricants, Coolants, Metalworking Fluids: Products

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

Ideal for furniture, pipe and automotive applications as well as for job shops, the E-TURN all-electric tube bender from BLM Group provides automatic right and left hand precision bending of a variety of tube configurations, including round, square, rectangular, flat-sided, oval and elliptica.
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.

Multi-Purpose Fluid for Both Machining and Grinding

CIMPULSE 49MP from Milacron is ideal for turning, drilling, milling, reaming, boring, tapping, and grinding most metals.