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Considerations for Machining Exotics

In manufacturing, the term “exotic” is used to describe materials that display excellent wear characteristics, durability and service life in high heat, extreme cold or corrosive environments.


Technologies for Chip and Coolant Management

To the casual observer, removing the chips created during a metalworking manufacturing process may seem about as complicated as emptying a waste basket.


Mist Collector Design Fundamentals

Consider design differences when determining what style of mist collector is best for a given application.


About Metalworking Fluids and More (Part 2)

Two science papers from Quaker Chemical Corp. are worth reading for what they say about key developments in metalworking technology.


About Metalworking Fluids and More (Part 1)

Two science papers from Quaker Chemical Corp. are worth reading for what they say about key developments in metalworking technology.


Tool-Related Considerations for More Efficient Machining of Titanium

The expert in our Titanium Machining Zone offers advice related to coolants and coatings.


The 400° Difference

Cryogenic machining achieves dramatic tool life gains not by flooding the cut, but by refrigerating the tool.


The Many Ways Ford Benefits from MQL

Clean machining using minimum quantity lubrication has allowed Ford’s Van Dyke transmission plant to become fundamentally more efficient and effective at manufacturing six-speed automatic transmissions.


Coolant Filtration Yields Significant Savings

While many shop managers intuitively understand the importance of properly maintaining coolant, it's likely that few have calculated the actual cost savings of doing so. Keller Products says the 80-percent savings realized by one customer after inst...


Going Lean Has Positive Benefits For Metal Finishing

The rationale behind lean manufacturing applies very directly to metal coating and finishing processes. The cost savings are often greater than one might expect.


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