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Published: 11/6/2014

Hybrid Lubricant Offers Advantages
An organic-urea-based, oil/grease hybrid lubricant can reduce machine maintenance costs and lead to longer coolant life.

Published: 10/29/2014

Ensuring Accuracy by Containing Coolant
One of the details that has been improved on a new cylindrical grinder is a casting design that isolates coolant from affecting the structure of the machine.

Published: 10/10/2014

Air in Your Favor
Blasting coolant through the spindle and out the end of the cutting tool is a great way to clear chips. Haas Automation’s Through-Tool Air Blast option can be an advantageous alternative.

Published: 6/11/2014

Got “Nano-Onions?”
What the heck’s a “nano-onion,” and how can it help me machine more effectively?

Published: 12/5/2013

Quickly Give Live Tools Coolant-Through Capability
This retrofit system enables users to quickly and easily add through-tool coolant delivery on their live tooling.

Published: 11/12/2013

Behind Closed Doors
Lang Technovation’s Clean-Tec fan clears away chips and coolant inside enclosed machining centers.

Published: 8/27/2013

Get the Handbook on MQL
A free handbook from Unist explains the benefits of minimum quantity lubrication and offers advice for those interested in moving away from conventional flood coolants.

Published: 7/3/2013

Tooling Tips for Exotics
While exotic materials typically provide improved wear characteristics and better service life in the final product, they can present particular challenges during machining.

Published: 5/6/2013

Metalworking Fluids and Machining
Blaser Swisslube uses its technology center in Switzerland to conduct tests that mimic the real-world work its customers perform. Here’s an example of an optimized drilling process.

Published: 1/10/2013

Study Details Advantages of MQL for Micromachining
A recent study found that Minimum Quantity Lubrication increased tool life by 100 times versus dry micromachining of 316L stainless steel.