Measurement & Fluids

Metalworking Fluids
thumb_metalworking_fluids.jpg Metalworking fluids are the oil- and water-based liquids that facilitate turning, milling, drilling and grinding. These fluids are often lumped together under the general term "coolant," though many metalworking fluids do not primarily perform a cooling effect. Rather, the primary value of many metalworking fluids is to provide lubricity that extends cutting performance and tool life, and to assist in clearing chips out of the way of the cut. Metalworking fluid technology has advanced considerably in recent years, to the extent that finding just the right cutting fluid for a particular machining process can dramatically increase efficiency or productivity.

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Long-Lasting Coolant Reduces Costs, Downtime


This shop provides a case in point of the substantial savings that can be realized with the proper coolant formulation. Rustlick Ultracut Pro, available from ITW Rocol North America, lasted twice as long in the sump than the shop’s previous coolant, leading to significant operating and maintenance cost savings.

Take good care of your coolant. Here's how.

Metalworking Fluid Troubleshooting Guide


Here are quick tips for solving the problems with your shop's most significant liquid asset.



Oelheld LubTool products

Product Line Lubricates, Cleans, Protects

By: Edited by Stephanie Monsanty
Oelheld’s LubTool line includes products for lubricating, cleaning and protecting parts from corrosion.

The Importance of Properly Maintained Grinding Oils

By: Emily Probst
Maintaining grinding oils in your system and properly filtering them is one way to improve the quality of grinding precision cutting tools.

Blaser Swisslube metalworking fluid

Metalworking Fluids Offered

By: Edited by Stephanie Monsanty
Blaser Swisslube offers high-quality metalworking fluids for applications including production of tiny parts for watchmaking, demanding parts in the medical industry, structural elements for the aircraft industry and mass-produced automotive parts.

Blaser Swisslube metalworking fluid

Metalworking Fluids Offered

By: Edited by Stephanie Monsanty
Blaser Swisslube offers high-quality metalworking fluids for applications including production of tiny parts for watchmaking, demanding parts in the medical industry, structural elements for the aircraft industry and mass-produced automotive parts.

Eriez SumpDoc

Mobile Unit Cleans Machine Tool Coolants During Production

By: Edited by Jedd Cole
Eriez offers its SumpDoc portable in-line fluid reclamation machine that provides complete coolant restoration and rejuvenation treatment of the metalworking fluids in the machine tool sump with minimal operator interface.


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