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.



STC Dip Spin Partners with PRAB

By: Jedd Cole
STC Dip Spin now offers wastewater consultations and equipment through the partnership.

Benefits and Challenges of Minimum Quantity Lubrication

By: Emily Probst
Optis, a joint venture between TechSolve and Castrol, looks at the positive impact of MQL, the challenges to its implementation and the industry’s current uptake of the solution.

Oelheld Breaks Ground on New Facility

By: Jedd Cole
The new facility will be located in West Dundee, Illinois.

Expanded Fluid Series for Grinding Processes

By: Katie Cattell
Oelheld U.S. is expanding its SintoGrind series with the IG 540.

Milacron Cimcool Cimpulse series

Multifunctional Fluid Can Be Used Throughout the Shop

By: Katie Cattell
Milacron Fluid Technologies’ brand Cimcool announces the launch of its Cimpulse series of fluids.


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