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Published: 12/15/2008

Complementary Technologies Make MQL More Accessible
An add-on system for minimum quantity lubrication (MQL) combines an external pump with repeatable control over nozzle position.

Published: 9/30/2008

It's Only A Number
A person’s age is often said to be only a number, with overall health and fitness being the truly significant measures. Cutting fluids, like all industrial lubricants, should be held to the same standards—it really is condition that matters. By focu...

Published: 8/15/2008

The New Rules of Cutting Tools -- Rule #1: Do More With Your Machine
 (Advertorial) The tooling has the potential to transform the process.

Published: 6/21/2008

Collet System Keeps Cool Under Pressure
Coolant-through tooling is becoming increasingly popular as manufacturers continue to search for new ways to maintain the tight tolerances, high accuracies and smooth surface finishes required for many of today’s jobs. While coolant-through spindle...

Published: 5/30/2008

Successful Untended Operation
Machine tool accessories can make or break untended operation.

Published: 5/29/2008

Lending A Hand To The Machining Center
This coolant-operated gripper loads in the spindle like a toolholder, allowing the machining center to lift and move its own workpieces.

Published: 11/30/2007

Chip Control With Coolant
Directing high pressure coolant under the chip in turning applications can improve cutting rates, tool life and surface finish.

Published: 11/15/2007

Beat The Heat With High-Pressure Coolant
In lieu of traditional flooding measures, multitasking machine operators can use high-pressure coolant strategically to improve chip control and tooling life while enhancing overall productivity.

Published: 8/1/2007

Automatic Monitoring And Adjustment System Matches Coolant Pressure To Tool Needs
Sponsored by Okuma. Custom software has been developed to automatically identify the tool currently in a machine's spindle and adjust the coolant pressure to the appropriate level.

Published: 5/17/2007

A Cool Way To Cool
With increasing regulations on handling and use of metalworking fluids, the industry needs to look at other options to help resolve the contradictions between the need for cooling lubrication and the requirements for cleaner, safer technology.