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Published: 11/16/2004

Lathe Toolholders For Turning Away
Think 'unattended machining,' and the image in your mind is probably complex - that is, some machining process that relies on automation more than the typical machining process does. But does going unattended have to involve this complexity? Instead...

Published: 6/25/2004

The Science Of High-Pressure Coolant
High-pressure coolant is the new 'hot' technology, with approximately a 500 percent increase in use in the last 10 years.

Published: 6/25/2004

Coolant Filter Offers Alternatives to Biocides
Available from BioDefense Systems, a division of CLC Lubricants (Geneva, Illinois), is a compact filtration system for CNC machine tools, parts washers and other equipment that kills bacteria, viruses and fungi in coolants and other metalworking flu...

Published: 10/1/2003

Machining Dry Is Worth A Try
Reducing cutting fluid use offers the chance for considerable cost savings. Tool life may even improve.

Published: 9/15/2003

Doing Away With Coolant Disposal
This shop installed a series of improvements that eliminated spent coolant waste.

Published: 5/15/2003

Corrosion And Metalworking Fluids
By definition, corrosion is the partial or complete wearing away, dissolving or softening of any metal substance by chemical action. The term 'rust' is often misapplied or misused, as it applies only to iron and steel. The term 'corrosio...

Published: 4/15/2003

Coolant Considerations For Medical Machining
While the proprietary nature of the actual metalworking processes used for making 'body parts' tends to be more mystique than technique, there are some things to think about for shops that are looking to do this kind of work.

Published: 2/15/2002

Closed Loop System For High Speed Spindles
As high speed machining has become more common, machine tool spindle technology has continued to advance. Spindle lubrication has been a special area of concern, and significant improvements have been appearing steadily.

Published: 3/1/2000

Troubleshooting Your Way Oil System
An expensive lesson that many shops learn too late is that the automatic oil system on their CNC machine tool may not be completely automatic. Since the automatic oil system is designed to give a warning when the oil tank is empty, many machinists s...

Published: 3/15/1999

Ozone Provides Solution To Bacteria In Coolants
Bacterial growth in metalworking fluids eventually leads to machine downtime. Furthermore, shop owners and plant managers see an increased cost of purchasing replacement fluids and the disposal of spent fluids.