Quaker Chemical Corp. showed me two science papers authored by the technical staff and researchers in its metalworking products laboratory. Quaker is a supplier of metalworking fluids formulated for specific machining applications. Glancing at the papers, I saw tables of data, micrographs, chemical formulas and long lists of references and scientific sources at the end. “Uh-oh,” I thought at first. Papers like these are usually hard to read and sometimes boring.
As it turns out, both papers are clear, readable discussions of topics related to metalworking fluids. Plus, both papers present insights useful beyond fluid usage concerns. So don’t be put off by the appearance of highly technical content. I recommend both papers. One runs 7 pages, the other 10.
For a short review of “Aluminum High Speed Machining” and a link to the full paper, click here.
For a short review of “Lubrication & Machining of Compacted Graphite Iron” and link to the full paper, click here.