See if you can think of other ways this automotive company might have benefitted by implementing minimum quantity lubrication.


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MQL offers economical and environmental benefits because just a small amount of coolant
is required during machining operations.


When visiting machine shops to profile in our magazine, sometimes there are specific elements of a machining process or certain advantages of a machining strategy that the shop would prefer to keep under wraps. In a recent story about a Ford transmission plant, there were a couple benefits experienced by adopting minimum quantity lubrication for machining aluminum components that the company wasn’t really keen on putting out there. So I left out that stuff. But if you read this article, you might be able to consider other ways the company (and perhaps you) might benefit from MQL.