Metalworking Fluids

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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February 2019 Product Spotlight: Coolant and Chip Management

This month’s Modern Equipment Review Spotlight focuses on machining coolant and chip management. 

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This Canadian aerospace manufacturer cut coolant costs by 75 percent by installing a PRAB Guardian coolant recycling system, eliminating terrible smells in the process.

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Benz Kool 1300 Fluid Improves Surface Finish

PMTS 2019: The Benz lubricity fluid is said to enable faster cutting times, improve surface finishes and tolerances as well as 20-50 percent ...

Efficient Use of Metalworking Fluids

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