The use of today’s micro-lubrication technologies for metalworking is offering better alternatives to all the traditional methods of lubricating machinery. These lubrication systems go beyond the typical mixing of only ten to twenty parts of fluid with water. They are unlike the traditional mixing parts which have been found to have extremely little lubricating value whatsoever. The concept of cooling tools through diverting heat has been countered and taken quite a few steps further. It now completely eliminates friction which has often been an impediment, sometimes even dangerous, during manufacturing processes.
Today’s metalworking fluids, safe to say, are now environmentally friendly. Only safe to use organic oils are utilized. These also have a substantially higher capacity, going as high as three hundred times, the traditional ten to twenty mixing abilities mentioned at the beginning of this note. These organic oils work well in preventing heat from occurring by completely eliminating the resultant tool use friction. The oils are distributed directly to the tool’s cutting edge. This happens before the cutting process is undergone.
This takes away the need to quench. Quenching would normally have occurred when heat was displaced through a tool’s chip. No more dangerous fumes are emitted either. Cleanup operations and good housekeeping in the workplace is improved considerably, thanks to lubricants being almost one hundred percent and entirely consumed in the cut. That is pleasing news indeed for all those involved in industrial and manufacturing processes. Because not only do they have greater opportunities to operate in more environmentally friendly ways, their industrious processes are being improved upon exponentially.
Finally, cost advantages abound because very little lubricating oil is necessary. So the environmentally friendly product, sparingly used, lasts a lot longer, saving on production expenditure. Tools last a lot longer too.