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HPC Puts A Tiger In Your CNC Machine

Posted by Marie Orian on Dec 3, 2017 2:23:39 PM

High-pressure, high velocity coolant gives you the power needed to effectively remove heat generated by the cutting process before it can accumulate and increase temperatures to the point where tooling and work piece surfaces are damaged.

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Topics: Cutting Fluid, Cutting Speed, High Speed Spindles, Coolant Fluid, Metalworking Fluid

High Pressure Coolant (HPC) Machining — a Tour De Force!

Posted by Marie Orian on Oct 20, 2016 2:05:00 PM

High Pressure Coolant (HPC) has proven itself in many dedicated turning and milling applications and on difficult-to-machine materials; at removal rates up to three times more than conventional flood coolant systems. Users report elimination of chip jamming, faster cutting and much longer edge life in outer and inner diameter turning as well as grooving, parting and hole-making. 

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Topics: Increasing spindle speed, Cutting Fluid, Machining

Machining Titanium: Is There A Way To Beat The Heat?

Posted by Marie Orian on Aug 23, 2016 2:30:00 PM

Titanium – it's an almost supernatural substance, with an amazing strength to weight ratio, the ability to resist fatigue and stress fractures in radically divergent temperatures, superior corrosion resistance properties, and wonderfully human-friendly biocompatibility. Parts made from Titanium and Titanium alloys are invaluable for use in ultra-harsh environments; from the ocean depths to outer space and even inside the human body.

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Topics: Cutting Fluid, Coolant Fluid, Machining

Medical Machining: It's a Small World After All

Posted by Sharon Weiss on Jul 5, 2016 4:19:02 PM

The global medical manufacturing industry is one of the world’s fastest growing industrial sectors. It has accounted for more than 10% of the gross volume of metalworking activities recorded in 2015. The demand for the production of smaller, more intricate, and accurate medical industry parts that are often manufactured from difficult-to-machine materials continues to increase.

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Topics: Cutting Fluid, Machining, micro machining

Troubleshooting Guide: Repurposing a Metalworking Fluid

Posted by Sharon Weiss on Feb 11, 2016 3:55:44 PM

Coolant is an integral part of the machining process and serves multiple purposes. When there’s an issue with the fluid, it can create several problems including reduced equipment performance, equipment damage and even safety hazards.

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Topics: Cutting Fluid, Metalworking Fluid

Back to Basics: Which Type of Cutting Fluid is Best for Your Application?

Posted by Sharon Weiss on Jan 18, 2016 4:05:52 PM

There are some obvious expectations when it comes to cutting fluid—high thermal conductivity for cooling, good lubricating qualities, stability against oxidation and corrosion prevention to name a few. It’s an important factor in optimizing your machining operation, so don’t take it for granted—make sure you’re using the proper type of cutting fluid to best support the application at hand.

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Topics: High Speed CNC Machines, Cutting Fluid, Cutting Speed

Back to Basics: Which Type of Cutting Fluid is Best for You?

Posted by Dror Pockard on Dec 3, 2015 3:08:53 PM

There are some obvious expectations when it comes to cutting fluid—high thermal conductivity for cooling, good lubricating qualities, stability against oxidation and corrosion prevention to name a few. But if you want to optimize your machining operation, you have to ensure you’re using the right type of fluid for the job. Don’t take your fluid for granted—make sure the choice you make can support your needs.

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Topics: High Speed CNC Machines, Cutting Fluid

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