• Posted on: 1 January 2016
  • By: Editor

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North America Metalworking Fluids Market Forecast 2017-2023

  • Posted on: 11 April 2017
  • By: Editor

PRN Newswire provides the following summary of the North America Metalworking Fluids Market Forecast 2017-2023. When reading this, keep in mind that at the first publication of this magazine in 1997, the projection for the metalworking fluid market was $2B. While only minor insight is provided into the technological aspects of the market, the bottom line is positive growth.

Coolant Recycling

  • Posted on: 26 January 2017
  • By: Editor

The January Issue of MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING, published by SME, includes this article by Senior Editor Bill Koenig. The article is broadly directed to chip removal and recycling opportunities for coolant. James D. West, general manager of Sanborn Technologies' North American filtration division (Walpole, MA) states "Technology has advanced to a point where we can provide recycled coolant with the same specifications as new coolant.

New Forging Lube from oelheld

  • Posted on: 16 January 2017
  • By: Editor

[PRESS RELEASE - OELHELD] AirForge 4028 is a newly developed protective lubricant for hot forging of steel and alloys. It delivers outstanding results when metal protection against oxidation, gas diffusion and heat is required. Revolutionary is the fact, that AirForge 4028 is colorless and does not contain graphite. It provides the much desired clean work and shop floor conditions most plant manager's a yearning for. AirForge 4028 is diluted in water and can be used either by dipping or spraying the metal blanks.

Out with the Carrot - In with the Stick

  • Posted on: 7 January 2017
  • By: Editor

Cash incentives or more regulation and enforcement? The Orange County Register (Jan 3, 2017) reports that changes are coming to the Air Board for Southern California. Republicans lost control of the South Coast Air Quality Management District board when Shelia Kuehl, an outspoken liberal democrat, was sworn in last week. Supervisor Kuehl of Santa Monica will serve as Los Angeles County's representative, replacing conservative Republican Michael Antonovich, who served on the air board since 1988, and has termed out of office.

Minimum Quantity Lubrication v Flood

  • Posted on: 17 November 2016
  • By: Editor

We have known UNIST for many years as leaders in MQL technology with bold confidence in their systems and products. The October 2016 edition of TLT Magazine, the STLE monthly publication, includes the article "20 Minutes With Tim Walker." Mr. Walker is the Senior VP of UNIST. He details the advantages and application criteria for use of MQL.


  • Posted on: 11 November 2016
  • By: Editor

Q: Good afternoon. We have MAG1 here made by Makino that are foaming like crazy. Our coolant supplier came with the solution to add calcium acetate to resolve the issue. While the addition of calcium acetate is indeed working, we are having a hard time to balance the calcium concentration between our machines. They have individual recirculation tanks filled by a common tank when needed. Some of our machines are running as high as 600 ppm of calcium. This is problematic because it can make calcification which is very hard to remove in the system.

Blaser Swisslube Celebrates 80 Years

  • Posted on: 31 October 2016
  • By: Editor

1936 was a year of international turmoil. In the midst of the global crisis, a 20 year man in Switzerland named Willy Blaser developed a water-proofing shoe polish that farmers found very useful. On the bicycle shown, he peddled from farm to farm, selling his popular shoe polish across the countryside. He had been trained as a painter, but was unable to find work. He founded a one-man company in his parent's house where he produced lubricants and chemical-technical products for agriculture.

Mini Skimmer Man

  • Posted on: 14 October 2016
  • By: Editor

Who is this guy, and why is he flipping us off? That's MINI-SKIMMER MAN, and it's hard to see but I think that's a thumbs-up. Either that or he's pointing to his new hat. What's he so happy about? Wayne Products has a complete line of skimming products that include cogged belt mini-skimmers for CNC machines, stainless steel belted mini-skimmers for harsh environments, flat belt mini-skimmers, skinni-mini drum skimmers, and a mini tube-type skimmer, They also have OEM and international mini-skimmers.