BAM - The Alternative to Rotating Vacuum Drum Filters

  • Posted on: 26 March 2014
  • By: Editor

Every year we provide a few suggested alternative product names to the products we review. It's our way of helping suppliers reach the marketplace. We have renamed this monster the BAM - for BIG ASS MACHINE. See the tiny little man with the clipboard standing next to it. Wow! You can look at some machines and say, "Hey, if you've got the floor space and you can afford it, this machine can get it done." That's the BAM. But the BAM is not just brute force (that element of engineering design we all love the best).


  • Posted on: 20 March 2014
  • By: Editor

MICHAEL MOORE, et al. v. SCROLL COMPRESSORS, LLC, et al. A $28 million dollar verdict can draw a crowd. The lawsuits for employee injury from metalworking fluids aren't getting smaller, they're getting bigger. Boosted by their recent victory, a class action suit of current and former employees has been filed. The presently listed case is in Federal Court, in the Western District of Missouri. The case was originally filed in the Circuit Court of Laclede County, Missouri.

Metalworking "FluidWorker "

  • Posted on: 19 March 2014
  • By: SandBlaster

"FluidWorker" is a compact system from Wallenius, Sweden for bacterial control in metalworking fluids. It requires no time-consuming installation or downtime. You can plug directly into ongoing production. It can continuously purify the fluid which will contribute to safer work environment and better stability of the fluid.

HELP WANTED: Metalworking Fluids Technical Sales Engineer

  • Posted on: 14 March 2014
  • By: SandBlaster

Quaker Chemical B.V. has an opening for a TECHNICAL SALES ENGINEER, for the metalworking fluid industry to cover the Russia and CIS territory. Basic qualification criteria will be self-motivated salesman with at least a Bachelor (or equivalent) degree. Experience in a technical position and process knowledge in the metalworking industry will be an added advantage. Click article link to apply.

Metalworking Fluid : Alternative to Chlorinated Paraffin’s

  • Posted on: 10 March 2014
  • By: SandBlaster

Chlorinated Paraffin's have long been a hot topic of discussion in the Metalworking Fluid industry, with safety summarily associated with the chain length of the chlorinated paraffin. I was never sure that was the whole story. Croda claims to have developed a non-toxic, chlorine-free additive to replace chlorinated paraffin's.

£33,000 Award for Metalworking Fluid Occupational Asthma

  • Posted on: 6 March 2014
  • By: SandBlaster

Is this one of the reasons FORD looks to reduce the use of Metalworking Fluids? A former tool maker has been awarded £33,000 in compensation after he developed occupational asthma from almost two decades of exposure to metalworking fluid mist at a Ford plant in Dagenham. Ronald Hymans, 60, from Essex, worked at the plant operating machines that cut cast iron and hard steel. He was given a basic particle mask, but it did not provide any protection against the harmful coolant spray particles in the air.

Global Metalworking Fluids Market

  • Posted on: 5 March 2014
  • By: Editor

TLT Magazine, now 10 years old and published by 70 year old STLE, continues to impress. In the March issue, Milind Phadke of Kline & Co. provides this year's outlook of the metalworking fluid industry. Recapping the progress since 2004, trends are tracked in metalworking fluids and compared to worldwide steel, automotive, and aluminum markets. Breakdowns are by product and region.


  • Posted on: 4 March 2014
  • By: Editor

Your boss would drill a hole in a penny to avoid paying three cents for a washer. He laughed when your mentioned going to Orlando for the STLE Meeting. He frowned and shook his head when you mentioned the Metalworking Fluid Certificate Course. He's so tight he squeaks when he walks. Don't let his problem stifle your career growth.