• Posted on: 8 July 2014
  • By: Editor

In response to our recent postings related to our July focus on Real-time Microbial Viability Assessment and specifically regarding the research developing at Ghent University, we received comment from Dr. Volker R. Stoldt, Member of the BioStruct Research Group at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, where research is also being conducted in this critical area of optimization and worker safety. Dr. Stoldt provides us with additional insight into flow cytometry research and his opinion of the future of real-time assessments:

Metalworking Fluid Real-Time Monitoring

  • Posted on: 7 July 2014
  • By: SandBlaster

Leeds, UK ­ April 17, 2014 ­ When Q8Oils launched its Field Service Technician (FST) service at the MACH exhibition in 1992 it was an instant hit with visitors and was so well received in the wider industry that, at METCUT 1994, it received the Metalworking Production ŒTechnical Innovation¹ award.

Zombie Bacteria

  • Posted on: 30 June 2014
  • By: Editor

Dead, live, and,..undead bacteria.  Do the blue ones turn green or do they turn red?  Are the blue zombies a hazard to a metalworking fluid system?  We reported last week on the research being conducted at Ghent and it's potential application to real-time assessment of metalworking fluid condition. No question, that is the elusive Holy Grail of metalworking fluid management. Here and there we see promising technology, like that from LuminUltra.

Real-time Microbial Viability Assessment in Water-Based Systems

  • Posted on: 27 June 2014
  • By: Editor

Rapid assessment of the biostability of metalworking systems is the future. It is road-center on the critical path to proper maintenance of the systems and limiting waste. Ghent University is a Dutch-speaking public university located in Ghent, Belgium. It is one of the larger Flemish universities, consisting of 38,000 students and 7,900 staff members. At Ghent, the Laboratory of Biochemistry at is seeking partners interested in real-time microbial viability assessment in water-based systems susceptible to microbial growth.

Metalworking Fluid : New Product

  • Posted on: 21 June 2014
  • By: SandBlaster

Wallover Oil Company, a well-known manufacture of metalworking fluids from Strongsville, Ohio introduces WS 8800 Machining Coolant.

Application and Metal suitability: Machining and grinding of ferrous and non-ferrous metals including stainless steel, titanium, cast aluminum alloys and cast iron. Also effective for machining all alloys of aluminum.

IMTS 2014 Adds QualiChem to Exhibitor List

  • Posted on: 16 June 2014
  • By: Editor

SALEM, Va. - June 16, 2014 - QualiChem will feature its premium cutting and grinding fluids for high-pressure applications at IMTS 2014, in Chicago, Sept. 8-13. QualiChem invites you to come to Booth N-7227 at IMTS and let their experts show you why "The Fluid Matters." Established in 1989 with headquarters in Salem, Va., QualiChem claims to be the fastest-growing fluids manufacturer in the metalworking industry.


  • Posted on: 16 June 2014
  • By: Editor

Some people just seem to enjoy life more than others.  I think I want to hang with these guys when they come to Dallas next year.  STLE has posted bunches of photos from the 2014 STLE Annual Meeting on Flickr.   If you got an award, send mom the link, because you're there.  The student pics are the best.  See the Pyramid Sled. See Kalvan getting a head start in the Hot Wheels race.  Just a lot of fun stuff.  We will be there in 2015 in Dallas.  Don't miss it!

Water, water everywhere but not a drop to drink

  • Posted on: 15 June 2014
  • By: SandBlaster

While the world is worried about our DRY PLANET, Scientists on Friday said massive amounts of water appear to exist deep beneath the planet's surface, trapped in a rocky layer of the mantle at depths between 250 miles and 410 miles (410 km to 660 km). Don't plan of drilling your well to that depth and pumping it out. The water is not liquid - or any other familiar form like ice or vapor.