Manufacturing economies are being judged on a number of different levels. Every aspect of a factory’s operation is being evaluated. For instance, the cost of fluid, its life cycle and the disposal of the product are being closely scrutinized by plant managers every day. Chemtool Incorporated has become a manufacturing partner to a number of customers. Our customers look to us to provide superior technology, performance, innovation and expertise.
Chemtool Incorporated has provided quality solutions for many customers needing cutting and grinding fluids for over 50 years. All our metal working fluids are designed specifically for today’s demanding precision applications such as cutting, tapping, broaching and grinding of both ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Some specific products can be utilized without the use of a chlorinated additive. They are formulated with the latest chemical innovations for lubricity, wetting, and corrosion prevention available. Our fluids set the standard for superior performance.
Our metal working products have played an integral role in keeping our customers lean, safe and ahead of the curve in their manufacturing process.
Metalworking fluids can be broken down into two basic categories:
Metal removal fluid involves cutting and grinding fluids and must satisfy 6 basic requirements:
- Conduct heat away from the part and tool
- Wash away chips and swarf
- Prevent corrosion
- Reduce tool wear
- Improve surface finish and high reflective surface having no residue
- Increase productivity
Metal forming fluid involves drawing and stamping and are otherwise known as metal forming fluids. Depending on the application, these products may be straight oils or water soluble products. For heavy duty applications, an extreme pressure additive package must be incorporated to handle the additional lubricity required.
Water soluble products are used to extract the heat generated during a heavy-duty operations. In this category is also rolling which is the rolling of a metal: steel, aluminum, brass or copper usually. Typically rolling requires a specific formulation match for each operation and we would require a “mill” survey to be filled out before we recommend a product. Please contact your sales engineer to help you if you have such an opportunity.