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There are several items with a central system mix which can be monitored and actions taken that will help prevent ammonia odors: 1.Maintain your CIMCOOL metalworking fluid mix concentration within the... (View Full Article)
(Contract Manufacturing and Fabrication)
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Broaching is classified as a machining process with a very high-degree of severity. This cutting process combines roughing and finishing while removing stock to precision limits faster and with better... (View Full Article)
(Filtration and Separation Products)
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Filtration is a process employed in the metalworking industry to remove contaminants from fluid mixes so they can be reused in a circulating system. Contaminants reduce the performance and shorten the... (View Full Article)
(Chemicals and Raw Materials)
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Where chlorine comes from, what form it can take and its implications, especially in the aerospace industry: Chlorine is an element belonging to the same group as fluorine, bromine and iodine. This... (View Full Article)
(Industrial Cleaning and Surface Preparation)
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The first step in cleaning is to identify the contaminant to be removed. There are two basic categories of contaminant, organic and inorganic. Organic contaminants are those based on carbon, such as... (View Full Article)
(Industrial Cleaning and Surface Preparation)
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A clean metalworking fluid performs better and lasts longer than a dirty fluid. When recharging an individual machine or central system fluid tank, a cleanout of the tank is beneficial so that the... (View Full Article)
(Calibration and Testing Services)
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The "concentration" of a CIMCOOL® Metalworking Fluid is the measurement of specific parameters or components in the product. For a given product there can be several different measurements of... (View Full Article)
(Contract Manufacturing and Fabrication)
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These are typical items frequently discovered in metalworking fluids. These contaminants are not put there by the fluid manufacturer but get in during use, through mishandling, or through poor... (View Full Article)
(Contract Manufacturing and Fabrication)
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When converting from a straight oil to a water soluble metalworking fluid, a cleanout of the tank is essential so that the fresh charge of metalworking fluid can perform with maximum efficiency. If... (View Full Article)
(Contract Manufacturing and Fabrication)
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Heat removal is one of the most important functions of a metalworking fluid. Effective heat removal yields good tool life and dimensional accuracy of parts. Water has greater capacity for removing... (View Full Article)
(Carbides, Ceramics and Glass Materials)
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Glass, one of the oldest man-made materials known, dates back to 3500 BC in the region of Egypt and Mesopotamia. Natural forms of glass are traceable back to the beginning of time. Manufactured or... (View Full Article)
(Contract Manufacturing and Fabrication)
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Burnishing, deburring and tumbling are specific applications that fall under the broad term mass finishing. Mass finishing refers to a varied group of surface conditioning processes used in... (View Full Article)
(Contract Manufacturing and Fabrication)
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Foam is typically considered to be an undesirable property in a metalworking fluid. Since most metalworking fluids have good cleaning properties to help keep machines clean, they also foam when... (View Full Article)
(Industrial Cleaning and Surface Preparation)
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One of the most critical operation in the metalforming process is the preparation of the formed metal part for a finishing operation. Whether the plate is to be plated, painted, chromated, or E-coated... (View Full Article)
(Contract Manufacturing and Fabrication)
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Metalworking fluids have typically been provided to the work zone at pressures below 100 psi (7 bar). Conventional delivery systems use this relatively low pressure to "flood" the work area with... (View Full Article)
(Industrial Cleaning and Surface Preparation)
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Cleaning and degreasing metal, plastic and glass by dipping, soaking or spraying with liquid cleaners is a common process in the manufacturing industry. Industrial parts washers remove grease, soil,... (View Full Article)
(Chemicals and Raw Materials)
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Lead is a very soft and malleable blue-grey metal that is partially soluble in water. Pure lead (Pb) is a chemical element and a heavy metal. Lead can combine with many other materials to form... (View Full Article)
(Contract Manufacturing and Fabrication)
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With its low mass, high strength, and excellent resistance to corrosion, titanium solves many engineering challenges. (1) Titanium is 30% stronger than steel but is nearly 50% lighter. Titanium is 60%... (View Full Article)
(Contract Manufacturing and Fabrication)
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Prolonging the life of the metalworking fluid and optimizing its performance are very dependent on the control of the metalworking fluid system. This control includes maintenance of the mechanical... (View Full Article)
(Contract Manufacturing and Fabrication)
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The following describe the different analyses performed on your CIMCOOL water soluble metalworking fluid mixes. To help you maximize and maintain the performance of your CIMCOOL water soluble... (View Full Article)
(Contract Manufacturing and Fabrication)
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Conventional metalworking fluid delivery systems provide fluids to the work zone in volumes which "flood" the work area. Typically these fluids are filtered and then recirculated through the system.... (View Full Article)
(Contract Manufacturing and Fabrication)
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Metalworking fluids are designed to make modern machine tools perform more productively, accurately, and efficiently. A review of these guidelines will enable you to design machine tools for optimum... (View Full Article)
(Contract Manufacturing and Fabrication)
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The advent of water-based chemical metalworking fluids has led to some objections to their use because they can cause paint to soften and peel off the machine. This is not true of all water-based... (View Full Article)
(Contract Manufacturing and Fabrication)
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Medical Parts Manufacturing is a rapidly growing market, estimated at $100 billion in sales in 2004. There is high demand for such orthopedic implant procedures, such as knee and hip replacements,... (View Full Article)
(Contract Manufacturing and Fabrication)
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Rancidity is one metalworking fluid problem which demands immediate attention. Employees will not tolerate a foul smelling fluid and even if they would, the rust, loss of finish, poor tool life, and... (View Full Article)
(Contract Manufacturing and Fabrication)
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The dictionary defines residue as something that is left behind. In the application of metalworking fluids two basic kinds of residue can develop which we refer to as insoluble deposits and product... (View Full Article)
(Coating Equipment)
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Corrosion, an ongoing concern for industry, may cause reduced service life or complete failure of manufactured parts and finished goods. These issues directly impact the cost efficiency of the... (View Full Article)
(Calibration and Testing Services)
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Dermatitis or skin irritation in a metalworking plant can arise from a number of causes, such as too strong of a fluid mix, improper use of solvents or cleaners, changes in weather, contaminated... (View Full Article)
(Contract Manufacturing and Fabrication)
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There are 3 types of water-based metalworking fluid concentrates. Each type is defined by the amount of mineral oil it contains. Soluble oil fluids contain the most mineral oil, while semi-synthetic... (View Full Article)
(Contract Manufacturing and Fabrication)
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Water is the major ingredient in a water soluble metalworking fluid mix. It may amount to as much as 90-99% of the mix as used. Therefore, its importance in product performance can not be ignored.... (View Full Article)
(Industrial Cleaning and Surface Preparation)
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Phosphates are naturally occurring compounds that are a combination of mineral phosphorous, hydrogen, and oxygen. These compounds are important nutrients for plants and animals as well as a key... (View Full Article)
(Contract Manufacturing and Fabrication)
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Even with the best fluid management procedures, waterbased metalworking fluids will not last indefinitely. Typically, two situations can dictate disposal of the fluid. These are excessive... (View Full Article)
(Air Quality)
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Our current national air pollution control program is based on the 1970 version of The Clean Air Act law that was passed in 1963. The main purpose of the act is to protect and enhance the quality of... (View Full Article)
(Contract Manufacturing and Fabrication)
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Waterbased metalworking fluids must be properly mixed and maintained in the proper concentration range to maximize performance. When fluid concentrate and water are mixed to charge the machine's fluid... (View Full Article)