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Pros and Cons of Full Synthetic Metal Working Fluids

Posted by Chemtool Team | 08/27/2019

In previous blogs we’ve discussed advantages, disadvantages, and best applications for the four main metalworking fluid types: Straight oils, soluble oils, full synthetics, and semi-synthetics. In...

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Semi-Synthetic Metalworking Fluid Pros, Cons, and Options

Posted by Chemtool Team | 07/30/2019

In previous blogs, we’ve discussed advantages, disadvantages and best applications for the four main metalworking fluid types: straight oils, soluble oils, full synthetics, and semi-synthetics. In...

Categories: MWF, metalworking fluids

Conducting an Effective Fluid Trial in Three Basic Steps

Posted by Chemtool Team | 07/02/2019

Previously, we recommended trialing new metalworking fluids and listed reasons to request a trial. But what’s the best way to conduct one?

This post covers best practices for a metalworking fluid...

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Hard Water: Qualities, Problems, and Solutions

Posted by Chemtool Team | 06/05/2019

Water is essential to the use of many metalworking fluids—in most cases, the fluid in a machine is 90% water or more—in part because nothing beats water for easy cooling. But hard water can...

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How Much Does it Cost to Switch MWF?

Posted by Chemtool Team | 04/16/2019

As competitive pressures rise and data driven management philosophies become more common, it’s worth the time to examine every component of the machining process for cost reduction opportunities.

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How Does NuSol® Metalworking Fluid Stack Up?

Posted by Chemtool Team | 04/03/2019

In a sense, every major purchase comes down to comparison. Compare an apple to an apple, and it becomes apparent right away what a product is worth to you.

Chemtool’s NuSol® line of metalworking...

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How to Read a Fluid's Technical Spec Sheet

Posted by Chemtool Team | 02/27/2019

Modern metalworking fluids are highly complex substances, so it’s no surprise the technical data sheets (TDS) describing them can be complex as well. Fortunately, everything on a typical sheet is...

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Three Common Myths about Metalworking Fluids

Posted by Chemtool Team | 07/31/2018

Delve into any technical subject and you’ll find dozens of misconceptions which are believed even by those working in the industry. Machining is no exception, and even if we narrow the subject to...

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Five Reasons Why Metalworking Fluids Fail In The Shop

Posted by Chemtool Team | 07/17/2018

In recent blogs, we’ve described metalworking fluid (MWF) as being like a lever. It costs little by itself but can move your total costs up or down significantly. A fluid that fails will not only...

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