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TFC 2014
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August 2014
TLT Featured Story


Aluminum Metalworking Fluids
Between can and cars, the market for aluminum and its metalworking fluids are exploding.

“Formulating high quality aluminum machining coolants is particularly difficult because you are balancing biostability and bioresistance, with the propensity of these fluids to stain aluminum.” Most of the ingredients used to maintain pH and alkalinity also will stain. So the question then becomes, do you sacrifice alkalinity for the sake of corrosion control? Do you use a stain inhibitor, which can have its own negative consequences? Plus you need lubricity that is activated at relatively low temperatures. These additives also can become bug food. Of course, our customers want to use one fluid for everything, including stainless, and most end user perform some sort of recycling, which has its own unique set of challenges.…
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Events

STLE Houston Section Meeting, September 03, 2014  

European Webinar Series: Electrostatic Discharge in Hydraulic & Lubricating Systems, September 03, 2014

Webinar: Synthetic Metal Removal Fluids, September 17, 2014  

Webinar: Lubrication Selection for Rolling Element Bearings, September 23, 2014  

Webinar: Base Oil Groups I-V: Manufacturing, Properties and Performance, October 08, 2014

European Webinar Series: Base Oils for Lubricating Greases, October 09, 2014

Webinar: Turbine Oil Analysis Report Interpretation, October 15, 2014  

ILMA 2014 Annual Meeting, October 18, 2014  

STLE's Tribology Frontiers Conference, October 26, 2014  

STLE's Tribology Frontiers Conference, October 27, 2014    

STLE's Tribology Frontiers Conference, October 28, 2014    

 

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