Related Glossary Terms
Fluid that reduces temperature buildup at the tool/workpiece interface during machining. Normally takes the form of a liquid such as soluble or chemical mixtures (semisynthetic, synthetic) but can be pressurized air or other gas. Because of water’s ability to absorb great quantities of heat, it is widely used as a coolant and vehicle for various cutting compounds, with the water-to-compound ratio varying with the machining task. See cutting fluid; semisynthetic cutting fluid; soluble-oil cutting fluid; synthetic cutting fluid.
Wanner Engineering Inc. and ChipBlaster Inc. provide some insight into the effectiveness of high-pressure coolant to prolong tool life and eliminate heat damage. Cutting Tool Engineering produced this report based on informational videos submitted by ChipBlaster and Wanner Engineering.
This report is a video supplement to "Break the Barrier," a feature article that will be published in the September 2017 issue of Cutting Tool Engineering magazine.
To view the original videos from each company, click the links below: