Related Glossary Terms
Substances having metallic properties and being composed of two or more chemical elements of which at least one is a metal.
- aluminum alloys
Aluminum containing specified quantities of alloying elements added to obtain the necessary mechanical and physical properties. Aluminum alloys are divided into two categories: wrought compositions and casting compositions. Some compositions may contain up to 10 alloying elements, but only one or two are the main alloying elements, such as copper, manganese, silicon, magnesium, zinc or tin.
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.
Suspension of one liquid in another, such as oil in water.
Any manufacturing process in which metal is processed or machined such that the workpiece is given a new shape. Broadly defined, the term includes processes such as design and layout, heat-treating, material handling and inspection.
Simply effective is the best way to describe the latest coolant solution from Blaser Swisslube. B-Cool MC 600 is a modern, water-miscible metalworking fluid developed for the needs of large and small series production. Its sophisticated and economical formulation makes it an all-rounder that combines high material compatibility and machine cleanliness with a robust performance during the machining of steel alloys, cast iron, and aluminum alloys.
“Stable, cost-optimized processes are crucial in large and small series production,” explains Stefan Freudiger, product manager at Blaser Swisslube. The demands made on machining technology are very high today, and productive and reliable production is vital. B-Cool MC 600 is a semi-synthetic metalworking fluid based on mineral oil that meets these requirements. Its sophisticated formulation ensures a stable emulsion that is low foaming also in high-pressure systems, and its good rinsing behavior keeps workpieces and machines clean.
For minimized process costs
The development team under Dr. Olivia Bossart, R&D chemist at Blaser Swisslube, has focused on an economical formulation that shows robust performance in universal machining applications. The strengths of the new coolant become fully apparent when machining cast iron, steel and aluminum alloys. B-Cool MC 600 demonstrates good material and machine compatibility and can be mixed with all water types. It contains no critical substances such as boron, chlorine, formaldehyde or sulfur. Dr. Olivia Bossart: “We only bring thoroughly tested solutions to market that offer our customers real added value. B-Cool MC 600 helps customers minimize their process costs.” During the development phase, the R&D team was supported by the machining experts from the in-house technology center, where the new solution proved its performance in practical tests.
“Productivity, economic efficiency and process stability are factors that critically depend on the choice and the quality of your metalworking fluid. With our profound machining know-how and experience, customized services and excellent products, we help our customers fully capitalize on the potential of their machines and tools and turn their metalworking fluid into a key success factor – a Liquid Tool,” says Stefan Freudiger in summary, expressing his approval of the latest coolant solution for customers producing large and small series.