NuSol ALUMAX Forming Fluid

May 13, 2013

NuSol ALUMAX AG is a new technology that Chemtool Inc. has introduced to the metalworking industry for forming of all metals and exotic alloys. NuSol ALUMAX AG is formulated for today's competitive manufacturing environment which demands one fluid for all forming operations. This incorporates all metals including all nonferrous and aluminum alloys and tough exotic ferrous alloys. Lubrication performance is elevated by the presence of a hydrolytic additive which upgrades the thermal stability and oxidation resistance of the fluid during the lubrication process.

NuSol ALUMAX AG is formulated using a blend of unique preformed emulsions that possess a very small particle size that demonstrates outstanding boundary lubrication (average particle size of oneµm). NuSol ALUMAX AG preformed emulsions are further complemented with the presence of a balanced surfactant package that offers enhanced boundary lubrication and fluid detergency and cleanliness.

Product benefits include:

Outstanding lubrication based upon blend of synthetic esters and preformed emulsions of high molecular base stocks

Contains no sulfur nor chlorine

Low odor and low misting properties for worker acceptance and safety

Low smoking characteristics

Outstanding lubricant film strength for good die life and finish on all metals

Extremely small particle size for superior wetting and coverage on all metals

Excellent resistance to the negative effects of hard water chemistries

Superior lubrication regime offers performance across the temperature spectrum: runs clean and provides clean press surfaces

Halogen free and low foaming: water-based hybrid technology

Excellent corrosion protection for all dies, press surfaces and processed parts

Related Glossary Terms

  • alloys


    Substances having metallic properties and being composed of two or more chemical elements of which at least one is a metal.

  • aluminum alloys

    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.

  • film strength

    film strength

    Relative ability of a fluid to form a film between workpiece and tool, under the influence of temperature and pressure, to prevent metal-to-metal contact. See lubricity.

  • metalworking


    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.