Related Glossary Terms
Substances having metallic properties and being composed of two or more chemical elements of which at least one is a metal.
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.
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.
Minimum and maximum amount a workpiece dimension is allowed to vary from a set standard and still be acceptable.
JTM Products Inc. has announced a new line of full synthetic metalworking coolants. SynMAX coolants benefit from a radically different chemistry to exceed the performance of semisynthetic fluids but without oil and without the historical drawback of past generations of synthetics. The result for operators is maximized machining output yielding more parts per hour while machining steel, aluminum and difficult-to-machine alloys.
“SynMAX coolants will change the way the market thinks about synthetics,” said Jennifer Lunn, senior chemist, certified metalworking fluids specialist, JTM Products. “Our field trials have proven that a full synthetic – containing 0 percent mineral oil – can be used to replace a high oil product without sacrificing lubrication. In fact, lubrication is improved.”
SynMAX coolants are formulated to cut aluminum as efficiently as steel, making them an ideal choice for multiple-metal shops. They eliminate staining of sensitive metals as well as surface and vapor phase corrosion. Parts and machine tools remain clean, with a light oil-like film to lubricate surfaces. SynMAX coolants are a suitable choice for through-the-tool coolant delivery, for difficult-to-machine alloys (such as in medical or aerospace applications), and wherever precision tolerance and high finishes are required. Additionally, they are exceptionally well-suited when cycle time improvement is needed or when tool life improvement is desired.
Three SynMAX coolants are available. All meet Boeing BAC 5008 Revision U for steel, aluminum and titanium and are REACH compliant.
SynMAX coolants are manufactured by JTM Products, Inc., manufacturers of KOOLRite™ semi-synthetic metalworking fluids. Like KOOLRite products, SynMAX coolants employ a unique BioArmor Technology that delivers built-in resistance to bacterial growth, without bactericides. They enjoy exceptionally long sump life, while eliminating the stench