Posts in Metalworking Fluids
Tapping Steel Auto Components

QUAKERCOOL® 7450

A major global automotive components manufacturer in the United States was experiencing issues with their competitive coolant including low tool life, poor surface finish, and high consumption leading to high cost. The customer was specifically looking for Quaker to improve tool life, reduce dermatitis, and decrease foaming. QUAKERCOOL® 7450, a semi-synthetic, low foaming micro-emulsion designed to provide the lubrication needed for demanding machining such as tapping, deep hole drilling and reaming provided a 17% Increase in tool life on rack tap, cost savings by reducing the concentration from 17% (competitive fluid) to 10% (QUAKERCOOL® 7450), eliminated dermatitis issues, extended sump life, and reduced carryout rates. 

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Heavy Equipment Components

QUAKERCOOL® 750 

A major manufacturer of precision pins, planet shafts and sleeves for trucks and heavy equipment was experiencing microbiological mold and fungi issues, including some machine rusting. The customer turned to Quakercool 750 which resolved the initial issues in addition to providing an improvement in tool wear and overall cost savings.

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Machining & Grinding

QUAKERCOOL® 740

A global automotive manufacturer performing machining and grinding on cast iron cams and cranks was looking to replace their current coolant in order to reduce coolant costs, lower usage rates. By switching all three of their coolant systems to QUAKERCOOL® 740, the customer realized a total annual cost savings of $50,033, lowered usage rates due to reduced carry off on the part, and reduced make-up rates by 2.5%.

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Stainless Steel Machining

QUAKERCOOL® 7350

A large machining workshop specializing in bar turning and precision machining of small to medium series parts on various materials such as steel, stainless steel, aluminum, and yellow metals was looking to Increase tool life, lower consumption, and improve productivity. After a three month trial of QUAKERCOOL® 7350, the customer realized the a nearly 100% increase in tool life for stainless steel turning inserts, improved machine cleanliness and detergency, and lowered consumption due to 1% decreased make up rate.

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Titanium & Alloy Steel

QUAKERCOOL® 7350

A large manufacturer of cycling equipment in the United States was producing machined components including cranks, hubs, and free wheels from a number of different materials. The customer was looking to replace a chlorinated coolant, eliminate occasional foaming, remove tacky residues and reduce costs without diminishing machining performance.  QUAKERCOOL® 7350 met all of these objectives while reducing cost per gallon and showing an average tool wear reduction of 11-13% on operations as difficult as titanium hobbing.

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