Cutting fluids play a vital role in metal-machining workshops. While it’s easy to assume that conventional oils can serve as adequate cutting fluids, they’re not formulated to provide the same metal-machining performance as a dedicated cutting fluid.
CUTTING FLUID VS OIL
That said, cutting fluids differ from conventional lubricants in several ways, including:
- Composition: Cutting fluids are formulated with a blend of synthetic oils, extreme pressure additives, and corrosion inhibitors to provide superior lubrication and cooling during the cutting process.
- Viscosity: Cutting fluids typically have lower viscosities, allowing them to flow into hard-to-reach places during the cutting process.
- Performance: Cutting fluids are designed to perform in high-temperature, high-pressure environments where conventional lubricants typically break down.
WHAT IS THE FUNCTION OF CUTTING FLUIDS?
On that note, a good quality cutting fluid should provide several vital functions…
LUBRICATION: Keep the cutting area cool to prolong tool life and reduce sharpening costs per annum.
FINISH: Reduce friction, chatter and vibrations in the cutting process to ensure a smoother, neater, and more precise finish.
COOLING: Remove heat and shavings from the cutting area, thereby increasing tool life and speeding up the cutting process.
CORROSION PROTECTION: Safeguard the workpiece and newly machined surface against rust and other forms of corrosion.
SAFETY: Reduce the formation of smoke and potentially harmful vapours.
CRC INDUSTRIES’ SUPERCUT CUTTING FLUID
CRC Industries’ Supercut is a professional-grade, low-viscosity cutting fluid that’s highly regarded amongst metal machinists worldwide.
Thanks to its specially formulated blend of synthetic oils, extreme pressure additives, and corrosion inhibitors, Supercut significantly extends your tools’ life, reduces operating time, improves overall finish, and safeguards newly machined surfaces against corrosion.
Click here for more information on Supercut, or contact Rick on 078 097 8028 for trade enquiries.