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Ecological Aspects Of Cutting Fluids & Minimization Of The Ecological Impacts Of Cutting Fluids

Peter Giraltoš, Dušan Maga, Victor Klekovkin


Historically, cutting fluids have been used extensively in metal cutting operations for the last 200 years. In the beginning, cutting fluids consisted of simple oils applied with brushes to lubricate and cool the machine tool. Occasionally, lard, animal fat or whale oil were added to improve the oil’s lubricity. As cutting operations became more severe, cutting fluid formulations became more complex. Today’s cutting fluids are special blends of chemical additives, lubricants and water formulated to meet the performance demands of the metalworking industry.

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