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History of Metalworking fluids

Thursday 28th March 2013

MWF HISTORY – when it began...

 

 

 

 

The Use of Metalworking fluids increased at the beginning of the 20th century due to the creation of new industries, e.g. the automotive industry, and also due to the increased mechanisation of military

 

 

equipment.

 

The birth of the modern watermix fluid came about as a result of the need to simultaneously meet the high machining performance and production rates attainable with neat oils with the cooling capability of

water.

 

The properties of the early simple emulsions were progressively enhanced over many years by the incorporation of additives of increasing variety and sophistication.

Another interesting snippet from George...