The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) recently announced the release of Minimum Quantity Lubrication, an addition to the SME Manufacturing Insights Video Series. According to the company’s press release, the video surveys four different manufacturers that use MQL to apply only the minimum amount of lubricant needed for each job.
Companies involved in the survey include the Ford Motor Co., Amerimax, Advance Mold and World Machinery and Saws System Co. These companies previously relied on traditional flood-coolant methods that create high handling, cleaning and disposal costs.
“This video is well done and should be considered a ‘must see’ for engineers considering flood applications for new machine tool systems,” says Gary Rodak, president of Machining Efficiencies, Inc.
The 40-minute video costs $149 or $129 for SME members. It can be ordered online at www.sme.org/store or by phone at (800) 733-4763.