Metalworking Fluids & Coolants

Metalworking fluid (MWF) is the name given to a range of oils and other liquids that are used to cool and/or lubricate metal work-pieces when they are being machined, ground, milled, etc. MWFs reduce the heat and friction between the cutting tool and the work-piece, and help prevent burning and smoking. Applying MWFs also helps improve the quality of the work-piece by continuously removing the fines, chips, and swarfs from the tool being used and the surface of the work-piece. (Swarfs are the small pieces of metal removed from a work-piece by a cutting tool.)