How they're used: Cutting oil provides lubrication and cooling, removes chips from the work area, and, if chosen carefully, can prevent rust and enhance the surface properties of the workpiece, and reduce the facility’s waste treatment burden.
Milling, drilling, boring and other simple, high-speed machine operations can usually be performed with lower viscosity cutting oils with standard additive packages. Elite operations such as broaching are performed at slower speeds and require higher viscosity cutting oils that contain Extreme Performance (“EP”) additives.
The machinery you operate should also influence your choice of cutting oils. Machines with seals made from special materials, and machines with substantial cross contamination between cutting oil and lubricant are two examples.
For other factors that can help your cutting oils perform at their peak, email an Acculube cutting oil specialist.
Acculube recommends this premium product, which is compatible with steel and aluminum:
Castrol Carecut ES2 is a premium neat cutting and grinding oil designed for high speed, heavy duty tool grinding, form grinding and gear grinding using CBN (superabrasive) grinding wheels, also creep feed and deep hole drilling, boring, tapping and trepanning.
Castrol Carecut ES2 is free of chlorine, active sulfur, and heavy metals. It has a high flashpoint for greatest safety, and an ester-based formula to optimize part finishes.
Acculube recommends this excellent standard use product, which is compatible with steel and aluminum:
Accurate Cutting Oil 111 is ideal for milling, drilling and cutting steels and nonferrous materials.
This popular cutting oil has an additive package containing chlorine and fat. It is sulfur-free, so it's safe for brass and copper, and will not stain.
This versatile, multi-purpose cutting oil does not contain any ingredient recognized by IRAC or OSHA.