Environmentally Friendly and Low Cost Manufacturing – Implementation of MQL Machining (Minimum Quantity Lubrication) 2007-01-1338
Near Dry or Minimum Quantity Lubrication (MQL) Machining eliminates conventional flood coolant from the machining processes. In doing so, MQL reduces oil mist generation, biological contamination of coolant, waste water volume, costs for capital equipment and regulatory permitting. MQL also improves recycling and transport of coolant contaminated chips . Although MQL machining technology has several advantages compared to wet machining, widespread implementation will require a paradigm shift among end-users, machine suppliers, and cutting tool suppliers. Successful implementation of MQL machining requires a high technical understanding and a solid infrastructure to support maintenance and on-going continuous improvement .
Citation: Stoll, A., Silverson, S., and Furness, R., "Environmentally Friendly and Low Cost Manufacturing – Implementation of MQL Machining (Minimum Quantity Lubrication)," SAE Technical Paper 2007-01-1338, 2007, https://doi.org/10.4271/2007-01-1338. Download Citation
Alexander Stoll, Scott Silverson, Richard Furness
Ford Motor Company
SAE World Congress & Exhibition
Energy Efficient Manufacturing, 2007-SP-2109, SAE 2007 Transactions Journal of Materials and Manufacturing-V116-5