Using coolants for CNC machining is critical if you want to protect your machinery and improve the products that you produce with your machinery. There are a lot of different coolants and different ways of using them, however, so you might be unsure of the best methods. These are a few tips that can help you make the most of coolants for CNC machining.
1. Use the Type and Proportion That is Recommended by Your Manufacturer
First of all, when choosing a type of coolant for CNC machining, it's important to check the manufacturer information for your machinery. In the manual, there is often information about the type of coolant that you should use, such as if it's recommended for you to use chemical coolants that have very little oil, cutting oil or some other type of coolant. You will generally also be provided with information about the amounts and proportions of coolants that you should be using. Checking for this information can help you ensure that you are using the right coolants and the right amounts for your machinery, since it does vary from machine to machine.
2. Use Deionized Water
Many types of coolants have to be mixed with water. You might think that this is as simple as using tap water within your place of business, but this is not the best idea. If you use regular water, you have to worry about the potential for rust and corrosion within your machinery and with the metals that you work with. Deionized water is a better choice, since using it will help prevent rust and corrosion-related problems. You should be able to purchase deionized water from the same company that sells your coolants, or you can purchase from industrial supply stores or stores that sell products for use in science labs.
3. Keep an Eye on the Quality of Your Coolants
Even if you buy the best quality of coolants that you can, you should know that they can break down over time. Regularly checking coolants for the presence of bacteria and to make sure that they haven't separated or declined in quality is important. Periodically, you should drain off any coolants that you have been using, clean everything thoroughly and replace with new coolant for best results.
As you can see, there are a few tips that you will probably want to keep in mind when using coolants for your CNC machines. If you purchase the right coolants and use them properly, you can help ensure that you get the best possible results.Share
5 August 2018
Hi, my name is David Dotson and the purpose of this blog is to educate others about the manufacturing process. For as long as I can remember, I've always been amazed by how different things are made. It fascinates me to think about the process of taking raw materials and turning them into something useful during fabrication. When I have spare time, I can be found reading about various types of manufacturing and industrial plants to learn how they operate. I wanted to write a blog about my findings so that others could also learn how raw goods are transformed every day into useable products.