dry machining

dry machining

[¦drī mə′shēn·iŋ]
(mechanical engineering)
Cutting, drilling, and grinding operations in which the use of a cutting fluid (lubricant) has been eliminated.
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Combined with the wear-resistant ceramic binder, this means that the insert can also be used for dry machining operations.
Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio's team said: "Near dry machining, otherwise known as minimum-quantity lubrication, leads to the use of conventional removal fluids, causing less environmental waste with the same quantity of lubricant used.
In the paper are presented and evaluated two sustainable machining alternatives: dry machining and machining with minimum quantity lubrication.
As part of its commitment to sustainability, Ford Motor Company has added its dry machining capability to six plants globally a number that will nearly double in the next few years.
Dry machining is a more ecologically friendly alternative to wet machining, but a lack of available cutting tools that offer the necessary lubrication and desired hot hardness has limited its usage.
The process saves hundreds of thousands of gallons of water and oil, per year, and by eliminating the coolant/water mixture, dry machining obviates the need to treat and dispose of an oily waste stream.
Key words: coatings, power consumption, dry machining, light alloys
Both original equipment and legacy retrofitting solutions are available, including support for alternation between wet and dry machining on a single machine.
The Cold Gun is ideal for dry machining or to replace messy mist systems.
The worktable can accommodate up to 1,155lb workpieces, plus the unique enclosure allows free chip fall, suitable for wet or dry machining.
The gun is said to speed dry machining of rubbers, plastics, etc.
From the test results we can notice that the best cutting conditions turn up at the turning without cooling lubricants or at dry machining.