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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Contract awarded for Purchase and delivery of medical films for the dry pix 4000 laser camera for dry machining and x-ray films and photochemical reagents for developer and fixer for x-ray images for automatic processing
Both the MC275, which has a solid carbide shank, and the MC075 high-speed cutter are suitable for roughing operations, synchronous milling, and dry machining in full slotting, lateral milling, ramping, helical milling, and plunging 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.
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.
To bring down water usage, several, of Ford's engine plants around the world have begun using a technique known as dry machining. In dry machining, cutting tools are lubricated with a minuscule amount of oil.
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.
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.