QUAKERAL® 370

CASE STUDY – TURNING & DRILLING

 

CHALLENGES


 

A manufacturer of cast aluminum wheels for the passenger car and light truck market, experienced problems in machining the castings. Key problems were:

  • Poor tool life
  • Excessive mist rising from machines
  • No concentration control
  • Frequent dumps of coolant
  • Lack of service from current supplier

 

THE SOLUTION


 

The use of QUAKERAL® 370 resulted in:

  • Tool life doubled from 300 to 600 wheels/tool on average, creating an annual savings of over $300,000
  • 40% reduction in mist above machines
  • Improved part finish of 116 micro-inches to 64 micro inches
  • Part temperature reduced an average of 10oF
  • Reduced coolant usage due to lower operating concentration and less frequent dumps