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The latest generation of Blaser Swisslube’s B-Cool range of water-miscible cutting fluids is proving to be highly successful in the aerospace and power generation sectors, where it is delivering outstanding performance when machining titanium alloys, Inconel and stainless steel alloys.
Available in the UK through Jemtech (UK), B-Cool 9665 is a chlorine-free semi-synthetic cutting fluid that is suitable for light- and heavy-duty machining as well as grinding of components such as blades and blisks. Benefitting from very low foaming characteristics in soft water and under high pressure B-Cool 9665 is suited to high cutting speeds and high pressure coolant systems. This also lends it to being used in stand-alone machines or in multi-machine cells, as operator intervention is kept to a minimum. This situation is also enhanced by the emulsion’s extreme stability, which ensures extended sump life.
Other features of B-Cool 9665 of particular interest to the aerospace sector are its outstanding rinsing behaviour and excellent corrosion protection for the workpiece, toolholder and machine tool. When combined, these features ensure that the consumption of cutting fluid is kept to a minimum, typically reducing consumable costs.
“Users of B-Cool 9665 are experiencing improvements in cutting data of around 20 per cent when machining titanium (TiAl6V4) and similar increases when cutting stainless steel (1.4301), when compared with other market leading products,” says Alan Dalton Technical Director Jemtech (UK). “When these process improvements are added to the extended added sump life and post machining benefits, such as the corrosion protection, and its ability to operate in all water conditions, the savings and advantages found with B-Cool 9665 are significant.”
The increase in cutting data that is possible when using B-Cool 9665 on titanium alloys, combined with the extended sump life and reduction in the amount of maintenance and fluid that needs to be purchased, are contributing to major cost savings. When added to the benefits of improvements in product quality, the reduction in post-machining treatment to protect the machined surface and the familiar health & safety benefits provided by Blaser Swisslube products, users can expect major cost savings.
Companies wishing to take advantage of these benefits can contact Jemtech (UK) to arrange a free, no obligation, appraisal of their existing cutting fluid practices. This will identify areas for potential improvement. To substantiate these claims Jemtech will then provide product on a payment by results basis.