Microlubrication/NDM Technologies

Microlubrication/NDM Technologies

Metalloid manufactures an extensive line of MicroLubricants used in the process known as Minimum Quantity Lubrication (MQL) or Near Dry Machining (NDM).  Microlubricants replace flood coolants in most cutting and sawing applications.  MQL technology employs “drops” (typically 50mls/hour) of lubricant as opposed to gallons of flood coolant, hence the term “Near Dry Machining.”   MQL does not use water, but instead 100% lubricant is used to drastically improve tool life and reduce lubricant consumption.  Formulations include synthetic polymer and botanical technologies.  MQL technology is the greenest of the green in lubricant technology since there is no waste.

Metalloid is your One Source One Solution supplier for the lubricant and the dispenser.  Our experienced team will work directly with your personnel to design a microlubricant and a dispenser configuration that is specific to your operation.

What benefits can you expect by using a Metalloid MicroLubricant in your machining or sawing process?

  • No lubricant waste
  • Drastically less coolant consumption
  • No staining or discoloration on any alloy or metal      
  • Drastically improved tool life
  • Waterless – No corrosion      
  • Dry chips
  • No post cleaning      
  • No defoamers, biocides, or pH adjustment
  • No mixing or refractometer needed      
  • Improved air quality and plant safety

What applications can benefit from the use of MQL?

  • Sawing
  • Tapping
  • Drawing
  • Bending
  • Turning
  • Miling/Profiling
  • Rollforming
  • CNC Machining
  • Piercing/Slotting
  • Drilling
  • Stamping
  • Spinning

Check out our information on Tube Bending with Microlubrication