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Honing Coolants

Honing Coolant Considerations

Coolants serve the following functions:

  • Carry-away chips to keep tool free-cutting
  • Lubricates cutting area, extends tool life
  • Dissipates heat, maintains size & geometry
  • Rust protection
  • Oil-based coolants feature superior lubricity, but do not dissipate heat well and have negative disposal requirements
  • Water-based coolants remove heat effectively and work well with diamond abrasive. Water-base coolants do not work well with vitrified abrasives.
  • Water-base is emulsions (mixed water-oil), synthetics (water-soluble chemicals) or semi-synthetics (water and chemistry combined)
  • Coolant should be chilled to approx. 68-72 degrees F

What Coolant Should be Used?

  • Lapmaster offers several excellent coolants that handle a wide range of honing applications.
  • For Steel and other stringy chip materials we offer a coolant with sulfur content and high lubricity additives to prevent tearing.
  • For Cast Iron and other easy to hone materials we offer a light honing oil with just enough lubricity to ensure  clean cutting.
  • For Aluminum and Brass we offer a light honing oil with high fat content to ensure clean cutting on soft materials
  • Many customers have honing coolants in their plants already.  We work with any coolant that will provide the cutting characteristics they need and the finish they desire.
  • Many customers want us to use a cutting fluid they use for boring or other operations.  These usuallywill not be satisfactory for honing.
  • We offer testing and trial services that can determine if an existing coolant is acceptable.
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