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Oil for surface grinding aluminum
We grind aluminum using a surface grinder with a 250 mm x 50 mm grinding wheel, 1500 rpm. We have been using a product called Quakerol A350 as the cooling solution, but this product is no longer available and we are struggling to find a suitable oil that gives us the same scratch free finish. The oil we originally used was aimed at the aluminum can manufacturing process, but I can't find any information about what they now use. Any information about aluminum surface grinding oils or what oil aluminum can manufacturers use would be appreciated
surface grinding of aluminum - Newcastle, Australia
August 1, 2011
We are facing the same problem. Did you manage to find a solution? We are being told to use kerosene, but that is too risky.
Can you please advise?
- Pune, India
May 4, 2012
Found this on the web:
Quaker Chemical has acquired D.A. Stuart's US aluminium hot rolling oil business from Houghton International, including the rights to sell the product portfolio globally ... Quaker will be able to tailor a rolling product to meet the needs of a mill for the entire sheet producing process from casting to finishing...
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