Establishment of a Cutting Fluid Control System (Phase III)
TRW INC CLEVELAND OH MATERIALS TECHNOLOGY
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Phase III results are presented for the program entitled Establishment of a Cutting Fluid Control System. The major Phase III objectives were to develop an economic model that would be used to specify a cutting fluid control systems, conduct a demonstration of selected generic type fluids at the Rock Island Arsenal RIA and to provide technology transfer. Key results of the Phase I and II programs are also included to provide continuity of the Phase III results. The study showed the majority of observed machining operations involved milling, turning, grinding and boring procedures on 4100 series steels. Through the use of an economic model, it was demonstrated that two generic type cutting fluids can satisfy 90 of all the machining operations at RIA. Also, three central cutting fluid recycling systems were recommended for use in the three major production areas. During the demonstration portion of the program, it was proven that laboratory tests can, indeed, be used to predict what will happen in a production environment. A 50 reduction in tooling costs was predicted through laboratory testing and verified by production tests at RIA.
- Lubricants and Hydraulic Fluids
- Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems