Major Benefits

• BOELUBE® is environmentally safer
• BOELUBE® is manufactured from personal care ingredients
• BOELUBE® is non-toxic, non-irritating and biodegradable
• BOELUBE® allows minimal lubricant usage reducing worker exposure
• BOELUBE® is non-corrosive, non-flammable, chemically stable and free of halogens, sulfur, phosphorus, silicone, petroleum or paraffin wax
• BOELUBE® does not contain any ingredients considered a hazardous substance by OSHA, WHMIS, IARC, NTP and State Regulatory Lists.  Refer to Safety Data Sheets for additional information
• BOELUBE® will not promote dermatitis, provides a high degree of worker safety, and presents a safe effective method to machine various types of materials without special handling, fluid recycling or typical disposal issues
• BOELUBE® can be removed from surfaces using isopropyl alcohol, denatured alcohol, MEK, or aqueous cleaner
• BOELUBE® has indefinite shelf life under ambient storage conditions
• BOELUBE® is in most cases compatible with paints and sealants (though it is highly recommended that compatibility be determined before use).
• BOELUBE® provides superior lubrication when machining or forming the increasingly complex range of materials now being used in Aerospace, and a wide range of other manufacturing industries.
• BOELUBE® provides high lubricity reducing friction in the machining process
• BOELUBE® requires minimal to no clean-up required as it is mostly consumed in the machining process
 

 

A metalworking lubricant should impart sufficient lubricity between the tool and the workpiece to cause a significant reduction in friction to occur.  BOELUBE® is a technologically advanced lubricant that significantly reduces friction (one of the major elements in generating heat during the material removal process).

 

BOELUBE® Liquid can replace flood type metalworking lubricant in machining operations – being applied by positive displacement lubricant applicator in precise amounts to reduce friction at the interface of the tool cutting edge and workpiece.  The reduction of friction at these surfaces minimizes heat generation and concurrent chip weld.  Tools retain their cutting edge longer, leading to closer tolerances and prime chip yield.

 

BOELUBE® Liquid in a 4-ounce squeeze bottle with applicator tip, will enable a drop of Boelube Liquid to be applied manually to tools or machining applications.

 

Near dry machining can be described as a process by which a minimum quantity of lubricant mixed with air is continuously applied to the tool/workpiece interface during the machining operation. The application of near dry machining lubricants, such as BOELUBE®, which for the most part are consumed in the machining process, yield desirable economic, employee, and environmental benefits.

 

On a comparative basis, near dry machining can yield longer tool life than machining with flood coolant.  The lubricity of BOELUBE® that is applied in small quantities is greater than that of high volume, water based flood coolant.  Chip removal can be enhanced because a chip saturated in coolant can acquire both added weight and adhesion that make it more difficult to move away.  Cleanliness is a major benefit of near dry machining as greatly reduced use of cutting fluid results in both cleaner machines and shops.

 

Boelube® Lubricants for Near Dry Machining

 

One of the earlier uses of near dry machining was in aircraft manufacturing. Freon® gas was used in three distinct areas of the riveting process – drilling, rivet insertion, and rivet-head milling. Because of the undesirable effects of Freon® gas on the ozone layer, Boeing manufacturing research and development engineers introduced an alternative method using BOELUBE® lubricant compositions to efficiently lubricate and cool tools by preventing heat buildup, while greatly reducing the reworking after drilling that had been necessary with Freon® because of exit burrs, oversized holes, and a rough finish on the inside surface of the holes.

 

BOELUBE® lubricants were used in drilling, reaming, and coldworking of fastener holes in aircraft wing skins; installation of wedge-head lock bolts; lubrication of hand drills; and on machinery that automatically drill rivet holes and install rivets on large sections of airplanes. It was shown that the application of minimal quantities of BOELUBE® lubricant could reduce friction, speed production, increase tool life, and improve surface finish and hole quality in a number of machining operations.

 

Cost Savings

 
Cost savings are derived through longer tool life, better surface finish, increased productivity, reduction in lubricant usage and subsequent cleaning and easier chip handling and recycling.