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MetalformingFacts.com Launches; Educational website will serve as resource for metal forming and stamping industry

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MetalformingFacts.com Launches; Educational website will serve as resource for metal forming and stamping industryMetalformingFacts.com, a new website that provides comprehensive information on forming basics, trends and metal forming industry challenges. Lubrizol created MetalformingFacts.com to serve as a gathering place for the metal forming and stamping community. With a strong focus on improving productivity, the site includes current information about metalworking technology and fluid implications, as well as updates on worker health and safety, environmental regulations and best practices. 

“There’s a lot of great engineering and chemistry happening in the metalforming and stamping industry that is not widely understood.  Its time for the industry to have a place to pull it all together and put it to work”, points out Joe Purnhagen, Global Commercial Manager of Metal Processing Additives. Metalformingfacts.com is a place for that to happen. MetalformingFacts.com can help formulators and fabricators optimize forming fluids for increased productivity in many areas.

“The metal stamping and forming industry is facing tough challenges: regulation-driven changes to customer requirements, new difficult-to-form metals, global competition, safety concerns and technical advances,” Purnhagen says. “To stay on top, fabricators need to be more informed and efficient than ever. MetalformingFacts.com is the place to find answers and discuss challenges in production, quality, engineering and lubrication, and ultimately to stay competitive.”

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    Hi Tim.We have been working with various suppliers of lubricant delivery systems to provide articles on these topics. They will be posted as they are completed.
    Lou

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    I'd like to see some comparisons between the various lubricant mixing and distribution equipment available on the market currently.
    Questions:
    1. Can the unit mix to any ratio or is it limited and if so by how much?
    2. How labor intensive is the system to operate?
    3. What is a realistic projected return on investment?
    4. Can the system work with any type of lubricant, if not, what restriction are there between the various systems?
    5. Can the system reclaim mixed product and remix it to a new ratio without waste?
    6. Is the system linked to the press/die/production recipes?
    7. How easy or difficult is the system to maintain,and what is the availability of spare parts?
    Tim Edge, Hydraulic/Pneumatic consultant