Insight into Minimum Quantity Lubrication

This article is the result of an interview with Dr. Radu Pavel, who is chief technology officer at TechSolve Inc. and Optis LLC. He focuses on process design and optimization as well process monitoring and control.

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Minimum quality lubrication can be used to reduce machining costs and improve tool life for many applications.

In our May issue, Senior Editor Chris Felix wrote a good article about minimum quantity lubrication, (MQL). I like it because it covers the pros and cons of this emerging approach to metalworking fluids technology.

The article is the result of an interview with Dr. Radu Pavel who is chief technology officer at TechSolve Inc. and Optis LLC. He focuses on process design and optimization as well process monitoring and control.

MQL is not a new idea, but over time it has become much more refined and much better applied. Dr. Pavel discusses these developments in depth through his interview with Chris.

It’s a worthy topic for metalworking shops in large part for the cost savings and quality issues its implementation can bring to the party. Read the entire feature titled “A Foundation for Minimum Quality Lubrication.”