Worth knowing

No more cleaning problems! Aesthetic surfaces thanks to lack of stains. Surfaces without residue for the medical sector and generally better surface roughness. UNILUBE stands for clean workpiece surfaces.

Smooth and clean surfaces: significant quality features

The quality of a surface is determined by the roughness and cleanliness requirements of the surface. For both quality objectives, UNILUBE offers suitable solutions that help to reduce production costs and avoid consequential costs. In cases where both the roughness and cleanliness aspects represent important quality criteria – for instance in medical manufacturing and the watchmaking industry – things get particularly interesting. Here, quasi-dry machining becomes a key component to commercial success in production.

Stain-free aesthetics

For workpieces having high aesthetic demands, it is a great advantage if vaporisation edges or shadows do not even emerge. Because these stains or fog require additional cleaning work, and especially in the case of a very smooth surface, the areas affected not only have to be cleaned chemically, but sometimes mechanically too. Precisely for this issue we provide a high-performance lubricant that does not cause any staining. You will thereby save time and have zero consequential costs – and who else can offer that?

Germ-free, clean surfaces without residue

When machining medically sensitive workpieces, ideally as little foreign material as possible is applied so that no breeding ground for germs can develop. This is precisely where the benefits of our minimal lubrication systems come in, which enable quasi-dry machining and keep the surfaces dry with record-low consumption. The UNILUBE high-performance lubricant with pharmaceutical quality and without foreign particles significantly contributes to making it possible to take workpieces directly from the production machine to the autoclave or electron beam sterilisation unit – in other words without a multi-stage cleaning process. In this respect, the minimal lubrication nozzles not used for lubricant feeding are used for locally cleaning metal dust from the metal cutting process whilst the workpiece is still in its holder.

In medical technology, the low consumption quantities in particular offer unimagined benefits for the validation of a process. The low overall dose of UNILUBE high-performance lubricant make quasi-dry machining, especially with porous materials with a capillary effect, for example, the ideal machining concept.

Smooth as glass

Only when there are no foreign particles and the micro-chips are safely removed is it possible to meet the highest surface quality demands in the micro-machining sector. Because any disruptive element between the tool and workpiece has a negative influence on the roughness – this applies equally to machining with single point tools and multiple-cutting-edge tools. Precisely when it comes to this key and delicate issue of micro-machining and superfinishing, the well-thought-out machining concept of quasi-dry machining demonstrates its advantages. The unique UNILUBE residue free lubrication also ensures that no vibration occurs on the workpiece due to hydrostatic oil cushions, as can happen when too much lubricant is applied. The jet of air from the nozzles removes the micro-chips and metal dust reliably and continuously and at the same time shields the workpiece. A slight vacuum with extraction in the machine tool eliminates the problem of workpiece dust conclusively.

The objective of achieving a direct superfinish with a single point tool – for instance rubbing instead of honing – is extremely sensible from a business point of view. Gloss results with multiple-cutting-edge tools, for example when honing, are also a matter of course.