MINIMUM QUANTITY LUBRICATION METALWORKING SYSTEM

Computer numerical control (CNC) processes are under scrutiny from environmental and regulatory agencies due to excessive use of cutting fluids and subsequent disposal methods. Currently, there is no way to control the amount of cutting fluid used by CNC machines, resulting in wasted fluids and lost money.

Researchers at the University of Utah have developed a system to administer the necessary amount of cutting fluid for the programmed task. This system communicates with the CNC machine in real time, allowing for seamless fluid administration during CNC processing.