TRIM® E923 cutting and grinding fluid started life as a bespoke development for a manufacturer serving the oil and gas industry - both for the general machining and deep hole drilling of tough, corrosion-resistant alloys used in the manufacture of subsea wellhead equipment. Now this unique product can provide the same exceptional performance to industry at large, thanks to its inclusion in Master Fluid Solutions’ standard range.
A proprietary blend of new vegetable-based technology and very high levels of chlorine-free extreme pressure (EP) additives, TRIM® E923 is robust enough to deliver unparalleled tool life in some of the most difficult metal cutting operations. It achieves this whilst still providing the excellent non-cutting characteristics expected from Master Fluid Solutions’ traditional high-quality emulsions.
“Our original brief for the development of this product came as a result of the customer investing in latest generation machining centres that, in the same set-up, could drill deep holes up to 1m in depth with a diameter of 25mm and undertake standard machining,” explained Peter Blenkinsop, Director of Sales (Europe) at Master Fluid Solutions.
“A lot of R&D time went into creating a formulation that could provide the necessary tool protection," he continued. "Guide pads keep the drill in place but without exceptional lubrication, they wear out quickly resulting in very costly tool change.”
TRIM® E923 has since been used by another company for drilling 2m holes of 10mm diameter in steel, so it has clearly proved itself an ideal replacement for neat oil for the toughest of applications. The optimised lubricity and EP package matches heavy duty neat oils on difficult-to-machine materials such as Inconel, titanium, stainless steel and high tensile strength steels.
Although coolant additives are commercially available to boost standard coolant performance, TRIM® E923 is largely in a class of its own as a complete coolant package for harsh applications. It has a very long sump life and will run effectively for long periods without the need for costly additives. Also, as a latest generation Master Fluid Solutions’ product, TRIM® E923 is also boron and formaldehyde-free and easily recyclable, or disposed of without special handling or equipment.