Quaker Chemical India Ltd offers high-quality Metalworking Fluids for high-speed machining. Metalworking fluid manufacturers are watching as the high-speed machining (HSM) trend continues to grow in the aluminium engine and transmission industry. As competition increases, engine and transmission manufacturers continue to turn to HSM for gains in productivity, improvements in the machining operations, and improvements in the quality of the part produced. However, the question still remains if machining performance at these high speeds is influenced by the quality of the metalworking fluid used. Quaker Chemical, a global leader in process chemicals, recently conducted research to determine the answer, which is Yes. Extensive testing showed that tool wear and finish are significantly influenced by the metalworking fluid used. Using different quality fluids, Quaker’s research scientists observed aluminium machining at 18,000 RPMs, and then measured the finish and tool flank wear. To meet the high-speed machining needs of this market, the company offers the Quakeral® 370 SW and HW – for both soft and hard water, designed keeping in mind of the varied water condition of India for aluminium machining. These high-performance, emulsifiable metalworking fluids are designed for heavy-duty machining and grinding operations requiring a high degree of lubricity, cleanliness, cooling, and corrosion protection. They are recommended for critical surface finish machining of cast and wrought aluminium alloys, as well as more difficult machining, grinding, and honing operations on cast iron and steel alloys.