Joseph Hough

Contributing Writer
Tower Oil & Technology Co.
205 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL

Phone: 773-927-6161
Fax: 773-927-3105
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Tower Oil is a manufacturer of metalworking lubricants for pressworking and tube and pipe manufacturing.
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Tooling: Lube it or lose it

September 26, 2002 | By Joseph Hough

Most metal forming operations use lubricants to protect the tooling and part from excessive wear caused by scuffing, scratching, scoring, welding, and galling. Four lubricant families are commonly used in pressworking, and thousands of formulations are available within each chemical family. The physical characteristics of the lubricant and metal forming operation involved determine the application method to be used.

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