October 9, 2007 | By Paul Bosler Jr.
KI USA, a division of KI Japan, stamps and produces sub-assembly parts for Toyota, Honda, Nissan, and other "transplant" automotive OEMs. The stamper wanted to improve plant safety by reducing incidents of slips and falls. Petroleum-based stamping lubricants that had been used created a slippery environment at the press and other sites. Changing the stamping lubricant system to a synthetic lubricant from MS Fluid Technologies not only improved plant safety and appearance, it produced cost savings and reduced the plant's impact upon the environment.
December 12, 2006 | By Paul Bosler Jr.
Forming lubricants always have been a critical component in the metal forming process, but the performance characteristics of these products are even more essential when working with HSS.