Oil Mist Lubricator for cutting of brass and mild steel

Oil Mist Lubricator for cutting of brass and mild steel

Postby Soapyjoe » Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:02 pm

Hi Everybody,
I am thinking of fitting an oil mist lubricator to my CNC to aid the cutting of brass and mild steel.
Has anyone recently fitted such a device ?
I would be interested to know what type/make you would recommend.
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Re: Oil Mist Lubricator for cutting of brass and mild steel

Postby Leo » Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:24 pm

Brass does not really need any coolant - just cut it dry. Use a machinable brass like alloy 360 for best results.

Mild steel? Like what 12L14? Can you get your RPM down low enough? McMaster will have air misters for that application but they are messy. Still the RPM's may be a bigger issue on a router, then the rigidity of the machine will be an issue.
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Re: Oil Mist Lubricator for cutting of brass and mild steel

Postby Gundawg » Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:52 am

I ordered my machine with a Unist MQL mist system and I really like it but it wasn't cheap.
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