“How does this effect my overall tool life?”
This is the number one question we get asked each day. Our answer is simple; more than you’re getting now, and it could be a lot more. It all depends on the material you are cutting, and your feed and speed. 100, 200, even 300 percent or more have been seen, and it all depends on the tool condition, and your feed and speed.
“Why haven’t I heard of this product before now?”
It’s new nanotechnology. We have been testing it for the past four years, including work at leading universities, research centers, and working with leading companies in the industry to test and validate our product.
Our products have been tested by leading automotive manufacturers (including Magna, American Axle, John Deere, Linamar, and many others), by Pratt & Whitney, and by leading research facilities such as the CCAT.
The results of our testing and validation are included in our Case Studies.
Does it work in all metal working fluids?
When we first developed Tool-X we tested the Tool-X nanotechnology in many of the leading brands of metal working fluids, in both cutting oils and in water based semi-synthetic MWFs. We were able to demonstrate the effectiveness of our EP additive, as well as identify means to create stable emulsions that would work under severe conditions for long periods in customer equipment.
But for many reasons we have chosen not to commercialize our nanotechnology as a top-add. Instead, we have developed our own formulations, optimized for peak performance with our nano-onion technology. These include versions of most metal working fluids.
We have successfully tested Tool-X formulations in synthetic MWF formulations but in reality using Tool-X is an alternative to synthetic fluids, without the cost and environmental problems with those f ormulations.
Is it hard to use?
No, typically it comes in a pail and you just need to dump it into the sump.
What is important is that you start with a clean machine and fresh metal working fluid. Spending the time to maintain a machine properly will extend tool life, fluid life, and improve machining and parts quality.