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Metalworking and machining fluids

United States Patent

October 12, 2010
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Improved boron-based metal working and machining fluids. Boric acid and boron-based additives that, when mixed with certain carrier fluids, such as water, cellulose and/or cellulose derivatives, polyhydric alcohol, polyalkylene glycol, polyvinyl alcohol, starch, dextrin, in solid and/or solvated forms result in improved metalworking and machining of metallic work pieces. Fluids manufactured with boric acid or boron-based additives effectively reduce friction, prevent galling and severe wear problems on cutting and forming tools.
Erdemir; Ali (Naperville, IL), Sykora; Frank (Caledon, ON, CA), Dorbeck; Mark (Brighton, MI)
10/ 532,556
October 24, 2003
This invention was made with government support under Contract No. W-31-109-ENG-38 awarded to the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.