Although the use of magnesium alloys in engineering has increased significantly over recent years, the variety of alloying materials used and the severity of machining operations employed have increased in complexity more recently. More typically, high stock removal rates are employed in ‘finish to size’ operations. In such environments the cutting fluid has to withstand high rates of flow and be capable of providing outstanding ‘hydrodynamic’ lubrication.
GULF CASCADE HD-M has been designed with these more recent trends in mind, particularly where machining performance and emulsion stability are critical on these highly reactive alloys, where the product must be capable of performing in the presence of high levels of conductivity and magnesium salts. GULF CASCADE HD-M is unique in its provision of lubrication in ‘extreme pressure’ situations without the use of traditional ‘surface active’ components. The design approach taken has produced a product, which is particularly suitable for the aerospace industry where ‘inter-granular corrosion’ is of concern, whilst providing a fluid, which gives maximum protection from emulsion