Oy ECE EcoCooling Eng. Ltd. has developed the EcoCooling method for cooling and lubricating workpieces and cutting tools in the machine tool industry. This clean method uses only ionized and cooled air, eliminating the need for oil-based fluids.
According to the company, this technology can be used even with hard metals such as chrome, titanium, and tungsten carbide. The ionized air penetrates the cutting zone and forms a dry lubricant that decreases cutting friction and generated heat while speeding up oxide layer formation.
Since the metal chips are not contaminated by any fluids, they can be fully recycled without cleaning.