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05:37 Sep 28, 2000
German to English translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering - Mechanics / Mech Engineering
German term or phrase:Kühlschmieren
the aim is to cool and to lubricate at the same time
thanks in advance
Explanation: I've heard a number of words for "Kühlschmiermittel", including: industrial coolants, cutting oils, drilling oils, cutting emulsions, drilling emulsions...
I have not heard a word for the action of using these, but there may be one - my part in this was recycling of this stuff. What they are: usually an emulsion of oil, water, and an emulsifier - and all kinds of icky stuff when they're used, but that's another story. They cool and lubricate at the same time, thus preventing the drill or cutting bit from getting too hot.
Hope this helps. Uta