For Optimal Performance
The main purpose of metal forming processes is to give the desired shape to a metal part. While metalworking processes remove metal to create the final product, metal forming processes shape the part by moving the metal with the use of a matrix. These methods generally require forming a lubricating film to prevent metal-to-metal contact. This lubricating film will prevent the metal from tearing, improve surface finish and increase the matrix’s life with carefully chosen slipping agents.
At Magnus, we understand each type of metal processing is unique and has its own specific criteria. We offer a line of lubricants to suit your different needs. Whether you want your lubricant to be evaporative or water-based, for minimum quantity lubrication application or non-staining after heat treatment, we can help you optimize your process to its full potential.
The Shape You Need on the First Try
Stamping is a process that forms metals into specific shapes.
A common problem with stamping is metal tearing.
A good lubricant helps to produce the slippage needed to create the desired shape without flaws such as creases and tears.
We will help you choose the ideal lubricant, or we can create a custom product to meet your stamping needs.
Find the Right Lubricant for your Process
Wire drawing, or drawing of metallic tubes or wires, requires good hydrodynamic and boundary lubrication.
- A lack of lubricity creates friction and can cause direct contact between metals, resulting in scratches.
- From a range of base metals (aluminum and copper) to more exotic metals (zirconium), we will help you choose the ideal product, or we can create a custom product to meet the needs of your application, whether it is a liquid lubricant, powder or paste.
The Complex Art of Shaping Metals
Deep drawing is the process of turning metals into specific shapes. This is a similar process to stamping, but it is more complex because the depth is greater.
More powerful lubricants are needed for deep drawing. Therefore, slippage and viscosity are the key factors when selecting a good lubricant. The right additives must also be used to perform more difficult processes, such as deep drawing of stainless steel.
The Right Lubricants for your Tools
Threading is a process where tiny threads are formed on a steel rod by rolling and forming. Depending on the process used, the type of alloy and the difficulty of the operation, threading lubricant provides constant lubrication and prolongs the life of tools. Low viscosity, high performance lubricants are available to facilitate or even eliminate part cleaning. New environmentally friendly technologies are available to replace fragrant sulfur oils and chlorinated paraffins.
Heat Activated Lubricants
Broaching is an application that generates high temperatures. Consequently, it requires specific lubricating additives: extreme pressure additives (EP additives)
- EP additives react irreversibly with metal surfaces, preventing adhesion between parts in relative sliding. They contain chlorine, sulfur, phosphorus, either alone or together.
- We combine the right EP additives to give you the best broaching results.