MQL Saves More Than Just Oil!

The ‘M’ and the ‘Q’ in ‘MQL’ stand for ‘Minimum Quantity.’ The small amount of cutting fluid used is often the main focus of those looking at MQL for the first time (as well as MQL’s many other benefits of course!). Another ‘Minimum Quantity’ that MQL brings to the table is that of water. A recent article explains how Ford Motor Company reduces not only its use of metal-working fluids (MWFs), but also its water consumption. While Ford has been in the spotlight before for its adoption of MQL, Interestingly enough, only six of Ford’s 65 plants worldwide have switched to MQL machining. A quick, but interesting read!

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