Is this one of the reasons FORD looks to reduce the use of Metalworking Fluids? A former tool maker has been awarded £33,000 in compensation after he developed occupational asthma from almost two decades of exposure to metalworking fluid mist at a Ford plant in Dagenham. Ronald Hymans, 60, from Essex, worked at the plant operating machines that cut cast iron and hard steel. He was given a basic particle mask, but it did not provide any protection against the harmful coolant spray particles in the air.
TLT Magazine, now 10 years old and published by 70 year old STLE, continues to impress. In the March issue, Milind Phadke of Kline & Co. provides this year's outlook of the metalworking fluid industry. Recapping the progress since 2004, trends are tracked in metalworking fluids and compared to worldwide steel, automotive, and aluminum markets. Breakdowns are by product and region.
Your boss would drill a hole in a penny to avoid paying three cents for a washer. He laughed when your mentioned going to Orlando for the STLE Meeting. He frowned and shook his head when you mentioned the Metalworking Fluid Certificate Course. He's so tight he squeaks when he walks. Don't let his problem stifle your career growth.
A common problem with any metalworking fluid is using them at wrong concentrations. Users either use it too low or at times higher than required and blame comes on the poor, innocent metalworking fluid formulation. Even in today's high-tech world, fluid is mixed manually and handled by less qualified fluid handlers. Dosatron mixing systems helps you address these issues.
How do you wash your hands after working with metalworking fluids? Most commonly by using a soap or hand wash. But COSHH recommends against it. Enquirer has been told that due to COSHH they cannot leave hand wash they have purchased themselves in the restrooms and they cannot use any of their own cleaning materials e.g. furniture polish.
While the 2014 Conference Season is just kicking off, it's not too early to start looking at what will be happening 2015. IMTEX series is the largest exhibition of metal-cutting machine tools and manufacturing solutions in South and South-East Asia. IMTEX 2015 - 17th Indian Metal-cutting Machine Tool Exhibition with international participation from 22 to 28 January 2015 at Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC) in Bangalore, India.
One day in school, and the next day at Disney World. How do you say no to that? The Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) has released the lineup of 12 one-day education courses for its 2014 Annual Meeting & Exhibition, including 2 that are directed to metalworking fluids. The event is May 18-22 at Disney's Contemporary Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, about 19 miles from Orlando.
After being been selected as The Finalists for this year's Training Journal Awards in the month of November 2013, Frost & Sullivan and Houghton received the SILVER award for the HELIX programme at the Learning Awards in the "External Learning Solution of the Year" category. The awards were sponsored by the Learning and Performance