• Posted on: 3 March 2015
  • By: Editor

GHS + REACh2 / (EPA * OSHA) = KAOS Or so it seems. The March Edition of TLT, an STLE publication, is determined to Control the Kaos. TLT's article THE FUTURE OF METALWORKING FLUID ADDITIVES explains the impact the GHS system will have on end users, and the impact REACh2 will have on the importation and use of additives in the Eurozone. Metalworking fluids endure a demanding environment and much is expected of them.

STLE 2015 Hotel Space

  • Posted on: 10 February 2015
  • By: Editor

The Omni Dallas Hotel, site of STLE's 2015 Annual Meeting & Exhibition, is mostly sold out, although there are rooms left for select days.

The annual STLE conference is May 17-21 in Dallas. The room block at the Omni Hotel is filling up, and rooms on certain days are limited. Please call Omni reservations at 1-800-843-6664 to determine availability.

Where Do You Think You're Going?

  • Posted on: 30 December 2014
  • By: Editor

Nowhere! Unless you get back in school! And the only class we recommend is the STLE Metalworking Fluid Management Certificate Course. Over the years, we have attended, reported, reviewed, criticized, and recommended this class to our readers. Every year, new managers and engineers enter into the field of Metalworking Fluids. In the 1990's there was virtually no formal education offered in Metalworking Fluid Management anywhere until STLE answered the call.


  • Posted on: 4 November 2014
  • By: Editor

Here's a great event that needs YOUR help.  STLE is inviting members and their organizations to submit ideas and materials for hands-on experiments focused on important areas of research within the fields of tribology and lubrication engineering for the society's 3rd Annual Student STEM Camp to be held as part of STLE's 2015 Annual Meeting & Exhibition at the Omni Hotel in Dallas, Texas, May 17-21.  STLE hosted 40 students from Edgewater High School during the 2014 annual meeting in Lake Buena Vista, Florida (outside of Orlando) last May.

Oil-Free Protein Based Metalworking Fluids

  • Posted on: 30 October 2014
  • By: Editor

Eberbach, Germany, October 30, 2014. With its latest invention, GELITA AG is paving the way for the production of high-performance, oil-free cooling lubricants, which are completely free from allergens and toxic substances. Instead of conventional oil, functional proteins ensure that metal-processing can be carried out smoothly. A further advantage is that unwanted oily residues are avoided.