Coolants in the composite machining process


Composite materials such as carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) and glass fibre reinforced plastic (GFRP) are important raw materials for many industries due to their special properties; however, they are difficult to machine. Drilling and machining on these materials are usually dry operations. However, the workpieces often pose a challenge to production managers due to their poor quality and excessive waste. Lubricant manufacturer Rhenus Lub is proposing a problem-solving and forward-thinking approach to working with CFRP: using specially developed coolants in the machining process.

CFRP machining – now efficient


Previously, coolants especially suited to composite and hybrid materials pro-cessing were scarce. However, dry processing, for example of carbon, has its own shortcomings. The fact that the use of a suitable coolant significantly improves both the machining and the results is demonstrated to specialists by Rhenus Lub with its newly developed products for pro-cessing fibre composite materials at capricorn, which manufactures high-quality components at Nürburgring for the finest automotive manufacturers.

Rhenus Lub singled out for digitised grease production


Mönchengladbach, 20 June 2017 — Lubricant manufacturer Rhenus Lub was among the winners from a Germany-wide campaign entitled “WE DO DIGITAL”, run by the DIHK. This initiative offered prizes for outstanding success stories relating to digitisation. The medium-sized company impressed the panel of specialist judges with its project entitled “Digitisation of the grease factory — A key step towards Industry 4.0 (Industrial IoT)”. The award was collected during an awards ceremony on 15 June by Thomas Genz, Head of Marketing at Rhenus Lub, held as part of the global G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance Summit 2017 hosted at the House of the German Economy building in Berlin.

Rhenus Lub – the specialist for lubricants

“We view the use of lubricants as a whole and are the leading solution provider to industry.
This is the only way of making our contribution towards considerably reducing your process costs.
That is what makes Rhenus Lub. Our family business has stood for this expertise for generations.”

Dr. Max Reiners, owner Rhenus Lub

rhenus FU 800

In keeping with our long-standing reputation as an innovation leader in the industry, we are entering a new era with our latest generation of coolant.

rhenus FU 800

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Fluid Management - rhenus lubrineering

Save costs in the fluid process: rhenus lubrineering is the unique combination of high performance products (Lubricants) and specialized process knowledge (Engineering).

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Composite machining

rhenus special coolant: for top-quality workpieces with minimal post-processing and waste.

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