February 2011 Blog Posts (3)

Using Thread inserts in Plastics

Molded holes are preferable to drilled holes because of the strong, denser surface of the molded hole. For straight holes, the taper should not exceed a 1° included angle, and tapered holes should have an 8° included angle.

The weakest sections of many plastic part designs are the joints and assembly points. During screw assembly of mating components, the screw must be tightened with sufficient torque to produce the recommended axial tension load between the host component and the…


Added by Doug Benish on February 25, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

7 things you want to know about Water Soluble coolants in #CNC machines

At D&L Industrial we often get asked about Water Soluble coolants and proper usage of them.  Here are some of the most frequently asked questions


1) At which concentration should I be running?

Master Chemical products are specifically designed to be used at a number of different concentrations. Each product and application will have an ideal concentration ratio for the metalworking fluid. The concentration will affect sump life, tool life, and…


Added by Doug Benish on February 23, 2011 at 9:42am — No Comments

How Often Do I Need To Rebuild My Driven Tools?

How Often Do I Need To Rebuild My Driven Tools?

The life cycle of a driven tool is dependent on the application and use of a specific tool. In addition to this, the design of a tool plays an important role in a tool’s life.

Tools that are cutting exotic metals or working in environments with small chip particles with longer cycle times will need to…


Added by Doug Benish on February 17, 2011 at 1:08pm — No Comments

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