View Full Version : WANTED: Mist lubrication system
27-07-2014, 06:37 PM
as title suggests I want a compressed air/mist lubrication system for my CNC so I can cut some aluminum. I have the potential for some work which relies on me being able to consistently slice aluminum. I have a compressor running a vortex tube cooler so combined with mist lubrication I should be sorted.
28-07-2014, 01:09 PM
28-07-2014, 01:25 PM
Is this a suggestion or do you have one for sale?
28-07-2014, 02:54 PM
Just a suggestion, i was toying with the idea of getting one for my lathe.
19-08-2014, 04:34 PM
Bumping this to see if anyone can help, advise or has one to sell . . . . .
I have imminent work that could do with me being able to slice aluminium.
19-08-2014, 05:47 PM
Have you considered making one ?. I was looking @ one last week(had it bookmarked on another PC that i only use infrequently) and it uses a water filter housing identical to one that i have just bought off Amazon for GBP15.
Bowl is filled with coolant, regulator controls inlet pressure to the bowl. outlet is 3/4 BSP Female, has an adaptor with two small bore tubes brazed in it. one just takes air from the housing the other has a small tube going to the bottom of the filter bowl to pick up the coolant. two tubes from the adaptor go to a mixing head were you can control quantity of air & coolant.
19-08-2014, 06:35 PM
That sounds like a good option - I have rung around a few companies and I'm looking at 600 quid for a UK sourced system. This makes me want to build one! I Would be interested in any links you might have to home brew systems that I could read up on.
19-08-2014, 06:41 PM
Will go get the link after my tea, the only tricky bit will be the mixing head as it will have a couple of needle valves in it, but it's doo-able if you have a lathe or search online for small needle valve and you could combine the two.
19-08-2014, 07:05 PM
http://www.cnczone.com/forums/general-metalworking-machines/102934-built-fog-less-coolant-mister.html is one of the best threads I've seen. Probably worth a search for mister over on cnczone aswell.
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