1. #1
    Hi all,

    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.



  2. #2

  3. #3
    Is this a suggestion or do you have one for sale?

  4. #4
    Just a suggestion, i was toying with the idea of getting one for my lathe.

  5. #5
    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.

  6. #6
    Hi Buddy
    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.

  7. #7
    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.

  8. #8
    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.

  9. #9

  10. #10
    m_c's Avatar
    Lives in East Lothian, United Kingdom. Last Activity: 6 Hours Ago Has been a member for 8-9 years. Has a total post count of 1,303. Received thanks 125 times, giving thanks to others 3 times.
    http://www.cnczone.com/forums/genera...nt-mister.html is one of the best threads I've seen. Probably worth a search for mister over on cnczone aswell.
    Avoiding the rubbish customer service from AluminiumWarehouse since July '13.

Similar Threads

  1. Gerber system 48
    By martin54 in forum Milling Machines, Builds & Conversions
    Replies: 67
    Last Post: 13-09-2013, 11:35 AM
  2. My Coolant System
    By Tenson in forum Swarf & Chip Management
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 08-04-2013, 12:59 PM
  3. Milling machine -maintenance? (oil, lubrication, specific questions)
    By diy-john in forum Milling Machines, Builds & Conversions
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 24-02-2013, 08:03 PM
  4. Ballnut Lubrication / Grease
    By Mad Professor in forum Lead Screws, Nuts & Supports
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 18-07-2012, 07:08 PM
  5. Lubrication (OOooeerr missus)
    By Smiler in forum Linear & Rotary Motion
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 14-10-2008, 06:56 PM


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts