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Training Workshop: Developing and Managing Sustainable Metalworking Fluids – Hybrid Event

April 27, 2022

Training workshop MWF

Conducted by Patrick Brutto, CMFS, Founder and Technical Application Specialist, Faith-Full MWF Consulting; Dr. Peerawatt Nunthavarawong, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering (Tribology), King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok; Dr. Numpon Mahayotsanun, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Khon Kaen University
Montathip 4, Siam Anantara Bangkok

Longer-lasting metalworking fluids (MWFs) are more sustainable from the standpoints of cost per part and impact on the environment; less waste equals less impact. This workshop will help attendees gain a greater understanding of water-dilutable MWFs and why they fail, and learn how to minimize the risk of failure.

Who Should Attend?

This class is intended for MWF producers and distributors, raw material manufacturers and distributors (base oils, additives, etc.), MWF technical service personnel, MWF users (machinists, plant engineers, fluid managers, etc.), equipment suppliers (filtration, water treatment, mist collectors, recycling, etc.) and lab testing equipment suppliers (biological dip slides, conductivity meters, water hardness and other wet chemical test kits, etc.).

Why Should You Attend?

The demands on formulators, raw material suppliers and end users of MWFs have never been greater. Manufacturing cost and part quality requirements, competing technologies (additive manufacturing, etc.), and sustainability factors (impact on global warming, land and water, etc.) are putting greater pressure than ever on all segments of the MWF value chain. This seminar will help all MWF stakeholders learn how they can positively impact the performance and longevity of MWFs, and thereby help move the industry in a more sustainable direction.

Workshop Leader

Patrick (Pat) Brutto, M.Sc., of Faith-Full MWF Consulting
 is an STLE-certified Metalworking Fluid Specialist (CMFS) with over 34 years of global experience in metalworking fluids (MWFs), including MWF additive development and application (amino alcohols, corrosion inhibitors, biocides, specialty emulsifiers) and experience formulating and testing water-dilutable MWFs. Pat spent most of his career at ANGUS Chemical Company, as an R&D chemist and technical service specialist, along with time at Hangsterfer’s Laboratories as a global MWF scientist for their MWF product line. Pat served as a director on STLE’s board in 2014-2020 and was the 2018 winner of the Vic Joll Award, an STLE National Award. He currently serves as vice-chair of STLE’s metalworking fluid education and training committee and is an active member of ASTM committee E34.50, which develops health and safety standards for MWFs.

Course Overview

  • The Basics
  • Metalworking Fluid Components and Formulations
  • Sustainable MWFs: What are They?
  • Water Quality
  • Workpiece Metallurgies & Tool Materials
  • Machining Processes
  • Safety, Health and the Environment
  • Performance Factors and Laboratory Tests
  • Physical and Chemical Stability
  • Lubrication
  • Corrosion and Staining
  • Foaming
  • Microbiological Resistance
  • Failure Modes and Causes
  • Reducing the Risk of Failure

Course Fee: US$1,198/person (On-site); US$500/person (Virtual)

Inclusives: Workshop Materials, Lunch, AM and PM coffee breaks with snacks (On-site only)


F&L Asia Limited
+852 31834143
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Bangkok, Thailand