Development of a new lean lubrication system for near dry machining process

T. Aoyama, Y. Kakinuma, M. Yamashita, M. Aoki

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The minimal quantity of lubricant supply (MQL) technique has been applied to environment friendly machining processes. However, in the MQL technique, a large volume of oil mist is discharged to the environment. In this paper, a new lean lubrication system for a near dry machining process called "direct oil drop supply system (DOS)" is proposed. The performance of the DOS technique was evaluated by the milling processes. The DOS technique can supply a very small oil drop directly to the cutting edge without making oil mist, and the DOS shows almost same machining performances compared to the MQL technique.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)125-128
Number of pages4
JournalCIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2008


  • Cutting
  • Environmental
  • Lubrication

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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