Application of Castor Oil-Based Cutting Fluids in Precision Turning
Green machining is a process that implements sustainable development strategy. In order to reduce cost and decrease environmental pollution in manufacturing process, a sort of biodegradable castor oil-based emulsion is developed, whose physical and chemical properties can correspond with the national standards. The cooling and lubricating properties of the emulsion are better while machining steel materials through comparative experiments with certain imported commodity synthetic cutting fluid. The emulsion can successfully substitute for commodity fluid because of its high performance-price ratio.
H. J. Pei et al., "Application of Castor Oil-Based Cutting Fluids in Precision Turning", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 130-134, pp. 3830-3834, 2012