DRY FILM LUBE

DRY FILM LUBRICANT (DFL)

Our Dry Film Lube technologies, or DFL, are waterborne coatings that form a hard, dry-to-the-touch, temporary film that provides significant lubricity for metal forming without the need for wet lubricants.

  • Eliminates the need for oils and other drawing compounds
  • Usable on all metal substrates
  • Eliminates metal-to-metal contact protecting the tool and formed part
  • Provides transportation corrosion protection
  • Increase efficiency
  • Decrease scrap loss
  • Prolong tool life
  • Suitable for deep-draw stamping
  • Removable after use
  • Does not affect secondary processing (Slitting, CTL, etc.)

BENEFITS OF DRY FILM LUBE

Dry Film Lubricant eliminates the need for oils, pre-lubes, and other compounds that are currently used to aid in the stamping and forming process. DFL is an environmentally safe choice that saves money, reduces scrap and improves part quality.

PLANT EFFICIENCY

DFL provides improvements in productivity and efficiency by decreasing die maintenance and cleaning during runs. It also leads to fewer die adjustments during long runs and eliminates rust preventatives and washing steps before welding and after sampling. DFL can cut seconds off every piece, adding up to fewer run hours and increased capacity.

COST SAVINGS

When you remove metal-to-metal contact from the equation, dies last longer, drastically lowering scrap rates and extending the life of your tooling. By eradicating the messes associated with wet lubricants, DFL reduces the cost associated with facility cleanliness while simultaneously diminishing the safety hazards caused by them. Additionally, DFL improves the formability of the substrate to which it is applied, eliminating surface reconditioning and allowing for possible reductions in steel grade.

PART QUALITY

Better protection of the tooling and parts mean customers receive a consistent, defect-free part with better definition and reduced edge burrs and galling. DFL also provides temporary corrosion protection and can be removed after forming by running through a standard alkaline cleaner. In some cases DFL can be left on the part and used as-is in its end application.

CLEAN ENVIRONMENT

DFL eliminates the amount of regulated reporting because they remove VOCs and HAPs from the process. DFL also continues our mission as an environmentally-friendly company by reducing respiratory and fire safety risks associated with wet lubes. Also DFL eliminates oil storage on the floor, square footage can be utilized for other needs.

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TRANSPORTATION

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APPLIANCES

METALS SERVICE CENTER

We now offer DFL products for every substrate, includingHRS, CRS, Galvanneal, Aluminized, HDG, EG, Aluminum (various grades), and stainless steel (various grades). Additionally, our Intercoat ChemGuard products can be utilized as a permanent dry film lubricant for galvanized substrates – allowing for the elimination of lubricants while providing extensive corrosion resistance.

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