Developing a new generation of coolants and lubricants for manufacturing purposes which can be beneficial for industry in terms of increasing productivity reducing manufacturing cost and also reducing occupational and environmental problems
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Highly versatile Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineer with 6+ years experience in project management, team work, innovation and manufacturing processes spanning automotive, heavy industries and academia. Seeking employment as a Manufacturing Engineer in a fast-paced production environment with opportunities to apply creative thinking to solve shop-floor technical problems.
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Here my focus is on developing a new generation of coolants and lubricants for manufacturing purposes which can be beneficial for industry in terms of increasing productivity reducing manufacturing cost and also reducing occupational and environmental problems. So during cutting operations we have two main challenges one of them is high friction the other one is high temperature.
So it’s necessary to use coolants and lubricants to reduce temperature and friction and facilitate cutting operations. We could be able to produce a new gel based coolant with a higher thermal conductivity and lubricity. We call it SAC which stands for Super Absorbent Coolant.
In my work by using super absorbent polymers and enriching them with nanoparticles. However, exposure to nanoparticles for a long time can cause a serious operators problem. SAC to some extent solve this problem for us by trapping nanoparticles into the porous structure of the polymers and releasing them into the cutting zone.
So it prevents distribution of nanoparticles into the air and consequent problems.
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Why it’s important. It’s important because of different reason probably the most important one is a decreasing operators problem due to contact with nanoparticles and chemical additives. Based on the research in Germany of approximately 23% of occupational disease in manufacturing lines is because of metalworking fluids, so SAC could help us to reduce it to some extent.
After that during different machining operations SAC showed noticeable improvement to life and surface quality the final product, so it means higher quality with lower cost. And finally I would say it opens a new window to lessen the dependence to petrochemical base coolants and lubricants, a step toward green manufacturing.
McMaster University, Main Street West, Hamilton, ON, Canada
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