Glossary

Axis
The line, real or imaginary, passing through the center of an object around which it could rotate
Bio-Based
Defined by the 2002 Farm Bill, biobased products are commercial or industrial products (other than food or feed) that are composed in whole, or in significant part, of biological products, renewable agricultural materials (including plant, animal, and marine materials), or forestry materials. The USDA issues Certified Biobased Product labels to products with a minimum of 25% biobased content. Coolube® 2210 is certified at 93% biobased content and Coolube® 2210EP at 92%.
Built-up edge
Deformed metal that adheres to the cutting edge of the tool under high temperatures and pressures
Chip
An unwanted piece of metal that is removed from a workpiece. Chips are formed when a tool cuts or grinds metal.
CNC
stands for 'Computer Numerical Control' and refers to the use of computers to control machine tools.
CNC machining
An automated form of machining that results in increased productivity and flexibility. See 'CNC'
Co-axial
having coincident axes or mounted on concentric shafts Refers to a method of fluid delivery where fluid and air are delivered through separate channels. This is accomplished by a smaller diameter hose for fluid delivery installed inside of a larger diameter hose which delivers air.
Coolant
A common term given to the numerous cutting fluids or compounds used with cutting tools to attempt to cool down the cutting tool/work piece interface. Unist Coolube is lubricant and reduces friction in the interface rather than attempting to cool it.
Coolubricator™
Unist MQL System capable of delivering a constant and precisely metered atomized spray of lubricant
Cutting
The use of single- or multi- point tools to separate metal from a workpiece in the form of chips.