Faculty Publications

Sustainable Machining Using MQL Application of Cutting Fluids

Nageswara Rao Posinasetti, University of Northern Iowa
Vamsi Krishna Pasam, National Institute of Technology, Warangal
Rukmini Srikant Revuru, University of Northern Iowa
Basil Kuriachen, National Institute of Technology Calicut


The application of metal cutting fluids is an integral part of industrial machining operations. Minimum quantity lubrication (MQL) is the latest form of cutting fluid application method currently used by several manufacturing organizations. This book consolidates all the available knowledge in terms of the application of different processes as well as materials in a concise fashion in one reference resource. Sustainable Machining Using MQL Application of Cutting Fluids offers a detailed discussion of the MQL mechanism in cutting fluid applications. It highlights the influence of MQL parameters on different workpiece materials and provides sound explanations along with photographs for all technical reasonings. The book presents the usage of both micro and nano cutting fluids in machining for sustainability while it also captures the knowledge in the field including the recent research outputs, as it illustrates a comprehensive coverage of MQL practical application. This book should be on the bookshelf of industrial engineers, those working in production and manufacturing, process designers, tool material designers, cutting tool designers, and quality specialists. Researchers, senior undergraduate students, and graduate students will also find this book full of very helpful reference information.