Automtive Shock Tower Case Study

Project Scope
Reduce customer scrap and lubricant consumption while not compromising tool-life.

IRMCO eliminated the need for chlorinated paraffin-based emulsifiable oil, eliminated part cracking, scoring, and eliminated the need for secondary cleaning application prior to shipping to customer.


  • IRMCO FLUIDS 146-00N at 7:1 ratio (12.5%) replaced the competitive fluid used at 4:1 ratio (20%) – cutting direct fluid consumption by over 35%.
  • IRMCO process optimization further reduced the amount of fluid required through application equipment to make the parts by 25%.
  • Press speed and production rates were not compromised.
  • Scoring and burrs associated with use of the competitive fluid were reduced or eliminated with IRMCO FLUIDS 146-00N.

700MPa HSLA – 0.134” (3.4 mm) THICKNESS

Product Used
IRMCO FLUIDS® 146-00N @ 7:1 dilution ratio (12.5%).

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