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Small Environmental Footprint – Large Global Footprint

Over thirty five years ago IRMCO made a serious commitment: a conscious decision was made to develop, pursue and perfect oil-free stamping and bending lubricants to reduce the environmental impact of stamping facilities.  In the months and years preceding ISO regulations and long before ISO 14001, IRMCO was already setting about lowering environmental impact through…
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R&D Update: Evaluating lubricant using the cup drawing test

STAMPING Journal September / October 2016 October 10, 2016 By: Cliff Hoschouer, David Diaz Infante, Frank Kenny, Jeff Jeffery, Taylan Altan, Ph.D. Lubrication plays an important role in sheet metal forming by affecting metal flow and reducing the possibility of fracture during forming. A number of tests are used to evaluate lubricant performance, including the…
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Do more…with Less

It’s the driving philosophy of modern manufacturing. Maximizing productivity while conserving resources – both in capital as well as personnel. It’s the philosophy that has allowed businesses to stay afloat through tough economic times – as well as blaze the trail in times of greater prosperity. It’s also the “IRMCO WAY”…and has been for over…
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A Data-Driven Approach to Lubricant Selection

Metalforming June 2016

Automotive supplier Shiloh Industries has embarked on a
rigorous lubricant-testing and evaluation process, with
the goals of streamlining its inventory of stamping-lubricants; eliminating the use of chlorinated paraffins; and identifying the right lubricant for stamping advanced high strength steels.