Depending on the context and on which type of cutting fluid is being considered, these fluids may be referred to as cutting fluid, cutting oil, cutting compound, coolant, or lubricant. The main purposes of these fluids are to keep the object being cut at a stable temperature, maximize the life of the cutting tip, and prevent rust on machine parts and cutters.
Dr. Sofia Mylona is a graduate Chemist from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (A.U.Th.) in Greece and holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering in the same university. During her Ph.D., she designed and constructed a novel Vibrating-Wire Viscometer for measuring high-viscosity liquids for which she received the 1st Metrology award in Greece. In the last 7 years, Dr. Mylona’s research is focused on thermal conductivity measurements using the Transient Hot-Wire technique.