We will let you try our product at no risk. Contact your local distributor or contact us direct.  We guarantee that if you try our Premier Poly-Cut and you do not like it for any reason, you do not have to pay for it.  But if you like how it saves you time & money, improves the life of your machines & blades; then you agree to buy it from your local distributor.  #riskfreetrial

Christina Tully-Baugh

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Distributor Spotlight – AME, Inc.


AME, Inc. is a Colorado corporation, founded in 2005 by experienced industry sales and application personnel with over 100 years of combined service. A Colorado native, Dennis J. Leonard is the president, with 35 years of industry experience,.

AME, Inc. delivers complete application and service support and their sales staff is CMTSE qualified. We focus on the product and the production needs of their customers. Manufacturing engineering is in their name.

They sell and provide complete support for manufacturing software, metal cutting machines and metal forming machinery. This equipment builds the durable products that increase society’s standard and quality of living.

They are a Denver based firm serving Colorado, Utah, Southern Idaho, Wyoming and New Mexico.

AME, Inc. supplies equipment to produce a great variety of customer products in energy, aerospace, composites, pumps, compressors, canmaking, power generation, tool and die, mold making, plastics, die casting, electronics, maintenance, medical and general machining and fabrication.

They strive for continuous improvement and provide budget quotations time studies and TURN-KEY solutions.

Partnering with their customers with training and products allow them to meet their Core Values of:

& Technology

#distributorspotlight, #CNC, #CMTSEqualified

Distributor Spotlight

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Glockner Oil Company has been a distributor for Tullco, Inc products for many years. They established themselves in 1968.  Glockner Oil continues to grow; they have expanded to two locations, Cincinnati and Columbus, covering 11 states.

  • Over 40 years of service
  • 500,000 gallon on-site bulk lube storage
  • Complete line of lube & fuel equipment
  • In-house equipment repair & installation
  • Lube surveys available
  • Full line of Commercial, Industrial, Fleet & Heavy-Duty Off-Highway lubricants
  • We specialize in fuel for all fleets
  • Premium diesel, bio-diesel, kerosene, E85 and gasoline available
  • Account Managers follow up with you personally, to ensure you receive the quick personalized service you deserve
  • Full service lubricant distributor
  • Used oil, antifreeze & filters removal, oily water pickup, parts washer sales & service, solvent recycling and lifetime manifest retention – EPA approved
  • They realize in your industry the need for fast and responsive delivery. At Glockner Oil strives to do what is convenient for their customers. They do not believe in set schedules. If your schedule changes due to an emergency so does theirs.

#distributor, #coolants, #thankyou4yourbiz

Machining Tips: How to Select the Right Coolant for Machining Plastics



Coolants are not generally required for most machining operations involving engineering thermoplastics. The two most common exceptions are drilling and part-off operations. Both involve more tool-part friction than milling and turning operations. Some highly filled, high performance materials, which are very hard by their nature benefit from the use of coolants, but most general purpose materials such as UHMW, nylon, acetal and PTFE (Teflon) can be machined dry, making part clean-up and handling easier. Examples of high performance materials that almost always require the use of coolants are Torlon PAI and Celazole PBI.

The low friction and lower hardness of plastics (compared with metals) reduces the frictional heat build-up at the tool tip during machining operations. However plastics being thermal insulators cause the generated heat to be held at the cutting interface. The amount of heat being generated depends on the depth of cut, feed rate and tooling geometry (neutral to slightly positive geometries are always suggested.) Deep holes and cuts involving tool-to-part rubbing generate frictional heat that generally has to be minimized through the use of coolants. The reduction of frictional heat via the use of coolants improves the surface finish of machined parts as well as part tolerances and leads to longer tool life, thus saving money.

The coolants acceptable for plastics include air, misting systems and flood coolants. Experimentation as to which is more appropriate for a give part is often recommended. Pressurized air can be used on most turning and boring operations. In addition to using the pressurized air to keep frictional heat down, the air can be used to direct the swarf away from the rotating part to avoid chip wrap.

Misting and flood coolants should always be non-aromatic and water-soluble solutions as many amorphous materials such as acrylic, polycarbonate, Noryl PPO, polysulfone and Ultem PEI are prone to stress cracking, a form of chemical attack from incompatible coolants. Two flood coolants suitable for most plastics are Trim 9106CS (Master Chemical Corp.-Perrysburg, OH) and Poly-Cut® (Tullco– Savannah, GA)* A mist coolant generally suitable for plastics is Astro-Mist 2001A (Monroe Fluid Technology-Hilton, NY.)

Petroleum based fluids can be used for many semi-crystalline plastics such as nylon, acetal, polyesters, PTFE and most thermosets. Avoidance of this type of coolant is generally a good practice if any amorphous materials are being machined as it can be difficult to determine compatibility until it is too late.

#machiningplastics, #CNC


*Tullco, Inc. manufacturer of Premier Poly-Cut relcated to Greenville, SC in 2005.  Our Premier Poly-Cut® can be used on specialty metals, aluminum, steel, ceramic, rubber, glass and plastics.  It works very well in spray mist and flood systems.

Do You Have a Corrosion Problem?

So, as I read http://www.fabricatingandmetalworking.com/2017/03/remove-heat-tintweld-burn-rust-aluminum-mild-steel-stainless-steel-copper/this morning, it made me think; Why would someone want to add a caustic and costly process to their machining?  Then it hit me,  most people just look to fix the symptoms not the problem.  If you could machine steel, aluminum, or any specialty material and not incur a rust problem, wouldn’t you?

I may be biased towards our Premier Poly-Cut®, but we have been preventing this and many other machining problems for over 45 years.  Our customers have saved thousands of dollars by switching to our product.  The reason is  – It really does work!  If you are thinking about adding an acid bath to your process, give our machining fluid a try first.  Your machinist will thank you for it!  Contact Tullco to find out more. #AluminumFabrication, #CorrosionSolution

Chris Tully-Baugh


Monitoring Your Machine’s Fluid Just Got Easier!

We recommend you check your machines viscosity with a refractometer at least once a week, but if you are maximizing the capacity of your machine you may need to do it more often.  While you are checking your fluid, this is the opportune time to make sure your machines are cleared of debris and buildup.  You will also want to set up a maintenance schedule and following through with it; as it could save you headaches later on.  Nothing like needing to produce a product, when a machine goes down unexpectedly.  Keeping up a maintenance program for your machines won’t catch everything, but it will allow you to catch problems when they are small.

This is where advancements in technology can really improve your bottom line.  As manufacturing evolves with new technology, so should your monitoring of your machines and processes.  You can save yourself a lot of time and money if you do.  With the newest phone/tablet apps, it is now even easier.  One that I recently read about in Fabricating & Metalworking Magazine, FST Tech Tool Mobile App, for Apple ® devices looks to improve the efficiency of machine maintenance.    It allows those that need to log in and monitor machine fluid ordering needs, machine issues, and scanning bar codes of supplies.  If you have android devices, their app won’t work for you (hopefully they are working on that?)  While searching for an Android maintenance app, I found ManagerPlus Mobile.  It works with both Android® and Apple® devices.  It looks to do everything the FST Tech Tool Mobile App does.  If you already have employees using both platforms, then this might be a better option for you.  Ultimately you need to do your research and find the best solution for you!

#Tullco, #WhyPremierPoly-Cut, #MachineMaintenance, #TechTools

Chris Tully-Baugh

Study Forecasts Metalworking Fluids Market Growth to 2024

I found this article on Engineering360 and thought I would share it.  It shows that manufacturing is growing.  Our Premier Poly-Cut works well with Aluminum, steel and specialty metals, but it will not craze plastic as well.  For an automotive parts manufacturer, that can save them thousands of dollars in changeover and production costs.   #premierpoly-cut a #bettersolution!


Chris Tully-Baugh


The size of the global metalworking fluids market size is likely to exceed $14 billion by 2024, according to a research report by Global Market Insights.

A growing automotive industry is the key factor driving the global metalworking fluids market. Metals are widely used in automobiles due to their physical and molecular stability and structural strength, the study says. Metalworking fluids are used as coolants in automotive applications including metal protecting, metal forming, metal removal, and metal treating.

Automotive sector demand is forecast to drive growth for metalworking fluids.Automotive sector demand is forecast to drive growth for metalworking fluids.Using metalworking fluids also increases the automobile part life by reducing wear and thermal deformation and increasing lubrication. This will consequently help to propel business growth, the study says.

In addition, the metal fabrication industry is likely to boost metalworking fluids market share by 2024. In 2015 volume was close 1.5 billion tons and is projected to reach 2.3 billion tons by the end of 2024. Steel and metal are crucial components of aerospace, automobile, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), and machinery. Various downstream process of steel and metal such as cutting, bending and assembling, which involves the use of fluids, result in industry growth.

At the same time, the study says that environmental regulations related to toxic waste disposal may hamper metalworking fluids market growth. Worker health risk concerns through these fluids also may obstruct growth.

In addition, the report says that “strong demand indicators” of alloys such as aluminum in the automotive and aerospace industry may restrict product demand, as these compounds do not demand metalworking fluids during the machining process.

Because petrochemicals are the basic raw materials used in the industry, oscillating crude oil prices may negatively influence metalworking fluid market price trends. However, the study says that the emergence of bio-based metalworking fluids has created new growth avenues for industry participants.

To contact the author of this article, email engineering360editors@ieeeglobalspec.com