Tapping Oils

MD Technology provides the latest technology in tapping oils. To lubricate the material, many people use WD-40™; however, this is not designed for punching and can cause the punch to overheat, gall up and pull slugs and may also cause problems with plating or painting. To extend tap and punch life use one of the following oils.

Vanishing Oil is the preferred oil when evaporation is a must. This oil will completely evaporate 30 to 45 minutes after application in humidity under 40%. Allow longer for higher humidity levels. This means your parts can go straight to the paint booth without the need for washing. Materials that are good candidates for Vanishing Oil are aluminum, brass, copper, pre-plated materials and Cold Roll 16 gauge and thinner.

Extreme Oil is the recommended oil for all punching operations. This fluid will get the maximum tap and punch life possible. You will see instant benefits in any material but especially stainless, Hot Roll or 14 gauge and thicker.

With the MD Technology sprayer, you can use either Extreme Oil or Vanishing Oil for proper lubrication. It is a refillable chrome plated brass sprayer with an adjustable nozzle, charged from your shop’s air system.

Key Benefits

  • Longer punch and tap life
  • Two choices to select from
  • Can be intermixed together (no need to wash out reservoir prior to changing over)
  • A sprayer that can stand up to the abuse of the manufacturing environment

Recommended Tap Coating Based on Material Types

PART # DESCRIPTION
MD14-00021 VANISHING OIL 1 GALLON
MD14-00022 EXTREME OIL 1 GALLON
MD14-00025 VANISHING OIL 5 GALLON
MD14-00024 EXTREME OIL 5 GALLON
MD14-00012 1 QUART INDUSTRIAL SPRAYER

Maintenance Oil and Grease

PART # DESCRIPTION
MD14-00006 Prolong Oil
MD14-00007 Prolong Grease

MD Technology offers the latest technology for automating your tapping applications.