Masters Theses


"Cutting fluid application methods have became a major problem for companies heavily involved in machining operations due to environmental concerns as well as cutting efficiency. An alternative coolant/lubricant system, known as STAMP, (Small Volume Organic Oils Transported by Air Stream For Cooling/Lubrication in Machining Processes) has been developed by The Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) Team at the University of Missouri-Rolla. Research has been conducted with this new system which addresses environmental issues while maintaining cutting fluid performance.

The STAMP system uses a small volume of environmentally benign soybean oil based fluid transported in an air stream to cool and lubricate the tool and work during machining processes. The system employs a nozzle, which was developed to mix and spray the air and the oil precisely into the cutting zone.

This thesis is a study of optimizing the aiming methods for the STAMP system. This research focuses on developing a stable and accurate aiming system for the application of cutting fluid and the analysis of the effectiveness of cutting operations by examining cutting forces and power consumed. The research described here also involves further developing the cutting fluid delivery system (Nozzle), which was created in the previous studies, making it more useful and functional by optimizing the fluid application direction. Since the thesis is a part of the family of the STAMP system research, certain criteria were followed such as using soybean oil as the cutting fluid and using the hardware and mixture parameters of the previous nozzle for new nozzle development"--Abstract, page iii.


Hubbard, Kevin M.

Committee Member(s)

Omurtag, Yildirim
Sheffield, John W.


Engineering Management and Systems Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Engineering Management


University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Spring 2000


viii, 84 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 82-83).


© 2000 Nebil Buyurgan, All rights reserved.

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