Learn about Machine Oils
Whether you just bought some new or old equipment, are maintaining your established machine shop, modifying a machine speed, or are just curious, we hope you learn something about lubrication
How to Choose an Oil for Your Machine
Picking an oil for a machine is daunting, but we walk through the process to make it simple
Synthetic or Conventional Oils for CNC
Synthetic oils are great, but don't offer the same benefits for CNC machines as they do cars. Here's why
Lubrication System Checklist
Here's what you need to check to keep your oil, and oil system (pumps, filters, etc.) are running smoothly
Lubricant-Induced Copper Corrosion
Sulfur in lubricants corrodes copper. Here's how to identify and avoid it!
List of Common Viscosities
A reference list of the viscosity of common fluids from Apple Puree to Whale Oil
All About Viscosity Index
One of the biggest determinants of price and operating temperature range, the Viscosity Index tells you how the oil changes with temperature.
Oil Terms Glossary
Here's a quick rundown on the most important terms you'll see when looking for an oil
Evolvent Design Blog
While Evolvent Design specializes in gears, they have a lot of content on oils and greases. Their blog combines mechanical history, shop tricks, and the science behind lubrication.