Liquid Solutions formulates a number of tapping fluids to meet every requirement.
Tapping produces a great deal of contact along the cut and creates a lot of force. Taps require a high level of lubricity to run efficiently. In the absence of good lubricity, a tap can break and become stuck in the hole, possibly generating scrap.
LS-8 is well known for tapping of aluminum.
LS-8 EP has been formulated for tapping of more difficult aluminum alloys, as well as stainless steel.
LS-10 EP contains powerful anti-friction additives and is capable of tapping difficult metals, while providing a high degree of tool protection, along with improved surface finishes.