FAQ

Benefits of 5ME Cryogenics

Can Cryo Machining Save You Time, Tools, and Money?

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YES! Traditional coolants try to dissipate the extreme temperatures that are the primary cause of tooling failure – but their drawbacks include workpiece contamination, environmental hazards, and high disposal costs. 5ME’s breakthrough, patented Cryogenic Machining Technology eliminates these drawbacks and provides several benefits over these conventional coolants.

Does Cryo Machining Increase Processing Speed?

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YES! 5ME Cryogenics allows more parts to be cut in the same amount of time using the same machine, without the need to buy additional equipment. This increases processing speed with minimal investment, while more parts are machined. Additional parts enable additional sales, and that means more revenue.

Does Cryo Machining Decrease Tool Wear?

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YES! By retrofitting your existing machines or purchasing new machines with 5ME Cryogenics, your tools will last longer. That decreases direct costs that hit each part and minimizes downtime.

Can Cryo Machining Improve Surface Integrity and Part Quality?

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YES! Test results have shown that 5ME Cryogenics has improved overall surface integrity and part quality. Reductions were found in the following areas:

  • White Layer / Alpha Layer
  • Residual Stress
  • Burr Formation
  • Surface Distortion (Grain Boundary Distortion)

Is Cryo Machining Environmentally Friendly?

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YES! 5ME Cryogenics has proven to be easy on the environment, both locally and globally in waste management systems. Since it doesn’t use traditional coolants, there is no need for mist collection, filtration, or waste disposal. It’s easier to recycle and safer since chips and workpieces remain dry and uncontaminated. In addition, there is lower energy consumption without coolant fans, pumps, and drives. 5ME Cryogenics has shown to be a huge leap forward in green manufacturing. Compared to conventional wet machining solutions that can hurt our environment, LN2 evaporates to leave only nitrogen: an inert, non-greenhouse gas which already makes up 78% of the air we breathe.

Can Cryo Machining Lower Your Overhead?

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YES! Traditional coolants try to dissipate the extreme temperatures that are the primary cause of tooling failure – but their drawbacks include workpiece contamination, environmental hazards, and high disposal costs. 5ME’s breakthrough, patented Cryogenic Machining Technology eliminates these drawbacks and provides several benefits over these conventional coolants.

The Right Fit

Will 5ME® Cryogenics work for me?

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YES! 5ME Cryogenic Machining Technology is a superb alternative to traditional metalworking fluids. It’s brand agnostic and can be fitted to virtually any machine tool.

Can Cryo Machining Increase Throughput?

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YES! Are you looking to produce more parts with existing assets? Or increase the throughput of the machine you’re about to purchase? Integrating 5ME Cryogenics can elevate your productivity and profitability to the next level.

Does Cryo Machine Hard-To-Machine Materials?

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YES! 5ME Cryogenics reduces cycle times, energy usage and other factors for materials such as Titaniums, Hardened / Alloy Steels, Stainless Steels, Irons including CGI, and Fiber Composites.

Does Cryo Machining Reduce Temperatures to Increase Efficiency?

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YES! The extended tool life and faster cutting speeds 5ME Cryogenics provides can reduce the stress and wear on your machines while increasing the efficiency of the manufacturing process. 5ME Cryogenics is highly effective with difficult materials that include:

  • Titanium
  • Hardened Steels
  • Stainless Steels
  • Nodular Iron
  • Compacted Graphite Iron (CGI)
  • Carbon Fiber Composites
  • And more

Can Cryo Machining Reduce or Eliminate the Need for Secondary Processes?

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YES! 5ME Cryogenics produces a smoother, more reliable finish than traditional cooling. The LN2 evaporates on contact with outside air, leaving the workplace clean and sterile with little residue. This allows workpieces to be made with faster machining times, a more perfect finish, and little to no cleanup or waste compared to traditional coolant methods.