Research progress of nanolubrication for rolling process

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International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology


During past decades, water-based and oil-in-water (O/W) based nanolubricants with nanoparticles (NPs) as additives have been developed to replace conventional oil-based lubricants for solving contamination problems during rolling processes. The formulations of nanolubricants for rolling need to be continuously improved to provide better lubrication performance. This article reviews the formulation, physicochemical properties, and lubrication mechanisms during rolling with water-based and O/W based nanolubricants, and the effects of nanolubricants on rolling force, surface roughness and oxide skin formation during rolling are discussed. This review aims to facilitate the fundamental understanding of nanolubrication and the development of rolling lubrication technology.

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National Natural Science Foundation of China



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