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Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) To Host Metalworking Fluid Management Program

Educational course provides metalworking professionals with cutting-edge techniques and practices for enhancing metalworking fluid operations 

The Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) — the technical society for individuals in the field of tribology and lubrication engineering — is hosting its annual Metalworking Fluid Management Program, February 21-23, 2023, at the University of Akron in Akron, Ohio (USA).  

STLE’s exclusive program, sponsored by the Timken Company, features a two-and-a-half-day education program offering a comprehensive overview of metalworking fluid management while providing industry professionals with the latest techniques and practices for enhancing metalworking fluid operations. The course will cover key metalworking fluid topics such as chemistry, condition monitoring, management technologies, microbiology, mist, operations and condition management. 

Additional program topics include:

  • Global Harmonizing System (GHS) challenges
  • Impact of electric vehicle production on metalworking fluids
  • Introduction to metalworking fluid toxicology and industrial hygiene
  • Machine tool fluid system design
  • Microbe health effects and microbial contamination control
  • Straight oil metalworking fluids
  • Sustainability practices and chemistry
  • Tank-side additives
    Understanding and preventing metalworking fluid failure
  • Waste treatment

The course will benefit a wide range of metalworking professionals, including plant managers, shop supervisors, chemical management, technical sales and marketing, health and safety, environmental affairs, maintenance, waste treatment, coolant compounder (technical service and laboratory), chemical process operators, and individuals new to metalworking technology. 

“Companies can enhance their metalworking fluid operations by staying ahead of what’s next,” said Ed Salek, CAE, STLE’s executive director. “STLE is pleased to offer metalworking professionals a course to level up their knowledge and skills with the latest practices and techniques.” 

The program will run on Tuesday, February 21, Wednesday, February 22 (8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST), and Thursday, February 23 (8:00 a.m. – noon EST). The registration fee is $850 for STLE members and $995 for non-members, which includes a one-year STLE membership. Registrants will receive a comprehensive training book with presentation slides, instructor notes and three metalworking fluids case studies on the final day. A 50-question exam will be given to participants when the program concludes. The class size is limited. For more information and to register, go to or contact Rebecca Lintow,; (224) 895-0009. Click here to book a room at STLE’s host hotel for a discounted rate.  

About the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) 

The Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) is the premier technical society serving the needs of over 13,000 individuals and 250 companies and organizations that comprise the tribology and lubrication engineering business sector. STLE members are employed by the world’s leading corporations, academic institutions and governmental agencies dealing with science and technology. STLE supports these distinguished technical experts with various professional education and certification programs. STLE is a professional technical society providing a selection of robust resources in technical research, education, and professional development delivered through programming, courses, events and periodicals on topics most important to you: safety, energy usage, maintenance, natural resources, wear and productivity. 

Membership is available to those interested in staying current with the latest technologies, advancing their careers and making new professional connections worldwide. STLE membership is a low-cost investment with high professional rewards. To listen to STLE’s new podcast series, visit or follow “Perfecting Motion: Tribology and the Quest for Sustainability” on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts and others to be notified when new episodes are released. For more information or to join today, download the STLE Member Benefits Guide and visit  

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