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New Lubricant for the Aerospace Industry?

07/21/2005 2:00 PM

Researchers from the University of Michigan have developed a new industrial lubricant that is a solution of soybean oil and supercritical carbon dioxide. The patent-pending technology is generating a buzz in the industry, particularly in the aerospace sector, which is currently trying to achieve high speed machining rates on titanium parts.

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Lubricant

07/25/2005 8:59 AM

So I should by soy bean futures now?

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07/25/2005 9:33 AM

Hold off on the soybean futures for now. There is a fear that Hurricane Emily and some of the storms to follow will spread "soybean rust" to much of the US crop.

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07/25/2005 9:41 AM

You need to register to see the article, however I am now worried about this soybean rust...
So it's going to carrode all our metal like acid rain?

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07/25/2005 9:48 AM

Weird, I got to it through the news section on Google, but to view it any other way requires registration. Try this link from the USDA.

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