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Metal Working Applications


The Energy Release Chemists have been busy...they enhanced the antifriction properties of Energy Release by 40%. The New Formula offers improved anti-wear & extreme pressure performance. The improved formula is compatible with all engine oil grades, including low viscosity 0w20 Oils. The improved formula has superior thermal stability and resists thickening at low temperatures and prevents breakdown and shearing, which degrades lubricitiy. The New Energy Release Formula has advanced anti-corrosive and anti-oxidation properties to prevent the buildup of sludge. Energy Releases' Advanced Formula is slightly more transparent in appearance and less viscous.

Note: Energy Release Antifriction Engine Treatment IS NOT an oil treatment. The oil is a carrier for ER in the engine to points of friction, heat generation and wear. ER is activated by heat & friction and treats those areas directly.

Machining & Tapping

Metal Working Fluids and Cutting and Tapping Fluids use by machine shops and general drilling, tapping, punching, or threading uses are truly some of the most dramatic uses of Energy Release Antifriction Metal Conditioner. For example, in hand drilling, adding a few drops of ER to the bit as you begin will show a dramatic increase in the speed of drilling and a reduction in the temperature and wear of the drill bit. Heat reduction alone can lengthen the useful life of drill bits and other cutting tools. Nearly all cutting tools, i.e., bits, mills, blades, lathe tools, or hole saws will benefit from the us of ER. During these operations, the cutting tool is treated with ER and the effect on the machined surface produces a quality polished surface. Any secondary machine operation does not require special procedures.

CAUTION: One area where you should not use ER is in equipment which requires friction to operate, such as in some metal band saws. Also, use caution in applying ER on press fit and especially heated press fit applications as in wrist pins and valve guides, as the part may work loose.

Increase Tool Life & Produce A Better Product




  • Bits

  • Mills

  • Blades

  • Hole Saws

  • Lathe Tools

  • Tapping and Threading  

hss TapsA recommended mixture of a quality cutting oil and 12% Energy Release will result in a cleaner and a higher quality product.


Machine Shops and General Drilling, Tapping, Punching, or Threading Uses are
Truly Some of the Most Dramatic Uses of Energy Release

CNC Machines

Metal Working machine shops, high-tech machines are the heart of the business because of their ability to produce close tolerance parts at a rapid pace. These machines use large reservoirs of cutting fluid or coolant in high volumes to keep the cutting tools cool and sharp. If the machine calls for oil, mixing of the ER is accomplished easily through the pumping action of the reservoir. Simply add a 32:1 ratio (1 oz. ER per quart of oil) and agitate.

Note: Concentrated ER does not readily mix with water.

Tip: Be sure to treat the hydraulic system of these machines for more efficient operations.

Small CNC Turning CenterTool life can be increased from 2 to 10 times when using ER in Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machines that call for oil. 800px-MillingCutterSlotEndMillBallnoseThe metal conditioning technology of ER is very effective in treating high speed steel with cobalt end mills used for cutting operations in a milling machine. Gear pumpEnergy Release increases efficiency in the hydraulic pump by treating the turbine blades and gear teeth.

Extended Tool Life

After years of use in various cutting fluid applications, it has proven time and again that tool life can be increased from 2 to 10 times with ER over what is normal under identical usages. This equates to savings for the shop of costly tools, labor to sharpen or replace tools and additionally, fewer broken tools during operations. Often, broken tools cause a production piece to be damaged beyond use. Many shops have found by using ER and changing their operation speed that they can use a less costly tool such as a carbon steel bit in lieu of carbide or cobalt to accomplish a task previously only accomplished with carbide.

Tip: Many shops pre-treat all of their tools weekly with ER by placing them in a steel pan, covering them with ER and baking them for a least 4 hours at 250 degrees F on a shop hot plate or by placing the pan in an oven. This significantly effects too life and work quality.

Tested and Proven Since 1985,
Tool Life Can be Increased From 2 to 10 Times with ER

MillInvoluteGearCutterInvolute Gear Cutters and Hobbing Cutters take a beating. ER treated tools produce a quality polished surface and extend the life of the tool. CNC LatheAdding ER to the cutting oil of a CNC Metal Working Lathe will extend the life of the cutting tool and will result in a cleaner and higher quality end product. Drill arbor holesaw 2The saw teeth and pilot drill bit of a Hole Saw or Hole Cutter can be increased from 2 to 10 times with ER over what is normal under identical usages. 


Twist Drills

Drill bits and hole saws show added life and smoother operation when the automatic oiling system contains Energy Release Antifriction Metal Conditioner. In an automatic system, the Energy Release will mix and homogenize with the Oil. Due to the
re-circulation of the cutting fluid, a ratio of 32 to 1 may be used; that is 1 ounce of ER to 1 Quart of oil. If the operation has been a troublesome one, increase the ratio up to 16 to 1 for quicker and more positive results. Pre-treating cutting tools by heating and then quenching in 100% ER is also quite beneficial to establish a treated cutting edge before use, especially with carbide tools.

Hand Tools and Piece Work

When using portable threading, cutting or drilling tools, a recommended mixture of a quality cutting oil and 12% Energy Release will result in a cleaner and a higher quality end product with less effort. At a drill press, a squirt bottle mixed with cutting oil and 12% ER will allow the worker to periodically treat the tool resulting in similar benefits.

Painting or Plating

When painting or plating parts that have been machined with ER, experience has shown that a simple solvent bathe of the part will clean it sufficiently to allow adhesion of the paint or plating metal. Before welding any part treated with ER, clean thoroughly with solvent and rinse.