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FUCHS has developed an unsurpassed, comprehensive range of specialized products and fluid management services for the forging industry.

Under the LUBRODAL, FORGE EASE and HYKOGEEN brands, our specialty forging lubricants offer the highest quality and excellent application results all over the world. We develop our lubricants in close cooperation with the users – for excellent products and economical results.

With our broad range of high-performance lubricants, we are able to provide the most suitable product for any lubrication application in the industry. Our lubricants have been especially developed and exceed the wide variety of requirements for process and operational lubrication.

Starting from scale reduction products over graphite pre-coatings for warm forging to all different kinds of tool lubrication – e.g. for semi-hot or hot forging, high-speed or precision forging, reducer or ring rolling, seamless tube manufacturing and much more.

Lubricants for the Forging Industry

Areas of application of lubricants in the various process stages of massive forming

Due to the variety of the components manufactured by massive forming, the individual designs of the forging units and the adjacent systems differ significantly. Depending on the process sequence, the most diverse types are used, starting with the upstream units such as billet shears and reducer rolls, through to the actual forging units in the form of screw presses, eccentric presses, wedge presses, hammers, hydraulic presses, etc.

As various as the individual types are, the fields of application of lubricants can be divided into two main categories:

Process lubricants

  • Products for pretreatment of the billets
  • Metal-forming lubricants

Operational lubricants

  • Plain and roller bearing lubricants
  • Gear lubricants

Billet pretreatment

Scale that forms during heating of the billets has negative effects on the part quality and on the die life.

Billet faces sticking to each other can cause interruptions that lead to an unstable process. A pretreatment with the products of the LUBRODAL range, which have been specifically designed for such a purpose, can help to minimise these effects.


Lubricants from the LUBRODAL series cover a wide range of applications. Due to the great variety of parameters in forging, each application must be considered separately. Our experts will be pleased to support you in this matter.

Lubricants for hot metal forming

During hot forming processes, lubrication and cooling of the tools are necessary. As the geometry of the parts is becoming more and more complex, the requirements for the lubricants are also constantly increasing.

The modern LUBRODAL metal forming lubricants fulfill these increased requirements, so that today it is possible to work with environmentally friendly graphite-water dispersions in many forging operations in which oil/graphite products were previously used.

Economic working, excellent cooling of the tools and optimal flow behavior can be realized, when LUBRODAL products are combined with modern spraying systems.

In the interest of reducing contamination and environmental pollution, die lubricants that can be diluted with water are preferred.

Over the years, the importance of graphite-free formulations, also known as white to transparent lubricants, has vastly increased, particularly due to the needs of industrial hygiene.

These products are also well suited to forging operations in which graphite-free products would previously never have been considered. White FORGE EASE

 products have now accordingly proven themselves for these applications. From rolling machines over conventional forging presses and hammers to modern, fully automated high-speed-forging-machines there is a very wide field of applications.

Non-water-miscible hot forming lubricants are suitable for particularly complex forming processes with long flow paths.

In this field of application, the products of the HYKOGEEN series fulfill highest demands. Due to the excellent lubrication properties of graphite in oil-based carrier liquids, high tool life and optimal part quality are guaranteed.

Product Applications

The forging industry includes a broad field of different applications, each with a high level of special requirements for the needed lubricants. The FUCHS product range covers all established forging applications and related processes.

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