Inside Maxim Oil

Founded in 1990, Maxim Oil & Chemical is a family owned and operated business, concentrating on metalworking fluids and industrial lubricants. We are based in North Texas with sales and distribution across the United States.

Located in Everman, Texas, a Fort Worth suburb, our manufacturing facility compounds and blends to our formula specifications as well as custom toll blending. Beginning in the research and development phase, throughout manufacturing and quality control, continuing into packaging and distribution, Maxim efficiently produces a full inventory of products to serve the metalworking industries. Our Sales and Customer Service department are house here, generating a cohesive flow between all departments and personnel to best serve our customers.

Our Quality Label says it all..... THE MAXIM TEAM, dedicated to your success by bringing you the finest in metalworking products, through TEAMWORK, CUSTOMER SERVICE, PRODUCT PERFORMANCE and QUALITY ASSURANCE.


November 29, 2018


Article written by: Michael Tyrrell
Digital Coordinator Aerospace

Lockheed Martin Skunk Works began manufacturing the first part for the X-59 Quiet Supersonic Technology aircraft, marking a milestone to bring supersonic commercial travel one step closer to reality.

“The start of manufacturing on the project marks a great leap forward for the X-59 and the future of quiet supersonic commercial travel,” said Peter Iosifidis, Low Boom Flight Demonstrator program manager at Lockheed Martin Skunk Works. “The long, slender design of the aircraft is the key to achieving a low sonic boom. As we enter into the manufacturing phase, the aircraft structure begins to take shape, bringing us one step closer to enabling supersonic travel for passengers around the world.”

Earlier this year, NASA selected Lockheed Martin to design, build and flight test the Low Boom Flight Demonstrator. The X-59 will conduct its first flight in 2021. It will be used to collect community response data on the acceptability of the quiet sonic boom generated by the aircraft, helping NASA establish an acceptable commercial supersonic noise standard to overturn current regulations banning supersonic travel over land.

X-59 is designed to cruise at 55,000 feet at a speed of about 940mph and…

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November 15, 2018


Lockheed Martin received a $22.7 billion preliminary deal to make hundreds of F-35s and most of the work is coming to the company’s Fort Worth facility, the U.S. Department of Defense said Wednesday. The deal comes in the form of what’s called an Undefinitized Contract Action, or UCA.

This type of agreement is a common way contracts are handed out, the company said, as it provides funding while the final details of a contract are being finalized. Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE: LMT) will receive $6 billion of the award immediately.


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November 12, 2018

Maxim Petrochemical provides comprehensive solutions to todays MQL demands.

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The Haas Minimum Quantity Lubrication (MQL) system allows machine tool operators to drill holes, tap holes, cut molds and machine metal with little or no coolant by delivering a steady flow of compressed air and small quantity of cutting oil directly to the cutting tool or tap. This reduces heat, removes chips and provides lubrication—not much oil, but just the right amount to be effective. This extends tool life, the company says, and in some cases eliminates the requirement for coolant during milling operations. The system’s key features include:

-An oil reservoir, spray nozzle and pressure-gage regulator

-A needle atomizer valve located at the tip of the Automatic Air Gun (the AAG is required in conjunction with the MQL system)

-The amount of oil delivered is set by the air-pressure regulator on the reservoir

-The air supplied to the reservoir comes from the main air manifold on the machine

-The system does not need a separate air line

-The AAG air line is connected to the MQL reservoir

-Recommended air pressure is between 40/60 psi (2.7/4.1 bar), depending on the type of oil


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October 28, 2018

Curious About Minimum Quantity Lubricants (or MQL)?


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N.R.DharM.Kamruzzaman, MahiuddinAhmed In all machining processes, tool wear is a natural phenomenon and it leads to tool failure. The growing demands for high productivity of machining need use of high cutting velocity and feed rate. Such machining inherently produces high cutting temperature, which not only reduces tool life but also impairs the product quality. Metal cutting fluids changes the performance of machining operations because of their lubrication, cooling, and chip flushing functions but the use of cutting fluid has become more problematic in terms of both employee health and environmental pollution. The minimization of cutting fluid also leads to economical benefits by way of saving lubricant costs and workpiece/tool/machine cleaning cycle time. The concept of minimum quantity lubrication (MQL) has been suggested since a decade ago as a means of addressing the issues of environmental intrusiveness and occupational hazards associated with the airborne cutting fluid particles on factory shop floors… follow this link for the full article:

October 21, 2018

Ever wondered about High Pressure Coolant Techniques?

High pressure coolant pumps have been around for the past 20 years. The concept is to (as the name implies) pump high pressure coolant through the coolant manifold creating a localized pressure increase that eliminates the formation of vapor, specifically around the cutting surface. The force of the liquid, the result of both mass and acceleration directed at the point of cut, does the job very efficiently.

This results in a high rate of heat transference on top of the primary job of lubricating the interface between the tool’s cutting edge and the work piece.

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October 18, 2018

Today’s article is about the importance of Honing Oils.

Maxim Oil manufactures and a full line of premium Honing Oils. Call our offices today for more information!

Article by: BARRY ROGERS
“Like any metalworking process, honing relies on a systemized approach of components working in concert to deliver optimized results. Honing oil is one of these critical components, and this article examines the role it plays in a successful honing operation.”

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October 8, 2018

Registering 57.1 for September, the Gardner Business Index (GBI): Metalworking recorded strong growth through the third quarter of 2018. The average year-to-date reading of 58.5 is significantly better than the 55.6 average during the same time a year ago. Never in the history of the Metalworking Index have the first three-quarters of the year seen such an acceleration in growth. The Index grew by 1.6 percent from the same month a year ago. Supplier deliveries drove the index for a sixth consecutive month followed by production, new orders and employment.

The readings for backlogs and exports conversely lowered the index’s average-based calculation. After recording growth during the last three months, exports experienced its most significant contraction since the fourth quarter of 2017. The reading was impacted by 10-percent tariffs imposed on $200 billion of Chinese goods by the United States September 24. The tariff rate will increase to 25 percent if a trade resolution is not agreed upon by January 1. Simultaneously, China implemented 5- to 10-percent tariffs on $60 billion of U.S. goods. As supply chains adjust to account for these tariffs, future months of GBI data will be more likely to measure the true impact from the latest tariffs.

The current 21-month economic upcycle represents the longest continuous expansion of the Index in recorded history. While recent trade events may cause some volatility in the near-future, the data since 2017 suggest that long-lived growth in backlogs and new-orders growth may enable the industry to weather near-term order volatility.

September 1, 2018

Lockheed Martin Corp.’s LMT Aeronautics business division recently won a $250.4-million modification contract involving pricing for special tooling and special test equipment to support low-rate initial production (LRIP) of the 11th lot of F-35 Lightning II jets. Work related to the deal is expected to get completed by December 2021.


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August 20, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — Conserving oil is no longer an economic imperative for the US, the Trump administration declares in a major new policy statement that threatens to undermine decades of government campaigns for gas-thrifty cars and other conservation programs.

The position was outlined in a memo released last month in support of the administration’s proposal to relax fuel mileage standards. The government released the memo online this month without fanfare.

Growth of natural gas and other alternatives to petroleum has reduced the need for imported oil, which “in turn affects the need of the nation to conserve energy,” the Energy Department said.

It also cites the now decade-old fracking revolution that has unlocked US shale oil reserves, giving “the United States more flexibility than in the past to use our oil resources with less concern.”

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