Die lubricant

A material sprayed, swabbed, or otherwise applied during forgingThe process of working metal to a desired shape by impact or pressure in hammers, forging machines (upsetters), presses, rolls, and related forming equipment. to reduce friction and/or provide thermal insulation between the workpiece and the diesThe metal blocks into which forging impressions are machined and from which forgings are produced.. Lubricants also facilitate release of the part from the diesThe metal blocks into which forging impressions are machined and from which forgings are produced. and provide thermal insulation. See also LubricantA material applied to dies, molds, plungers, or workpieces that promotes the flow of metal, reduces friction and wear, and aids in the release of the finished part..