Transitioning to a waste-free production – international cryogenic+MQL machining activity

High-value manufacturers looking for a competitive machining advantage need better cooling and lubrication that does not require substantial machine tool refits.

With CRYO-MQL, end-users get state-of-the art (i) liquid nitrogen (LN2) and (ii) liquid carbon dioxide (LCO2) as a machining coolant – combined with solutions to deliver minimum-quantity lubrication (MQL) to a cutting zone for applications demanding higher productivity (faster material removal, longer tool life), and enhanced quality.Developed through extensive fundamental research, LN2+MQL and CO2+MQL bring the patented methods of cooling and lubrication to end-use applications, enhancing developed solutions from TRL6 to TRL8.Demonstrated through pilots in the medical, aerospace, and steel-manufacturing industries, the realized KPIs and “technology-integration” solutions the CRYO-MQL offers, the end-users will be able to implement the technology (previously considered out of reach) in their plants easier than ever.

Activity leader


Chalmers University of Technology


  • Accu Svenska AB
  • Chalmers University of Technology
  • HSTec
  • Sandvik Machining Solutions AB
  • TU Wien;Uddeholms
  • University of Ljubljana