HDP 970-40 Severe-Duty Stamping Lubricant

Metal Mates HDP 970-40 is a severe-duty lubricant for stamping, forming, drawing, piercing, punching, and flanging of heavy gauge steel, ultra high strength steel, or stainless steel.

This semi-synthetic lubricant combines extreme pressure, barrier, and anti-wear additives in a formulation that is ideal for difficult forming, stamping, and drawing operations. HDP offers all the advantages of soluble oils and synthetics without their disadvantages in heavy-duty applications.  Provides excellent physical and chemical lubricity without leaving a heavy oil residue (unlike soluble oils and synthetics).  Won’t turn sticky or gummy on parts and dies.

Easy clean-up with no pre-weld wash needed. Recommended for use with 0.200" - 0.330" thick cold-rolled, electro-galvanized (galvanneal), hot-dip galvanized, stainless, high-strength steel (HSS), and ultra-high-strength steels (UHSS).  Can be diluted for use with materials down to 0.035"


  • No cleaning required before welding
  • Improves die life
  • Excellent rust protection
  • Reduces scoring and cracking on UHSS & other materials
  • No sticky residue
  • Won’t build up on dies
  • Cleaner, safer work environment


  • Heavy & Severe-Duty Stamping including:
  • Heavy gauge steel
  • Ultra high strength steel
  • Stainless steel
  • Good on multiple substrates, please call for consultation on specific applications.

Packaging Details

Part No. US Net Contents Container Type Units/Case Color
MM3002 5 gal pail 1 creamy tan
MM3003 55 gal drum 1 creamy tan
MM3006 330 gal tote 1 creamy tan

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Appearance / Physical State liquid
Odor mild odor
pH Value 7.7-8.7
Specific Gravity 1.03
Flash Point >200F (>93C)
Boiling Point / Range 212F (100C)
Vapor Density Heavier than air
Refractometer Readings 6-10 RI
Prop 65 Warning No
Vapor Pressure <1
Dilution Ratio Typical Dilution: 3:1 to 6:1 (33-17%)
Total Chlorine Y

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