VS 160-30 Medium-Duty Stamping Lubricant

Metal Mates VS 160-30 Medium-Duty Stamping Lubricant is a semi-synthetic, medium duty universal lubricant for stamping, forming, drawing, piercing, and punching operations in metal.  The first product in a family of unique micro-emulsion stamping and drawing lubricants designed for progressive dies and multi-forming operations. 

Exclusive VS micro-emulsion technology prevents oily buildup on parts and dies while maximizing tool life. The lubricant contains extreme-pressure and anti-wear agents that provide exceptional lubricity in moderate-duty stamping, drawing, piercing, and flanging. 

Easy clean-up with no pre-weld wash needed. Best for 0.035" - 0.150" hot-dipped galvanized, cold-rolled, and electro-galvanized (galvanneal) steel.


  • Excellent fines removal
  • Not sticky or tacky - cleans very easily
  • No clean required before welding
  • Does not build up on tooling/die
  • Works very well with Aluminum & mild steels


  • Light-Duty Stamping - examples include:
  • Flanges on car doors, appliance panels, connectors, etc.
  • Differential covers
  • HSS frame rails
  • Bearings
  • Brackets
  • Exhaust system flanges
  • Many others - please contact us with questions.

Packaging Details

Part No. US Net Contents Container Type Units/Case Color
MM1002 5 gal pail 1 creamy white
MM1003 55 gal drum 1 creamy white
MM1006 330 gal tote 1 creamy white

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Odor mild
pH Value 8.0-9.0
Specific Gravity 0.99
Flash Point >200F (>93C)
Boiling Point / Range 212F (100C)
Melting / Freezing Point 212F (100C)
Vapor Pressure <1
Vapor Density Heavier than air
Prop 65 Warning Yes
Total Chlorine Y
Dilution Ratio Typical Dilution 3:1 to 6:1 (33-17%

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