VS-HSS Universal HSS Stamping Lubricant

Metal Mates VS-HSS is a unique semi-synthetic micro-emulsion stamping and drawing lubricant designed for progressive dies and multi-forming operations with high strength steels. The VS technology prevents oily build-up on parts and dies while providing maximum die life. This product contains extreme pressure additives with barrier lubrication to prevent scoring, cracking, and rebounding (springback) in high strength steel. VS-HSS shows excellent performance on 300-500 mPa range high strength steel in light to moderate-duty stamping applications.


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


  • Light-Duty to Medium-Duty Stamping of HSS Frame Components
  • Please call for consultation on specific applications

Packaging Details

Part No. US Net Contents Container Type Units/Case Color
MM1452 5 gal pail 1 creamy white
MM1453 55 gal drum 1 creamy white
MM1456 330 gal tote 1 creamy white

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Appearance / Physical State Blue
Odor mild
pH Value 9.9
Specific Gravity 0.99
Flash Point >200F (>93C)
Boiling Point / Range 212F (100C)
Melting / Freezing Point 212F (100C)
Vapor Pressure <1
Vapor Density > 1
Prop 65 Warning Yes
Total Chlorine None
Dilution Ratio Light Duty Machining: 30:1 (3%)
Moderate Duty Machining: 20:1 (5%)
Heavy-Duty Machining: 10:1 (10%)
Density 8.4 lbs/gal (1010 kg/m3)
Refractometer Readings 10:1 = 3.0
20:1 = 1.5
30:1 = 1.0
Specific Gravity 0.95
Water Solubility Soluble in water

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