Way oil – Vactra 2

Helps eliminate chatter and stick-slip of slides and ways
Improves finish and quality of parts
Helps reduce wear and keeps sliding surfaces smooth, lubricated and clean


When you need oil for your machine, many types of oil will work – even motor oil. However, the best oil to use is oil designed specifically for lubricating machine ways. This type of oil has an additive that helps the oil stick to the surface.

Mobil Vactra Oil Numbered Series products are recommended for the lubrication of machine tool slideway systems. They are designed for use with combinations of cast iron, steel and non-metallic way materials. Mobil machine oil may be applied by hand, forced-feed lubricator or in flood application by circulation system.


Mobil Vactra Oil No. 2 is also suitable for circulating application in large machines and as a moderate duty hydraulic fluid. Mobil machine oil can be used for lubrication of ball screws, linear guides, headstocks, translating screws.

“Cutting oil is designed to flow TOWARDS the heat.
Way oil and motor oil flows AWAY from heat and smokes off more readily. You can probably use cutting oil for way oil, although that is not the most economical use for it”

Mobil-Vactra-Oil-No.-2 MSDS


Anthony Kuzub, Chair of the AES Toronto, Sr. Systems Designer at CBC/Radio-Canada
Title: The Audio Industry & “AI”
Synopsis: Synthetic media is revolutionizing the world, but the audio industry has been at the forefront of innovation since the 1970s. Over the decades, the industry has adapted by implementing advanced automation, developing speech recognition, transforming sounds to create new auditory experiences, and generating entirely new sounds for content creation. Anthony P. Kuzub will explore these developments and the impact of AI on media, offering insights into the ongoing evolution of audio and synthetic media.


The “asymptote of despair”

“if we plot progress versus time it should be pretty much linear.  We are currently right about here  approaching the danger zone between works and done and those two things are not the same we have to be very careful not to get sidetracked at The Works
boundary and end up over here on the Asymptote of Despair where time goes to
infinity and we never quite finish our project”