Stringent standards with regard to surface quality, shape accuracy and tolerances are the challenges faced by metal grinding companies today. The requirements on grinding technologies and the efficiency of metalworking lubricants are equally as high. Efficient lubricant filtration is a decisive factor governing both service life and finishing quality. The metalwork industry and its suppliers met up at the International Trade Show for Grinding Technology, GrindTec 2010, in Augsburg, a forum for exchanging new ideas and making new contacts. Over a period of five days, more than 400 businesses from 23 countries presented new machines, technologies and processes. GKD-CompactFiltration, a system provider for filtration technology and systems engineering, was also represented at the show for a second time with its patented MAXFLOW concept. Three variants of this compact filter system developed by GKD were exhibited at this year’s show.