Heading to the East Coast, EASTEC 2015!

We are excited about exhibiting at the upcoming 2015 EASTEC which takes place at the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, MA! EASTEC runs from Tuesday, May 12th through Friday, May 15th and has over 500 exhibitors and scheduled conference sessions. We will be bringing our latest tooling innovations to the event. Here is a sneak preview of what we have in store for you in our booth #5737.

 

 

If you are looking for indexable solutions for rough milling, finishing, and drilling in a wide range of applications including thin work pieces, weak fixtures, interrupted cuts, long reach, contouring, profiling, and heat resistant alloy machining, give OSG’s PHOENIX® Indexable series a look. OSG’s technology in replaceable head milling and drilling allows for stable, efficient and accurate cutting performance. 






Other products to see include our STI (Screw Thread Insert) Taps. OSG’s STI Taps are available in general purpose taps, high performance EXOTAP® brand taps, and premium high performance EXOPRO® brand taps. With our wide range of tap sizes in inch and metric, OSG offers the most comprehensive lineup of STI taps in the industry. Finally, we cannot forget about our revolutionary forming tap technology. OSG's EXOPRO® XPF Taps are fluteless forming taps which produce no chips and are more durable than cut taps. They generate up to 50% less torque versus other forming taps allowing you to achieve longer tool life and to use larger forming taps.

 

 

All of these OSG innovations and more will be available to see and our knowledgeable industry experts will be on-hand for you at EASTEC! We look forward to meeting you in our booth and answering all of your questions. Make sure to register for 2015 EASTEC today!






On the Job with: Katie Oswald


Featured Employee: Katie Oswald

Title: Inventory Control Specialist

Tenure with OSG: 5 years


For Katie Oswald, family is her number one priority. She always makes sure that she spends as much time as she can with her husband of nine years, three and a half year old son, and puppy. To keep up in her never-ending race, she lives by the rule, “a minute wasted is a minute lost,” so she uses her time at work and at home efficiently.


Her love of family also extends to her teammates at OSG. As an Inventory Control Specialist at the Parma office, Katie looks to her coworkers to help get the job done right. “Teamwork is what makes the world go round. Together, we can accomplish great things!”


To add to her race, Katie is also working on her cooking skills, recently creating her own version of Ina Garten’s French Chicken Pot Pie. She also is an avid photographer. “Whether the subject is my son or nature, I love capturing every moment.”


Strategic partnership and licensing agreement between two market leaders: OSG cutting tools with the HAIMER Safe-Lock™ System

OSG Corporation and Haimer GmbH, a market leader in tool holding technology, signed a strategic partnership and licensing agreement allowing OSG to bring our end mill tools to the market now with the HAIMER Safe-Lock™ System.

 

The unique Safe-Lock™ design in cutting tools and toolholders combines high precision press fit clamping with a positive form locking mechanism. This prevents round cutting tools from being rotated or completely pulled out from their tool holder during heavy machining. The combination of symmetrical pull out protection with the highest concentricity and excellent balance of the Safe-Lock™ system results in a vibration-free machining process. This leads to a more efficient metal removal rate that is superior when compared to conventional milling chucks or Weldon shank cutting tools and toolholders.

 

OSG has been testing various systems for pull out security over the past several months. Only the technology of the Safe-Lock™ system proved worthy of integration with the OSG quality standards. Jiro Osawa, Technical Managing Director at OSG headquarters and CEO for North America, explains: “Our field testing proved that the combination of our end mills with Safe-Lock™ resulted in higher RPMs and feed rates even with difficult-to-machine materials. This enables our customers to obtain a significant increase in their current metal removal rates, while at the same time having a higher security in their machining processes. Safe-Lock™ also has a very positive effect on tool wear.”

 

Shaping Your Dreams Video

Since 1938, OSG has proven to be an innovative leader in the cutting tool industry through our high quality, high performance products, exceptional services and ability to provide total solutions that anticipate our customers’ needs.


As our new video demonstrates, “shaping your dreams” is OSG’s commitment to transform our customers’ dreams into reality. It is our promise to deliver OSG products and services with complete customer satisfaction.



Tim Holmer to Present at Aerodef


One of our very own, Tim Holmer, will be hosting a presentation at AeroDef on April 22, 2015 titled “Composite Drilling—In Slow Motion.” AeroDef is the aerospace industry’s most acclaimed manufacturing event, featuring the leaders in commercial and defense aerospace manufacturing.


“Composite Drilling—In Slow Motion” is an experiment using high-speed video to show the effects of several drilling geometries in a variety of structural composites.  Attendees will learn about the challenges of drilling composites and the effects on hole quality. Common issues such as uncut fibers and delamination can be seen in a new perspective with the video visual aid, and tips on how best to avoid them will be explained. The information provided will help assist in proper selection of drill geometry for specific types of composites.


Tim has been providing customer support for various industries as an Applications Engineer for two and a half years. Before joining OSG, he graduated from Wright State University with a Mechanical Engineering degree.


Beyond his engineering expertise, Tim is experienced in public speaking, having presented at IMTS 2014 in Chicago, at various customers’ locations, and internally at OSG. After recently taking a more of active role in the Aerospace Industry by testing tools for new applications in our R&D Facility, Tim is ready to share his newest project with the AeroDef attendees.


Tim’s presentation will begin at 10:55AM on April 22nd in Coronado B (located on the lobby floor of the West Wing) during the Machining & Drilling of Composites session. Before or after the session, be sure to stop by OSG’s booth# 434 to check out our many drilling geometries, and more, that we have to offer.


OSG Promotes Jones to Vice President - Sales



OSG announced the promotion of Rick Jones to Vice President- Sales. Jones joined the OSG sales team as a District Manager in 1986, and he ascended to various leadership positions such as Regional Manager, Area Manager, and most recently the National Sales Manager. Jones has overseen the national sales force of OSG’s cutting tool division as the National Sales Manager since 2013.

 

In his new role, Jones will also oversee the OSG fastener products division sales team in addition to cutting tool sales. “With his 29 years of experience and guidance of OSG’s Sales, we are certain that he will help OSG reach new heights,” said Mike Grantham, the President of OSG.

 

 

OSG New PHOENIX® Catalog for High Performance Indexable Drilling and Milling




We have introduced our highly anticipated OSG PHOENIX® Vol.4 catalog in print and digital versions!

 

The latest catalog edition is over 150 pages and features new products and many expansions to existing quality lines of indexable milling and drilling. Notable additions to the milling lineup includes 45° face milling cutters, screw fit end mills, and replaceable head end mills. Indexable drills and replaceable head drills also have been added to the drilling offering.


Click here to view the catalog!




The Biggest Loser of 2015 Is...

We recently completed our Biggest Loser 2015 competition, and the results are in!


For 8 weeks, 91 employees participated in a weight loss challenge involving diet and exercise to see who could lose the most weight. Measured by percentage rather than pounds, the average weight loss was 2.56%. Going well above the average were our top three winners:

 

           First Place: Kevin Dyer—lost 16.11% of weight

           Prize: 50% of the pot and a $75 gift card

 

Second Place: Adrian Garcia—lost 9.27% of weight

Prize: 30% of the pot and a $50 gift card

 

Third Place: Adam Samano—lost 8.57% of weight

Prize: 20% of the pot and a $25 gift card


KEVIN DYER: BEFORE & AFTER

To achieve this win, Kevin Dyer went on a very strict diet, only eating fruit in the morning, a V8 and carrots for lunch, and usually a salad for dinner. Both Kevin and Adrian Garcia gave up beer during the competition, which cut down on extra carbs. Besides giving up beer, Kevin says the hardest part of the competition was not eating hot wings. Overall, the competition left him feeling “really good, and I have much more energy from eating healthier.”


Our second and third place winners also feel better since the competition. Adrian Garcia and Adam Samano, both started going to the gym four to five times a week, on top of a healthier diet. Adrian would wake up at 4:30 every morning so he could get to the gym by 5am. Taking third place in the Exercise Challenge, Adam chose to exercise in the afternoon, and would play on two indoor soccer teams. Both winners felt they gained more energy throughout the day during the challenge.


Along with Adam, the top two winners of the Exercise Challenge were Devon Tatano in First Place and Lee Meyrick in Second Place. Winners received gift cards according to their rank in the challenge.


Overall, this year’s Biggest Loser competition was a great success. We appreciate the hard work of everyone that participated and look forward to our next fitness challenge.


Faster Production with the WXS® High Feed Corner Radius End Mill

Jacob Van Oost, District Manager


The die and mold industry is a very competitive sector. Shops are constantly 
striving to
 outperform
 competitors by 
quoting shorter 
delivery time, better finish, and lower cost per
 unit. At OSG, we go beyond the quote to demonstrate our abilities in action. With our EXOCARB® WXS® High Feed Corner Radius End Mill, shops are able to achieve faster feed rates, superior surface finishes, and better overall cycle times.

Working with a shop specializing in automotive work in Muskegon, MI, the engineer there wanted a tool that could speed up a process for adding a groove in a P-20 with a 0.25” wide gasket track going around the whole part. The customer originally had it programmed with a 0.25” end mill, but it was taking 3.25 hours to put in the groove. After evaluating the application, we recommended OSG’s EXOCARB® WXS® High Feed Corner Radius End Mill to get the job done.


This corner radius cutter is extremely rigid with a long reach capability. The reverse taper on the cutting edge prevents chattering and eliminates dwell marks on sidewalls. With a new WXS® coating, this end mill oxidizes at around 1300° C, allowing it to withstand much greater heat than competitor tools that are treated with TiAlN.


Initially, we wanted to start the tool at 1,300 RPM and 715 IPM. However, after getting a more detailed look into the program, we realized that the machine for this job could not handle such an aggressive feed rate. To resolve this issue, we decided to cut everything in half, bringing it down to 650 RPM and 357 IPM. Using the EXOCARB® WXS® High Feed Corner Radius End Mill with a light depth of cut, this part of job was completed two hours faster than the original method, and the program time was reduced to merely 35 minutes. The customer was thrilled with the result, and they now use this corner radius end mill to reduce production time overall.


Beyond the automotive industry, this dynamic tool can be applied
 to many applications in die/mold shops. For detailed, 3D contoured parts, it can be used in conjunction with the true 4-flute ball mill. It leaves smaller scallops and has faster metal removal rates than that of ball nosed end mills, making it ideal for roughing. Smaller scallops also makes finishing with the true 4-flute easier and faster, allowing customers to go from roughing straight to finishing, bypassing semi-roughing altogether.


To stay ahead of the competition with faster production, OSG’s EXOCARB® WXS® High Feed Corner Radius End Mill will bypass extra processes along the way.



On the Job with: Kevin McPherson


Featured Employee: Kevin McPherson

Title: Regrind Lead

Tenure with OSG: 3 years


Regrind Lead with OSG for three years, Kevin McPherson is always working to improve the quality of his department. Before coming to OSG, Kevin got his Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Valdosta State University and worked in CNC. At OSG, he enjoys working with his team to find the best solutions to keep up with customers.


Away from work, Kevin is a family man who likes to keep moving, either by running, riding his motorcycle, or traveling to go see his daughter. He also believes in the importance of disconnecting from phones and computers as much as possible to spend quality time with his wife on the weekends.


Kevin learned his best habits from his father, who he calls his hero. “He taught me the importance of a good work ethic and honesty.”