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.