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June
2015

The EXOCARB® WDO-SUS Drill Video: Meet the Game-Changer for Stainless Steels & Titanium Alloys

Written by OSG


What are the common issues you encounter while machining stainless steels and titanium alloys? You name it and OSG’s new EXOCARB® WDO-SUS drills will tackle it!

 

The WDO-SUS drills are specifically developed to combat work hardening, elongated chips, low thermal conductivity and welding on the tool. Watch the video below to learn more about the premium features of the WDO-SUS drills including the newly designed MEGA COOLER™ coolant holes.




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May
2015

On the Job with: Cheryl Pross

Written by OSG





Featured employee: Cheryl Pross
Title: Customer Service Manager
Tenure with OSG: 20 years

 

After working 20 years at the OSG Illinois Office, Cheryl Pross decided to go out of her comfort zone. She jumped on the opportunity to further develop her career in Atlanta, GA. Moving over 700 miles away from home, Cheryl has been working as the Customer Service Manager at the OSG GA Regional Office for 6 months and is loving her new Southern OSG family.

 

You are probably wondering what makes Cheryl so adaptable to new people, work and life in the south. It comes from her philosophy to give respect to anyone. “Always respect your friends, co-workers, company and customers, and you will be rewarded with respect in return,” said Cheryl. Her philosophy was passed down from her hero, her mother, who taught her to not only work hard, but also enjoy life and love the people around her.

 

Her love of life and taking on new challenges extends to her personal life. Cheryl keeps her personal life busy with friends, running and traveling, but recently, her interest is to be 100% organic with skin care products and the food she eats. “It is nearly an impossible task, but I enjoy finding something I love that won’t harm me or the environment,” said Cheryl.

 

Cheryl’s new adventure in Atlanta just began in November, and she is certain that she will develop herself professionally and personally. “I had 1 month to pack up and leave everything I have known in Illinois and moved to Georgia by myself. It was the craziest yet the most exciting things I have done, and I don’t regret it for a moment.”



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May
2015

3 reasons why you should join OSG, a growing company that values its employees!

Written by OSG



1. It’s the Outstanding People:  Our employees live our core values and treat each other like family.  We come from all types of backgrounds, but we find common ground in out-servicing our competition!

 

2. It’s the Superior Benefits:  Full medical/dental/vision PPO plan, 401(k) with company match and 3 weeks of paid time during the first year off means work-life balance like nowhere else!

 

3. It’s the Great Attitude:  Our cutting tools are the best in the world! This gives us the confidence to continue developing our employees so that we can continue making the highest quality products! 

 

 

Open Positions:

 

 

Jr. CNC Operators (Bensenville, IL)


CNC Setup Technician (Bensenville, IL)


Coating Operator (Bensenville, IL)


Technical Quoting Specialist (Bensenville, IL)

 
Jr. Design Engineer (Bensenville, IL)



Machining Applications Engineer/CNC Programmer (Bensenville, IL) 


Applications Engineer (Glendale Heights, IL)


Talent Development Specialist (Glendale Heights, IL)


District Manager/Sales Representative (Charlotte, NC)  

 

 

Apply online at www.osgtool.com/careers to join our growing team!

 


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May
2015

The EXOTAP VA-3® Now Available with Coolant-Through!

Written by OSG


For any manufacturer, time is money, and an increasing number of companies are looking for ways to improve efficiency in their manufacturing process. In order to support such demand, OSG improved its popular tap series, the EXOTAP VA-3®.  The EXOTAP VA-3® already excelled in both stainless and carbon steels, but now you can tap at even faster speeds with our newly expanded VA-3® offerings!


What makes it possible to tap faster is the new VA-3® coolant-through capability. It prevents overheating and improves chip removal rates. As a result, you can achieve faster cutting speeds and smoother chip evacuation! In addition to the coolant-through capability, the new VA-3 taps offer DIN overall length for longer reach applications. The EXOTAP VA-3® series has become even more versatile to address your challenging needs.

 

 

In addition to these new features, the VA-3® taps feature optimized geometry specifically designed for stainless and carbon steels. OSG’s patented V coating provides excellent wear resistance and extended tool life. If cost savings and efficiency are in your To-Improve-List, give OSG’s EXOTAP VA-3® taps a try!

 

 

Spiral Flute      

List 307 - Inch  

List 347 - Metric  

 

Spiral Point

List 306 - Inch 

List 346 - Metric 

 


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May
2015

OSG BOOT CAMP- 6 weeks to a healthier YOU!

Written by OSG

Summer is just around the corner, and we want to get fit fast! OSG’s annual BOOT CAMP has begun on May 4th, and our muscles are starting to get sore. BOOT CAMP is part of our corporate wellness program that helped OSG earn the title of a Fit-Friendly employer. This is our 4th year to host BOOT CAMP, and 30 employees are competing against each other. We finished the Biggest Loser Competition in March, so now it is time for us to get physically healthier and stronger!

 

We kicked off BOOT CAMP with the initial physical health assessment consisting of 6 tests:

 

-          Plank Test

-          Sit-Up Test

-          Squat Test

-          Push-Up Test

-          Vertical Jump Test

-          40 Yard Dash

 

Scoring is based on the results from the tests, and employees have 6 weeks to improve their scores. Weekly workout sessions will be held at Glendale Heights Office every Monday. On June 15th,  the final assessment is scheduled. Alyssa Walther, OSG Applications Engineer, thinks that OSG’s BOOT CAMP program is a great way to motivate and challenge herself.

 

“It is hard to keep up with challenging workouts by myself, but working out with my co-workers encourages me to try more and have fun at the same time.” 


For the highest performers and the most improved performer, prizes are prepared as follows:

 

Highest Performer (Males) - $50 Gift Card

Highest Performer (Female) - $50 Gift Card

Most Improved Performer - $50 Gift Card

2 Runner-Ups - $25 Gift Card

 

Good luck to everyone who is competing and stay tuned these next 6 weeks to find out the winners!

 


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May
2015

Heading to the East Coast, EASTEC 2015!

Written by OSG

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!







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April
2015

On the Job with: Katie Oswald

Written by OSG


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.”



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April
2015

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

Written by OSG

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.”

 


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April
2015

Shaping Your Dreams Video

Written by OSG

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.




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April
2015

Tim Holmer to Present at Aerodef

Written by OSG


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.



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