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February
2018

Congratulations to our Shaping Your Dreams Scholarship Winners!

Written by Kellie Osgood

 
(Pictured from Left: Kelly Turk, OSG Regional Human Resource Manager; Todd Surritte, OSG Vice President; Maram Safi;
Casey McCormick; Paul Wilhelm, OSG Human Resource Generalist; Chuck Abate, OSG Plant Manager; Pete Gennuso,
OSG Sales Engineering Manager.)
 
On February 7th, 2018, OSG USA, INC. recognized the recipients of its inaugural "Shaping Your Dreams" Scholarship
program, which was created to assist students in fulfilling their educational goals in the field of machining, manufacturing
and Engineering.  
 
Maram Safi of Elk Grove High School and Casey McCormick of Fenwick High School each received the $1,000 scholarship
toward their education in their chosen fields.  Maram would like to major in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering
and Casey is targeting Mechanical Engineering.  
 
The students were presented with their awards at OSG's Manufacturing Facility, located in Bensenville, IL. Representatives
from OSG were on hand to present these two very deserving winners with their scholarship certificates.  
 
Congratulations Maram and Casey!  We are eager to see where your education and careers take you!
 
The "Shaping Your Dreams" scholarship program for 2018 will be announced this April and recipients will be chosen
prior to the Fall semester 2018.

2

February
2018

We are pleased to announce the following expansion to our EXOTAP® VCX, EXOTAP® A-Tap®, and PHOENIX® product offerings!

Written by Kellie Osgood

EXOTAP® VCX Series

Added to List 10051:

  • Fractional Sizes (10 edp's)
  • Large diameters from 9/16" through 1"

Added to List 11051:

  • Metric Sizes (12 edp's)
  • Large Diameters from M14 through M24

 

 

EXOTAP® A-TAP® Series

 NEW EDPs Have been added to the following List #'s:

  • List 16500- (5 edp's)
  • List 16505- (3 edp's)
  • List 16510- (5 edp's)
  • List 16515- (1 edp)
  • List 16525- (4 edp's)
  • List 16535- (4 edp's)

OSG PHOENIX® Indexable Inserts:

 PHOENIX® PSE Inserts

 Added to List 78PSE:

  • Corner radius sizes and more polished inserts for precision finishing operations in aluminum.
  • Corner radius sizes for greater variety for shoulder milling & profiling operations.
  • XC3020 & XP3025 as additional options for steel & cast iron operations.

 PHOENIX® PHC Inserts

  • XC3020 & XP3025 to PHC09 & PHC12 offerings as additional options for steel & cast iron operations. 

PHOENIX® PSTW Inserts

Added to List 78PSTW:

  • CK010 grade to cover aluminum applications.
  • GM chipbreaker to cover medium cutting operations in all materials.
  • Additional corner radius sizes to have more variety for shoulder milling operations.

 

PHOENIX® PRC Inserts 

Added to List 78PRC:

  • GL chipbreaker to cover light cutting operations in steel & stainless. 

PHOENIX® PAO Inserts

Added to List 78PAO: 

  • GL chipbreaker to cover light cutting operations in all materials.

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January
2018

Come See Us At Our Upcoming Trade Shows!

Written by Kellie Osgood

 

Amerimold

Where: Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi, MI

When: June 13-14, 2018

Booth #: 136

International Manufacturing Technology Show

Where: McCormick Place, Chicago, IL

When: September 10-16, 2018

Booth #: 432080

International Fastener Expo

Where: Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV

When: October 29-31, 2018

Booth #: 1137


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December
2017

Check Out Our EXOCARB® ADF Tooling Promo!

Written by Kellie Osgood

Machining a flat hole traditionally required the use of an end mill and a drill.  The EXOCARB® ADF drill enables one-step drilling to simplify machining time and tool management.  Suitable for a wide variety of drilling applications including inclined surfaces, curved surfaces, counterboring, eccentric holes, thin plates, etc.

ADF Features and Benefits

  • EgiAs Coating to suppress friction with the wear resistance layer and prevents breakage
  • Unique End Cut Geometry reduces cutting force to enable stable machining
  • Wide Chip Room for smooth chip evacuation

Applications

The EXOCARB® ADF drills are high performance carbide flat drills designed for various applications including:

  • Carbon Steels
  • Alloy Steels
  • Die Steels
  • Cast Iron
  • Hardened Steels <35 HRC
  • Hardened Steels 35-45 HRC

 


5

July
2017

OSG Announces the Release of A Brand A-Drills!

Written by Kristine Minnich

  

A Brand is OSG’s premium tooling brand that represents the quality assurance OSG guarantees to each and every customer. A Brand products (A-Drills, A-Taps and A-End Mills) are designed to exceed the evolving manufacturing needs of our customers. The A-Drill series features EXOCARB® AD, ADO, ADO-SUS and ADF. Experience the level of quality, reliability and satisfaction that can only be delivered by OSG’s A Brand tooling master class!

EXOCARB® AD & ADO 2D-30D

The EXOCARB® AD & ADO feature superior point strength with low cutting force are achieved to accommodate a wide range of carbide drilling applications. EgiAs coating constructed with extreme toughness, high wear and heat resistance characteristics ensure stable and consistent tool life. The EXOCARB® ADO offers a coolant-through option for those with coolant capabilities.

AD & ADO Features

  • EgiAs Coating for exceptional wear resistance and toughness
  • Coolant-Through (ADO) for longer tool life and smooth chip evaluation
  • Optimized Drill Geometry For Every Drilling Depth
    • Wavy Point Form (2D-8D) reduces thrust and torque while creating smaller more manageable chips
    • Straight Point Form (10D-30D) enhances cutting edge strength while reducing cutting forces
    • Wide Flutes (2D-8D) facilitates stable chip evacuation
    • Middle Margin (8D-30D) improves stability in deep-hole applications

AD Line-Up

ADO Line-Up

EXOCARB® ADO-SUS 3D & 5D

Work hardening, welding, elongation of cutting chips and poor thermal conductivity are common problems in the machining of stainless steels and titanium alloys. The ADO-SUS is a carbide drill series that employs a unique coolant hole shape and tool geometry to enable efficient drilling in these difficult-to-machine materials.

ADO-SUS Features

  • Patented "MEGA COOLER" Coolant Holes drastically increase coolant flow, suppressing heat generation and enhancing chip evacuation
  • Patented Flute Geometry forms ideal chips for efficient chip evacuation
  • Patented Cutting-Edge Geometry reduces work hardening
  • WXL Coating provides superior heat and wear resistance for long tool life

ADO-SUS Line-Up

EXOCARB® ADF 2D

Machining a flat hole traditionally required the use of an end mill and a drill. The EXOCARB® ADF enables one-step drilling to simplify machining time and tool management. Suitable for a wide variety of drilling applications including inclined surfaces, curved surfaces, counterboring, eccentric holes, thin plates, etc.

ADF Features

  • EgiAs Coating for exceptional wear resistance and long tool life
  • Wide Flutes for superior chip evacuation
  • Balanced Point Form for reduced thrust and improved stability
  • Improved Cutting Edge reduces cutting forces and creates smaller chips

ADF Line-Up

Watch our A Brand video on YouTube!


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June
2017

OSG Announces Release of OSG EXOTAP® VC-10 & VA-3 Coolant-Through Taps

Written by Kristine Minnich

We are pleased to announce the release of OSG EXOTAP® VC-10 & VA-3 Coolant-Through DIN length Taps for Difficult to Machine Materials and Stainless Steel.


The following list numbers are associated with the EXOTAP® VC-10 & VA-3 products.

  • List 317TI - EXOTAP® VC-10 Ti Oil DIN SFT Inch sizes
  • List 348TI - EXOTAP® VC-10 Ti Oil DIN SFT Metric sizes
  • List 317 - EXOTAP® VC-10 Oil DIN SFT Inch sizes
  • List 351- EXOTAP® VC-10 Oil DIN SFT Metric sizes
  • List 307- EXOTAP® VC-3 Oil DIN SFT Inch sizes
  • List 347 - EXOTAP® VA-3 Oil DIN SFT Metric sizes
  • List 316TI - EXOTAP® VC-10 Ti Oil DIN POT Inch sizes
  • List 347TI - EXOTAP® VC-10 Ti Oil DIN POT Metric sizes
  • List 316 - EXOTAP® VC-10 Oil DIN POT Inch sizes
  • List 350 - EXOTAP® VC-10 Oil DIN POT Metric sizes
  • List 306 - EXOTAP® VC-3 Oil DIN POT Inch sizes
  • List 346 - EXOTAP® VA-3 Oil DIN SFT Metric sizes

This series offers the following:

  • V Coating for increased harness, lubricity & wear resistance
  • Expanded the VC-10 series offering to include both coolant-through and DIN
    overall length options
  • The VC-10 series has unique geometries to excel in titanium or other difficult to
    machine materials as does VA-3 which excels in Stainless Steel.
  • The VA-3 features HSSE Substrate for increased wear resistance.

1

June
2017

Customer Testimonial: Micro Technology

Written by Kristine Minnich

Pictured from left to right: Ted Pierce– Shop Foreman/ CNC Programmer; Charlie Wright, Jr. – General Manager; John Hargrove- Lead CNC Setup/Operator

Pictured from left to right: Ted Pierce, Shop Foreman/CNC Programmer; Charlie Wright, Jr., General Manager; and John Hargrove, Lead CNC Setup/Operator

The U.S automotive industry has experienced rapid growth for the last several years. In 2015, US auto sales hit a record high. According to DeBord, cheap gas and easy credit as well as the low unemployment rate contributed to the booming auto sales. The demand for reliable and high-tech cars has increased.

In order to keep up with this increasing demand, U.S. auto manufactures have been strict about meeting customers' time constraints. Efficiency and productivity has become essential more than ever for both of the auto and the auto parts manufacturers.

Micro Technology is an auto parts manufacturer located in Tullahoma, TN. After years of experience as a machinist, the owner, Charlie Wright Sr. started the company in 1987 with just 3 mills, 3 lathes, 1 radial arm drill and 1 brand saw. After 30 years, his son, Charlie Wright Jr. is in the process of taking over the company.

The company mainly produces parts that are used to mount to automotive engine blocks to be robotically transported through assembly lines. They produce various models and quantities annually and these parts are 2-part sets which are machined and then assembled requiring additional time before shipping out to the customers. While the soon to be new owner, Wright Jr., focuses on quality and accuracy of his products, he also strives for improved efficiency and productivity. He was looking for ways to cut machining time to meet strict time constrains of his customers, so he reached out to DGI and OSG's district manager, Philip Woody.

The company uses HAAS VF-3 with CAT40 taper tools. The part being machined is 6061 Aluminum and the tolerance requirement is +/- 0.002" to achieve the precise geometry and finish the company needs. Wright Jr. used to machine the parts with a competitor's face mill which ran at 3,000RPM 120IPM with 1.25" axial and 1.2" radial depth of cut. He wanted to improve productivity without sacrificing quality and accuracy.

Woody recommended OSG's PHOENIX® PRC indexable radius cutter (EDP #7800404) with 12mm diameter aluminum grade insert (EDP# 7811013.) The PRC ran at 5,780RPM 345IPM surpassing speeds and feeds of the competitor tool. The company was able to cut the machining time by roughly 25 minutes per part achieving a 50 minute reduction per set! In addition to the machining time, the company was able to improve the surface finish with OSG's PRC. 

"This tool [the PRC] was extremely instrumental in achieving our required tolerances and meeting delivery deadlines of my customers," said Wright Jr.

Wright Jr. is excited for his new journey as an owner with the reliable tools from OSG and Woody is walking alongside with him to support his needs and to reach even greater heights.

Source:

DeBord, Matthew. (2016, December 21st). The US auto industry may surprise everyone in 2017. Business Insider. Retrieved from http://www.businessinsider.com/us-auto-industry-growth-in-2017-2016-12

 


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May
2017

OSG USA, Inc. was Recently Named as One of the 2017 Best Places to Work in Illinois!

Written by Kristine Minnich

 

Mike Grantham, 
President, OSG USA, Inc.


OSG USA, Inc. was recently named as one of the 2017
Best Places to Work in Illinois. The awards program began in 2006 and is promoted by The Daily Herald Business Ledger in partnership with the Human Resources Management Association of Chicago (HRMAC), the Illinois Chamber of Commerce, MRA-The Management Association, the Small Business Advocacy Council, the Greater Oak Brook Chamber of Commerce and Best Companies Group.


This statewide survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Illinois, benefiting the state's economy, workforce and businesses. The 2017 
Best Places to Work in Illinois list is made up of 29 companies in the small employer category (15-99 U.S. employees), 25 companies in the medium employer category (100-499 U.S. employees), and 21 companies in the large employer category (500 or more U.S. employees). OSG USA, Inc. has been named one of the Best Places to Work in Illinois in the medium employer category.

I am very proud of this achievement and recognition, which represents an incredible team of employees. Our goal is to continuously improve, and make this award the first of many to come.” - Mike Grantham, President, OSG USA, Inc.


Companies from across the state entered the two-part process to determine the
Best Places to Work in Illinois. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company's workplace policies, practices, and demographics. This part of the process was worth approximately 25% of the total evaluation. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. This part of the process was worth approximately 75% of the total evaluation. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process in Illinois and also analyzed the data and used their expertise to determine the final rankings.


OSG USA, Inc. was recognized and honored at the
Best Places to Work in Illinois awards ceremony coordinated by The Daily Herald Business Ledger on Thursday, May 18, 2017 and will be profiled in a special publication on June 26, 2017.


For more information on OSG USA, Inc., and why it is one of 2017’s Best Places to Work in Illinois, please visit our website:
http://osgtool.com/Careers/opportunities


To be considered for participation, companies had to fulfill the Best Places to Work in Illinois eligibility requirements. For more information on the Best Places to Work in Illinois program, visit www.BestPlacestoWorkinIL.com


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May
2017

Building Stronger Relationships

Written by Kristine Minnich

Many companies are encouraging their employees to be healthier by offering programs for them to participate in. OSG offers several opportunities to its employees to participate in, including a Runner's Club, Boot Camps, Walkathon and Biggest Loser Challenge.

The OSG Runner's Club began in 2011 with about 10 participants, this year we have 19 in our Illinois offices. There are four races planned for this year, with the first race being June 3.

Adam Samano, Desktop Support Technician II, avid runner and founder of the OSG Runner's Club was recently featured in Chicago Athlete's magazine discussing the OSG Runner's Club. To read the full article, click here.


16

May
2017

OSG Announces Release of Additions to the OSG Phoenix® Line!

Written by Kristine Minnich

OSG PHOENIX® PFR Finishing Radius End Mill series:

The following list numbers are associated with the PHOENIX® PFR products:

List 52200 -- PHOENIX PFR inch end mill bodies

List 78320 -- PHOENIX PFR metric end mill bodies

List 52605 -- PHOENIX PFR inch screw fit bodies

List 78220 -- PHOENIX PFR metric screw fit bodies

List 78PFR -- PHOENIX PFR inserts


What's new?

  • Added Ø0.250" end mill bodies and inserts
  • Added Ø6mm end mill bodies and inserts
  • Added 2.5 L/D Ratio steel shank end mill bodies

 
OSG PHOENIX® PXMC Collets for the PHOENIX® PXM Exchangeable Head End Mill series: 

The following list numbers are associated with the PHOENIX® PXMC products.

List 78340 -- PHOENIX PXMC collets


What's new?

  • PXMC collets are available in short and extra-short versions
  • PXMC collets are compatible with OSG's HY-PRO Shrink 2pc Base Holders
  • PXMC collets dramatically reduce overhang length to greatly improve milling rigidity & balance
  • PXMC collets are ideal for use in small machining centers

Please visit our website for product information, pricing and availability.


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