OSG Announces the Release of HY-PRO® VGM7 End Mills

We are pleased to announce the expansion of our HY-PRO® CARB VGM end mill series with the addition of the NEW HY-PRO® CARB VGM7The HY-PRO® CARB VGM7 is a 7-flute variable geometry end mill for dynamic milling ideal in steel and stainless steel.

 

The following list numbers are associated with the NEW HY-PRO® CARB VGM7 flute series:

The HY-PRO® CARB VGM7 end mill offers the following features & benefits:

  • Variable Index reduces chatter for efficient machining
  • Sharp cutting geometry for smooth material cutting
  • High helix angle to reduce cutting force
  • Adjusted core diameter based on length of cut to maintain tool rigidity
  • EXO coating provides longer tool life
  • Expansive size offering

The HY-PRO® CARB VGM7 end mill is ideal in the following applications:

  • High Efficiency Milling in multiple applications
  • Ideal in steel, stainless steel, cast iron, and exotic materials

 

COMING SOON: VGM-6!

 

Check out the new tools HERE

OSG Announces the Expansion of A Brand® AT-2 series

We are pleased to announce the expansion of our A Brand® AT-2 Thread Mill Series! The A Brand® AT-2 is a series of end-cutting edge thread mills for high hardness steel applications.

 

The following list numbers are associated with the A Brand® AT-2 Thread Mill Series:

The A Brand® AT-2 Thread Mill Series offers the following features & benefits:

  • Helical drilling and threading can be done simultaneously
  • Newly developed DUROREY coating enables superior heat resistance and high toughness optimized for high hardness steel milling.
  • Special cutting edge shape suppresses bending of the tool
  • Left-hand cut configuration enables climb milling to prolong tool life

The A Brand® AT-2 Thread Mill Series is ideal in the following applications:

  • Hardened Steel
  • Stainless Steel
  • Cast Iron

 

Check out the new tools HERE

OSG Partners with Machining Cloud

We are pleased to announce that OSG has partnered with Machining Cloud to provide OSG Cutting Tool product data on the cloud. MachiningCloud is a product data provider for cutting tools, CNC machines and work-holding.

The OSG MachiningCloud partnership will utilize the convenience of cloud-based technology, which enables customers to optimize the way they gather information for their manufacturing operations. This technology allows machinists to easily identify the right OSG cutting tools for every type of job, allowing them to increase their productivity and achieve greater accuracy.

OSG’s customers will also be able to easily download descriptive, usage and geometric information directly into their shop floor software, such as CAM, simulation, and tool management systems.

For more information about OSG on MachiningCloud, please visit: machiningcloud.com/partners/osg/

OSG Announces the Release of PHOENIX® PMD Indexable Multi-Function Cutter Series

We are pleased to announce the release of our NEW OSG PHOENIX® PMD Indexable Multi-Function Cutter series!
The OSG PHOENIX® PMD is a versatile series of indexable end mills for multiple applications, including milling, drilling & plunging, with a single tool.

The following list numbers are associated with the NEW OSG PHOENIX® PMD Indexable Multi-Function Cutter series:

The OSG PHOENIX® PMD end mill offers the following features & benefits:

  • Supports a wide range of applications with a single tool
  • Superior chip formation during drilling and plunging
  • Low cutting force and stable tool life during milling
  • Excellent milling surface finish without chattering
  • Two types of inserts to enable continuous cutting-from plunging to horizontal milling

The OSG PHOENIX® PMD end mill is ideal in the following applications:

  • High Efficiency Milling in multiple applications
  • Ideal in carbon steel and cast iron

Check out the new tools HERE

Holiday Hours

Wishing You a Happy Holiday Season from everyone at OSG USA!

OSG will operate during normal business hours, with the exception of the following days:

  • DEC 24th- CLOSED
  • DEC 25th- CLOSED
  • DEC 31st- CLOSED
  • JAN 1st – CLOSED

 

 

OSG Announces the Release of PHOENIX® PRB Barrel & Lens Inserts

We are pleased to announce the release of our NEW OSG PHOENIX® PFB Barrel & Lens Insert Series!
The NEW OSG PHOENIX® PFB Barrel & Lens is a series of indexable inserts for finishing.

 

The following list numbers are associated with the NEW OSG PHOENIX® PFB Barrel & Lens Insert
Series:

The NEW OSG PHOENIX® PFB Barrel & Lens Insert Series offers the following features & benefits:

  • Large peripheral or bottom radius for increased milling efficiency or improved surface finish
  • Increased milling efficiency- larger step-overs while keeping the same surface finish/cusp  height compared to ball nose tools
  • Improved surface finish- reduced cusp height while keeping the same step-over compared to  ball nose tools
  • 2 insert grades based on application: XP3225 for stable milling in a wide variety of materials, and XP3310 for dry milling in cast iron and hardened steel

The NEW OSG PHOENIX® PFB Barrel & Lens Insert Series is ideal in the following applications:

  • Die/Mold Industry
  • Aerospace Industry
  • Energy Industry
  • Job Shops

 

Check out the new tools HERE

OSG Announces the Release of EXOCARB® VU-TBR End Mill Series

We are pleased to announce the release of our NEW EXOCARB® VU-TBR End Mill Series!
The NEW EXOCARB® VU-TBR is a series of taper barrel end mills for finishing.

 

The following list numbers are associated with the NEW EXOCARB® VU-TBR End Mill Series:

The NEW EXOCARB® VU-TBR Series offers the following features & benefits:

  • Increased milling efficiency due to the large peripheral edge radius and multi-flute configuration
  • Increased stepover reduces machining time compared to ball nose end mills
  • Reduced cusp height improves surface finish with approximately 60% machine time reduction compared to ball nose end mills

The NEW EXOCARB® VU-TBR Series is ideal in the following applications:

  • Die/Mold Industry
  • Aerospace Industry
  • Energy Industry
  • Job Shops

 

Check out the tools HERE

OSG Announces the Release of A Brand® AT-2 Thread Mill Series

We are pleased to announce the release of our NEW A Brand® AT-2 Thread Mill Series!
The NEW A Brand® AT-2 is a series of end-cutting edge thread mills for high hardness steel applications.

 

The following list numbers are associated with the NEW A Brand® AT-2 Thread Mill Series:

The NEW A Brand® AT-2 Thread Mill Series offers the following features & benefits:

  • Helical drilling and threading can be done simultaneously
  • Newly developed DUROREY coating enables superior heat resistance and high toughness optimized for high hardness steel milling.
  • Special cutting edge shape suppresses bending of the tool
  • Left-hand cut configuration enables climb milling to prolong tool life

The NEW A Brand® AT-2 Thread Mill Series is ideal in the following applications:

  • Hardened Steel
  • Stainless Steel
  • Cast Iron

 

A Brand® AT-2 Thread Mill Inch Sizes coming soon!

 

Check out the tools HERE

OSG Announces the Release of EXOCARB® AM-EBT & AM-CRE end mill series

We are pleased to announce the release of our NEW EXOCARB® AM-EBT & AM-CRE end mill series!
The NEW EXOCARB® AM-EBT & AM-CRE is a series of ball and corner radius end mills for post-processing of additive manufacturing and milling in hardened steels.

 

The following list numbers are associated with the NEW EXOCARB® AM-EBT & AM-CRE series:

The NEW EXOCARB® AM-EBT & AM-CRE series offers the following features & benefits:

  • Negative cutting geometry to prevent chipping in hardened materials
  • Wide chip room to evacuate chips in heavy milling operations with inconsistent stock removal
  • DUROREY coating to resist chipping and cutting heat in high hardness material

The NEW EXOCARB® AM-EBT & AM-CRE series is ideal in the following applications:

  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Die/Mold Industry

EXOCARB® AM-EBT & AM-CRE Inch sizes coming soon!

 

Check out the tools HERE

High Speed Machining

The perfect combination of cutting tool, tool holder, and machine tool takes mold manufacturer to a new level of productivity

Steve Lauman | District Manager

 

For the past 20 years, Lifetime Products Incorporated’s mold shop has been producing aluminum blow molds to support the company’s production of plastic tables, chairs, coolers, kayaks, outdoor sheds, and much more. Lifetime first started its legacy in the sporting goods industry in 1986, introducing a breakthrough basketball system that can be adjusted in seconds. It was the first system that allows basketball hoop homeowners to easily raise and lower the height quickly. Since then, Lifetime has become the world’s largest manufacturer of residential basketball hoops as well as folding tables and chairs, selling products in 58 countries around the globe. Today, the company has grown from 15 employees in a partial warehouse to over 1,500 employees around the world, serving the sporting goods, folding furniture, lawns and garden, playground and the watersports markets.

For the past 20 years, Lifetime Products Incorporated’s mold shop has been producing aluminum blow molds to support the company’s production of plastic tables, chairs, coolers, kayaks, outdoor sheds, and much more.

For the past 20 years, Lifetime Products Incorporated’s mold shop has been producing aluminum blow molds to support the company’s production of plastic tables, chairs, coolers, kayaks, outdoor sheds, and much more.

Lifetime’s global business and manufacturing headquarters is located in Clearfield, Utah, USA. Lifetime’s mold division, which was established in 1999, currently employs 23 staff and has an estimate production area of 16,000-square-feet. As an organization that is committed to innovation and quality, Lifetime is constantly looking for ways to improve their manufacturing process.

For some time, Lifetime has been searching for new solutions to enhance efficiency in their mold production primarily made of aluminum materials such as 6061, 7075 and QC10. In terms of production volume, Lifetime on average produces 20 to 30 molds per year. Lifetime Mold Engineer Dennis Norman and Lifetime Head CNC Programmer Randy Macari are well versed on high speed machining and how it can help them attain much higher productivity. They also understood the required three essential components in order to maximize the benefit of high speed machining – high performance tooling capable of running high speed machining programs, precision holders to secure tool engagement at high rpms, and a machine tool with features such as look ahead software and the ability to run at high speeds.

Lifetime’s mold production is primarily made of aluminum materials such as 6061, 7075 and QC10.

Lifetime’s mold production is primarily made of aluminum materials such as 6061, 7075 and QC10.

The first requirement of high-performance tooling was met when Lifetime began utilizing OSG end mills. Lifetime’s previous tooling choice was a 3/8” 3-flute end mill that was used at 6,000 rpm and 60 ipm. The second requirement was met with OSG’s HY-PRO shrink fit holder and shrink fit technology. OSG’s balanced holder gave Lifetime the ability to mill in excess of 20,000 rpm. The fulfillment of the first two requirements has greatly improved tool life and performance at Lifetime. However, further progress was held back because Lifetime’s older machine tools are incapable of running high speed machining programs. It all changed when this past year, a new Mazak FJV-60/120 vertical mill arrived with look ahead controls designed for high speed machining along with a high-pressure coolant through spindle. With the equipment update, Lifetime is now able to fully leverage OSG’s Exocarb Aero Blizzard high performance carbide end mill.

The Exocarb Aero Blizzard series is a part of the OSG premium line of carbide high performance end mills specifically designed for aluminum and copper alloys. The series’ special end cut gashing and offset teeth permit large depths of cut and maximum feed per tooth. Made with polished flutes to enhance tool life and reduce built up edges, the Blizzard end mill series is engineered to yield high metal removal rates in roughing applications while providing a superior finishing.

The Exocarb Aero Blizzard series is a part of the OSG premium line of carbide high performance end mills specifically designed for aluminum and copper alloys. The Exocarb Aero Blizzard end mill series is available in various end styles, such as square, corner radius and ball.

The Exocarb Aero Blizzard series is a part of the OSG premium line of carbide high performance end mills specifically designed for aluminum and copper alloys. The Exocarb Aero Blizzard end mill series is available in various end styles, such as square, corner radius and ball.

Combined with the new Mazak vertical machining center, OSG’s 3/8” 3-flute Blizzard end mill is now able to reach its full potential, with parameters as high as 15,000 rpm and 220 ipm to generate unparalleled results in productivity. These improvements across all the different milling operations at Lifetime have created an average of 25 percent cycle time reduction. A typical mold is now machined and built in less than 12 weeks, down from an average of 16 weeks. In addition to increased speeds and metal removal rates, Lifetime also saw much improved surface finish, which lowered labor costs by reducing the amount of labor time needed to polish the cavity components of each mold. The combination of a quality tool with precision tool holder engages the workpiece in a more rigid and stable environment, thus resulting in a better surface finish. The overall polishing time was reduced by more than 75 percent. Mold polishing in general added 40 hours to the mold build time, which has now been reduced to eight hours.

Combined with Lifetime’s new Mazak vertical machining center, OSG’s 3/8” 3-flute Blizzard end mill is able to reach its full potential, with parameters as high as 15,000 rpm and 220 ipm to generate unparalleled results in productivity.

Combined with Lifetime’s new Mazak vertical machining center, OSG’s 3/8” 3-flute Blizzard end mill is able to reach its full potential, with parameters as high as 15,000 rpm and 220 ipm to generate unparalleled results in productivity.

 

“OSG’s Blizzard end mill’s performance helped exceed our objectives needed to deliver our molds faster and better,” said Lifetime Products CNC Programmer Randy Macari.

From left, Lifetime CNC Programmer Randy Macari and OSG USA District Manager Steve Lauman pose for a photograph at Lifetime’s manufacturing facility in Clearfield, Utah, USA.

 

High productivity can only be achieved with the perfect combination of cutting tool, tool holder and machine tool. By constantly improving, innovating and leveraging the latest manufacturing technologies, Lifetime will continue its journey in creating affordable and lasting products for consumers and their families.

For more information on OSG’s Exocarb Aero Blizzard series and Lifetime Products Inc.