After 27 years of loyal and dedicated service, OSG USA’s President, Mike Grantham, will be retiring effective November 30, 2019.
During his 6 years as President, Mike has been instrumental in the growth and success of OSG USA, Inc. His leadership and dedication to both OSG’s customers and employees had an unparalleled impact with the implementation of many programs including improved service, and unprecedented product expansion. His personal touch has had an impact on those he has met over the years. Please join us in wishing Mike a very happy retirement!
It is with great pleasure that I announce that Jeff Tennant, currently Executive Vice President and CFO, has been chosen to be the next President of OSG USA, Inc.
Jeff will assume his responsibility as President beginning December 1, 2019.
Jeff’s career at OSG started back in 1988, after serving in the U.S. Army. He began his career with OSG in an inside sales role performing various administrative tasks. Over the last 30 years, Jeff has had a progressive career and has contributed to the growth and success of OSG. Jeff has successfully led many areas within OSG and has continually provided direction on key initiatives throughout the organization with an effort to support our customers.
Please join us in congratulating Jeff Tennant as our new President. Although we will miss Mike and the guidance he has provided OSG, we have only confidence that under Jeff’s leadership OSG USA, Inc. will continue to thrive.
OSG USA, Inc.
We are pleased to announce the release of OSG USA’s 2020 edition of Cutting Tool Solutions catalog!
Our 2020 Cutting Tool Solutions catalog is packed with 1,686 pages of OSG high quality cutting tools, including new products and images to better assist you with all your cutting tool purchasing needs including:
New Products added to the catalog:
24 NEW list numbers, with 532 NEW item numbers have been added to our 2020 Cutting Tool Solutions catalog.
Discontinued Products from the catalog:
An electronic file is available on the distributor login portion of our web site at HERE
Limited quantities of our discontinued products may be available at a discounted price on OSG’s OZONE page. OZONE Page
NEW DIAMETER CORRECTION TOOL SERIES!
NEW DRILL SERIES!
A Brand® ADO-40D & ADO-50D advanced performance coolant through drills:
EXPANSION TO DRILLING
A Brand® ADO-TRS advanced performance high feed 3-flute drill series size expansion:
A Brand® ADF flat bottom drill series
PHOENIX® Indexable drill series size expansions:
NEW END MILL SERIES!
A Brand® A Mills advanced performance anti-vibration carbide end mills:
EXOCARB® WXL end mill series
EXOCARB® WXS end mill series
SOMTA Carbide end mill series:
PHOENIX® PXM Exchangeable Head Indexable end mill series:
variable index coolant-thru heads
silent rougher coolant-thru heads
silent rougher coolant-thru heads
EXPANSIONS to MILLING
A Brand® AE-VMS end mill series size expansion:
EXOCARB® WXS & WXL end mill series size expansion:
PHOENIX® PXM Exchangeable Head Indexable milling series Expansions:
To better serve you, we are pleased to announce that we have moved our operations from Glendale Heights, IL to a larger facility located at 620 Stetson Avenue, St. Charles, IL 60174.
Effective December 2, 2019, all customer pick-ups and deliveries will resume out of our new location in St. Charles, IL.
Please update your records accordingly to reflect our new Illinois location:
OSG USA, INC.
620 STETSON AVENUE
ST. CHARLES, IL 60174
**All product returns must be directed to our St. Charles, IL location**
To avoid delays in processing your return/credit, effective immediately, all customer returns must be directed to our new location as noted above.
All phone numbers, email addresses, and contacts will remain the same. We look forward to continuing to serve you out of our new location!
Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have concerning our new location or our services.
Director of Marketing
OSG USA, Inc.
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-Pipe series features A-NPT, A-LT-NPT, A-NPS, A-BSPT, A-BSPP. Experience the level of quality, reliability and satisfaction that can only be delivered by OSG’s A Brand tooling master class!
The A Brand® A-Pipe tap demonstrates more consistent torque while producing threads than the competitor, resulting in better tool life and thread quality.
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. OSG USA, Inc. has been named one of the Best Places to Work in Illinois in the medium employer category (100-499 U.S. employees).
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. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experienceThe 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 and has been profiled in a special edition publication.
See the Daily Herald Page HERE
OSG USA, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of SOMTA brand cutting tools to the OSG product line up.
SOMTA brand cutting tools offer value performance solutions for threading, drilling, and milling, at economical pricing.
SOMTA specializes in the design and manufacture of standard and custom tools for the industrial and “do it yourself” markets. Drills, cutters, reamers, threading tools and tool bits, made in a wide range of sizes, using various materials (HSS and Solid Carbide) with surface coatings to extend wear life.
Click here for additional information about SOMTA brand cutting tools.
We are pleased to announce the following release of NEW product and product expansions to the OSG line-up.
This is one of the largest number of new products released all at one time! A separate product release for each product is available with further details including features and benefits of each new product/expansion. Simply click on the link for each product to be directed to the individual product release announcement.
Please visit www.osgtool.com for further product information, pricing, and availability.
The following is a complete list of our NEW products and their associated list numbers:
Author: Kip Hanson
Published May 29, 2018 - 10:15am Cutting Tool Engineering Magazine
I received an email from a reader letting me know that he disagreed with my recent article on tapping versus thread milling. In it, I stated, “There’s little chance of successfully thread milling metals much above 45 HRC. And if you’re going to try to tap them, be prepared to duck the flying shrapnel when the tap explodes!”
We all make mistakes. So when Tom Fares, president of TNT Custom Equipment in Stow, Ohio, called me out on that section of the article, saying that he routinely taps holes in 45 HRC steel alloy and thread mills into “the low 60s,” I listened to what he had to say.
Fares uses an OSG EXOPRO S-XPF oil tap to form M30 × 3.5 threads in a proprietary alloy similar to 1050 steel but heat-treated to 45 HRC. He said he tried “every M30 forming tap I could find,” but this was the only one his Hurco VMX-84 50-taper belt-driven vertical machining center could actually turn without stalling the spindle.
He has nothing but good to say about the OSG oil tap, citing another example of a long-running job where he taps M30 holes in A514 grade 50 plate (a high-strength structural steel). At 250 rpm, the OSG averages up to 9,000 holes through 1.575" thick material compared with 1,750 holes per tap with “the other brand.” That spindle speed is faster than Fares likes, and he thinks tool life would be even better by slowing things down, but he needs to run at that rpm to keep the spindle from stalling.
He also breaks the rules somewhat by using a water soluble, semisynthetic cutting fluid with a chlorinated lube additive. (Speaking for myself, I’d use a sulfur-based oil or squirt a little tapping wax into the hole.) “I know they say water soluble coolant isn’t recommended for form tapping, but it works for me,” said Fares.
On the thread-milling side, he cuts 62 HRC flame-hardened 1045 and 52100 steels for prototypes and fixturing, although this is admittedly “one-off stuff, but it can be done.”
Don’t get me wrong. I’ve tapped thousands of holes over the years. Cut taps, roll taps, spiral, plug and bottoming taps—I’ve used them all in everything from nickel-based superalloys to Teflon. And while thread milling wasn’t possible when I started in the trades, I did my fair share of that as well in later years.
In my defense, Fares is using a coolant-through-the-tool tap. This is one of those “newer” cutting tool technologies that makes a huge difference in many applications but especially when you’re pushing the limits as TNT Custom Equipment does. The tap is also advertised to reduce torque by up to 50 percent compared with competing brands, which is surely another factor in Fares’ success.
Anyway, my bad. My wife is enthusiastic about pointing out my mistakes, but I don’t often hear it from my readers. So thank you for your email, Tom, and for sharing the details with me. That’s the wonderful thing about manufacturing: There are always new things to learn.
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