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

 

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.

Customer Testimonial: Micro Technology

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

 

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

 

 

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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Building Stronger Relationships

 

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.

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

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.

OSG Upcoming Trade Shows

Mark your calendar to visit us at one of the upcoming shows:

 

Eastec

Where: Eastern States Exposition, West Springfield, MA

When: May 16-18, 2017

Booth #: 5649

 

Amerimold

Where: Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, IL

When:  June 14-15, 2017

Booth #: 300

 

 

National Industrial Fastener & Mill Supply Show

Where: Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV

When: October 17-19, 2017

Booth #: 743

 

 

Join Our Team! Employement Open House at OSG National HQ in Irving, Texas.

 

We recently moved our HQ to Irving, Texas and we're growing! That means we have new and exciting opportunities for you! We are looking to build our team with passionate and talented individuals like you. Come visit us at our new corporate HQ for the employment open house on Friday, January 27th from 1:30pm to 4:30pm! All candidates will have the opportunity to interview onsite. 

 

When: Friday, January 27th, 1:30pm-4:30pm

 

 

Where: 1945 W. Walnut Hill Ln, Irving, TX 75038

 

 

Open Positions:

 

Customer Service Representative I

 

Purchasing/Inventory Control Clerk

 

Desktop Support Tech II

 

Software Developer/Systems Programmer I

 

 

Click here for more open positions!

 

 

OSG Benefits:

 

- 15 days of PTO earned your first year (and 10 paid holidays!)

 

- Casual business environment (we can wear jeans every day!)

 

- Affordable medical and dental premiums

 

- Up to 6% employer match on your 401k deferral

 

- Access to company condo in Maui for as low as $20/night

 

 

Click here for more information about our open house.

 

 

 

 

 

On the Job With: Paul Garcia

 

Paul Garcia, a sophomore at Fenton High School, hurries off to his internship as soon as the final school bell of the day rings. His friends wonder where he is rushing off to.

 

“Are you going to McDonald’s or something?” they asked.

 

“No, I have to clock in at 4pm at my internship at OSG,” Garcia replied, and then ran to meet his mother in the school parking lot.

 

Garcia works as a Jr. Manual Operator intern at OSG. He comes in on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4pm to 8pm. He works on the manual grinding machines to acquire hands on experience. He also job- shadows OSG CNC operators.

 

When he is not at OSG, he is a straight- A student and a basketball player at Fenton High School.  He participates in PLTW (Project Lead The Way) program where he learns the basics of engineering principles. He is also enrolled in the accelerated classes which have more challenging content and a greater amount of homework than the traditional classes. 

 

“It is challenging to juggle my internship, school work and sports,” said Garcia. “After I get home from OSG around 8:15pm, I sit down at the kitchen table for dinner with my mom, work on my homework and then I finally I go to bed.”

 

You are probably wondering what is pushing him to do all of this. Paul has a dream, a dream  to be a mechanical engineer. He believes that this internship at OSG is a great opportunity to gain manufacturing experience before he pursues his career in engineering.'

 

In November 2015, Garcia attended the annual Manufacturing Expo hosted by College of DuPage. He met OSG’s HR Generalist, Paul Wilhelm, where he learned about the internship opportunity.

 

“I thought this was a big opportunity as soon as I heard about it,” said Garcia. “I had to take it before anyone else takes it. It is not every day that I come across this type of opportunity.”

 

Garcia and his parents are aware of the stigmas the society has toward manufacturing. Garcia himself used to think that manufacturing jobs were tiring and dirty. However, his negative perception was debunked when he learned how much technology OSG uses in the factory and how clean the factory floor is. His family also supports his decision to work in a factory setting.  

 

“My parents are very proud of me,” said Garcia. “I went through the entire hiring process by myself from contacting Mr. Wilhelm to going on my first interview.”

 

Garcia’s next step is to go attend college and study engineering. He is already thinking about pursuing a Master’s degree in mechanical engineering. Watching a student like Garcia strive for his dream makes us at OSG hopeful and excited for the future of manufacturing. We are committed to helping students acquire additional experiences and skills outside of school and prepare them for their manufacturing careers.