OSG Announces the Expansion of A Brand® AE-H series

We are pleased to announce the expansion of our A Brand® AE-H Advanced Performance Carbide End Mill Series for high-hardness steels.

The following list numbers are associated with the A Brand® AE-H End Mill Series expansion:

Features & benefits include:

  • Multi-Flute
  • Variable indexing for suppression of cutting vibration and chattering
  • Unique cutting edge geometry for stable machining of high-hardness steels up to 70HRC
  • DUROREY Coating for outstanding performance and tool life

EXOCARB® WXS End Mills- PHASE OUT

We are in the process of phasing out and discontinuing the following list numbers associated with EXOCARB® WXS End Mill series, which is being replaced by the NEW A-Brand® AE-H End Mills.

List #4540 WXS-EMS (metric)

Limited quantities of the above EXOCARB® WXS End Mill continue to be available, while supplies last. 

 

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OSG Announces EXOCARB® AM Series Expansion & OSG PHOENIX® PXHF-AM Release

We are pleased to announce the expansion of our Additive Manufacturing Series with EXOCARB® AM End Mills and OSG PHOENIX® PXFH-AM exchangeable heads.

The following list numbers are associated with the expansion to the Additive Manufacturing Series:

Features & benefits:

AM-EBT:

  • Extremely negative rake angle for superior performance in high-hardness steels and welded materials
  • Large chip pockets to handle large variations in chipload
  • Large relief to prevent re-cutting and enable polishing
  • DUROREY coating optimized for high hardness steel machining

AM-CRE:

  • Extremely negative rake angle corner radius offers greater protection in high-hardness multi-layered parts
  • Large chip pockets enable cutting with large allowances in chipload
  • Unique geometry that enables smooth cutting and polished surface finish
  • DUROREY coating optimized for high hardness steel machining

AM-HFC and PXHF-AM:

  • Optimized with a composite radius for flat surface machining.
  • Features coolant-through to improve chip evacuation and prevent chip packing
  • DUROREY Coating for outstanding performance and tool life
OSG Announces the Release of A Brand® AE-N End Mill Series

We are pleased to announce the release of our A Brand® AE-N End Mill Series for non-ferrous materials!

The following list numbers are associated with the A Brand® AE-N Series:

Features & benefits include:

  • Center cutting edge ideal for plunging
  • Large core and new flute form for high rigidity and excellent chip evacuation
  • Unique cutting edge that achieves high durability and good surface finish
  • DLC Super hard coating for superior surface accuracy and finish

 

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OSG Announces the Release of HY-PRO® VGM6 End Mill

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 VGM6The HY-PRO® CARB VGM6 is a 6-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 VGM6 flute series:

The HY-PRO® CARB VGM6 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 VGM6 end mill is ideal in the following applications:

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

 

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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!

 

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OSG Announces the Release of EXOCARB® WXS-CRE End Mills for High Feed Machining!

The following NEW list numbers are associated with the 

EXOCARB® WXS-CRE End Mills:

 

  • List 4472 - EXOCARB® WXS-CRE (Inch)

  • List 4572 - EXOCARB® WXS-CRE (Metric)

 

 The series offers the following features and benefits:

  • Provides advanced productivity with spiral flute design

  • Radius end mill for high feed machining

  • Ideal for stainless steel and titanium as well as cast iron

  • Effective up to 65 HRC steel

  • WXS coating, carbide substrate

Orthodontics Made Easier

By Dustin Loschiavo, District Manager

 

 

Did you know there are twice as many people wearing braces today than there were 15 years ago? The need for the new and improved orthodontic products has grown rapidly.  I recently visited American Orthodontics in Sheboygan, WI, one of the largest Orthodontics manufacturers in the world. They have just introduced the PowerScope, a wire to wire device that eliminates the need for headgear and special bands with more comfort and a better aesthetic appearance.

             

                                          

I spoke with Lee Vogel, Manufacturing Engineer at American Orthodontics, who expressed that they were having a problem with tool life on the right and left side tower mounts. They had recently changed materials per the customer’s request from a 316 stainless steel to a 17-4 stainless steel to extend the life of the device. The machining process involved milling a flat on two sides of round stock using a Citizen bar-feeder lathe. They were using a competitor’s 1/8 – 1/8 – 1/4, 1 ½ 4 fluted end mill. This end mill was taking 10 passes per side running at 4500 RPM and a feed rate of 8 IPM. I suggested that Lee should take less passes and test OSG’s Aero UVX end mill (3/16 – 7/16 - 0.015 CR 4 flute) for his new material application. We set up at 4 passes per side running at 5000 rpm and a feed rate of 16 IPM.  This change alone saved 11 seconds per part and the tool life went from 1600 pieces to 6000 pieces per end mill.

 

 

As the number of people with braces is expected to increase more in the near future, manufacturers need to keep up with the trends and demands for the improved braces by coming up with new innovations. In order to do so, it is crucial to be flexible and ready to machine any new materials with efficiency. OSG’s Aero UVX end mills changed the game of machining 17-4 stainless steels with efficiency and extended tool life.

 

*This article originally appeared in the OSG Cutting News Magazine 2015 Medical Edition.

How OSG's EXOPRO® AERO-BNC router will change the game in roughing composites

 

Ever dream of machining composites without delamination and tool life issues? Composites are constructed with layers of material that are prone to delamination. They are also known to be abrasive and could easily wear your tool down. If your tool loses its sharpness, the material gets pushed away instead of cut, producing uncut fibers. OSG’s EXOPRO® AERO-BNC router overcomes these problems and even provides high feed roughing and a superior finish.

 

Reduced Delamination and Cutting Forces

 

The AERO-BNC router features OSG’s patented nick design and a high helix that breaks up the cutting edges. By breaking up composites with many cutting edges, instead of one long cutting edge, the nicked router can significantly reduce cutting forces. The lower the cutting forces, the less chance there is for delaminations and uncut fibers.

 

Longer Tool Life

 

The AERO-BNC also features OSG’s patented diamond coating which has a maximum diamond grain size diameter of 2μm. This ensures our coating is super smooth. Unlike our competition, we manufacture all diamond products in-house using our grinding technique on our special carbide substrate. This patented diamond coating coupled with the AERO-BNC router’s thick core diameter and multiple flutes extends tool life significantly. Improved part finish and sharper cutting edges are also the end results of the diamond coating.  

 

Versatility

 

The AERO-BNC is extremely versatile and can be applied in both thick and thin laminates. It is versatile enough to handle trimming, slotting and shoulder milling applications! It also can engage parts by plunging, ramping or helical entry and is available in various end cuts to enable you to find the right tool for your job.

Faster Production with the WXS® High Feed Corner Radius End Mill

Jacob Van Oost, District Manager


The die and mold industry is a very competitive sector. Shops are constantly ?striving to? outperform? competitors by ?quoting shorter ?delivery time, better finish, and lower cost per? unit. At OSG, we go beyond the quote to demonstrate our abilities in action. With our EXOCARB® WXS® High Feed Corner Radius End Mill, shops are able to achieve faster feed rates, superior surface finishes, and better overall cycle times.

Working with a shop specializing in automotive work in Muskegon, MI, the engineer there wanted a tool that could speed up a process for adding a groove in a P-20 with a 0.25” wide gasket track going around the whole part. The customer originally had it programmed with a 0.25” end mill, but it was taking 3.25 hours to put in the groove. After evaluating the application, we recommended OSG’s EXOCARB® WXS® High Feed Corner Radius End Mill to get the job done.


This corner radius cutter is extremely rigid with a long reach capability. The reverse taper on the cutting edge prevents chattering and eliminates dwell marks on sidewalls. With a new WXS® coating, this end mill oxidizes at around 1300° C, allowing it to withstand much greater heat than competitor tools that are treated with TiAlN.


Initially, we wanted to start the tool at 1,300 RPM and 715 IPM. However, after getting a more detailed look into the program, we realized that the machine for this job could not handle such an aggressive feed rate. To resolve this issue, we decided to cut everything in half, bringing it down to 650 RPM and 357 IPM. Using the EXOCARB® WXS® High Feed Corner Radius End Mill with a light depth of cut, this part of job was completed two hours faster than the original method, and the program time was reduced to merely 35 minutes. The customer was thrilled with the result, and they now use this corner radius end mill to reduce production time overall.


Beyond the automotive industry, this dynamic tool can be applied? to many applications in die/mold shops. For detailed, 3D contoured parts, it can be used in conjunction with the true 4-flute ball mill. It leaves smaller scallops and has faster metal removal rates than that of ball nosed end mills, making it ideal for roughing. Smaller scallops also makes finishing with the true 4-flute easier and faster, allowing customers to go from roughing straight to finishing, bypassing semi-roughing altogether.


To stay ahead of the competition with faster production, OSG’s EXOCARB® WXS® High Feed Corner Radius End Mill will bypass extra processes along the way.



WHO-Ni Drill, WHR-Ni Tap, UVX-Ni End Mill - Total Solution Video

When tapping, drilling, and milling heat resistant super alloys like Inconel 718, you need tools that can take the heat. OSG provides a total solution tooling trifecta for these tough machining applications.  With the rigid substrates, tailored geometries, and advanced coatings on our EXOPRO® WHR-Ni Taps, EXOPRO® WHO-Ni Drills, and EXOPRO® UVX-Ni End Mills, you can tap, drill, and mill without the worry of rapid wear or extreme breakage.


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