OSG Sponsors Engineering Teams at Purdue University and the University of Michigan

Did you know that some college students design and manufacture mini-baja vehicles and submarines? Not only do these students take engineering classes, but also they get to implement their knowledge by designing, machining parts and assembling a vehicle. We at OSG believe that such opportunities to actually manufacture a complete vehicle will inspire these future manufacturers and will develop their skills and creativity.

To help these students in their efforts to manufacture these vehicles, OSG donated over $30,000 in new cutting tools to the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Mini-Baja Racing Team at Purdue University and the Human Powered Submarine Team at the University of Michigan.

“Through our tooling donations to the Purdue University’s Mini-Baja Racing Team and the University of Michigan’s Human Powered Submarine Team, we hope to help these engineers better understand metal cutting through the use and applications of OSG’s advanced and innovative cutting tools,” said Mike Cotton, Marketing Manager at OSG.

The SAE Mini-Baja Racing Team at Purdue University designs, manufactures and races a one-person off-road vehicle.  The team participates in three regional competitions annually. The Human Powered Submarine Team at the University of Michigan also designs and fabricates their submarines to participate in national and international competitions.

Students of the Mini-Baja Racing Team and the Human Powered Submarine Team received the tooling donations last week, and they are getting ready to install the tools in their machines. 

“These end mills are very high quality, and we are excited to put them to good use,” said Tasha Gillum, a student from the University of Michigan’s Human Powered Submarine Team.

We were glad to see the students open the boxes of new tooling with big smiles on their faces. Seeing them excited to use our tools made us realize how important it is for us to be a part of educating manufacturing students. We continue to actively work with technical colleges and universities to demonstrate our commitment to inspire the next generation of manufacturers.   

Scott Daggett to Present at AeroDef

Our very own, Scott Daggett, better known as an OSG aerospace expert, will be presenting “Milling High Speed vs. Surface Finish in Composites” at AeroDef in Long Beach, California on Wednesday, February 10th. AeroDef is the most recognized trade show in the aerospace industry where numerous aerospace innovations are presented.

During Scott’s presentation, he will compare various common and commercially available end mills and routers for composites. By examining various geometries, attendees will learn which style of end mills and routers are the best for achieving high feed rates, superior surface finish and lower cutting temperature. Scott’s presentation will assist you in choosing right the geometries for machining specific types of composites.

Scott has been with OSG for 16 years and has diverse experience providing customer support, training and developing products. He has previously spoken at AeroDef, AeroCon, Boeing Symposium and IMTS. Currently as a National Aerospace Specialist, he will be hosting OSG’s 2016 Aerospace Seminars which cover composites and high temp alloys.

Scott’s AeroDef presentation will begin at 3PM on Wednesday, February 10th in room S-7 during the Machining & Drilling of Composites session. Be sure to also stop by OSG’s booth #237 to speak with our industry experts and learn about our latest innovations!

OSG USA, INC. Acquires Assets and Manufacturing Technology for IMU Dies

OSG USA, INC. announced that it has acquired the assets and proprietary manufacturing technology of IMU Dies. Effective immediately, OSG is the exclusive source for IMU branded dies globally.


“IMU has produced and sold dies for almost 40 years, so we are excited to now be able to sell them as an OSG brand and manufacture them at our fastener products plant in Parma, Ohio,” said Mike Grantham, President of OSG USA. 


Customers can order IMU branded dies by contacting OSG USA at the following:



12502 Plaza Drive

Parma, OH 44130

Phone: (216) 267-1300

(800) 533-1300

FAX: (216) 267-3356