OSG Announces the Expansion of PHOENIX® PDZ series

We are pleased to announce the release of our NEW OSG PHOENIX® PDZ Flat Drill Series!
The OSG PHOENIX® PDZ is an indexable drill series designed for stable flat-bottom hole making. It is an ideal solution for a wide variety of materials such as carbon and alloy steel, stainless steel and cast iron.

The following list numbers are associated with the new OSG PHOENIX® PDZ Flat Drill series:

This series offers the following features & benefits:

  • High Precision finishing on flute improves rigidity, chip evacuation, and reduces cutting force
  • Flat bottom cutting edge for machining a wide range of applications including drilling, counter-boring, inclined surface drilling and more.
  • Superior chip breaking capability during drilling, counter-boring and turning with enhanced muscle breaker

Check out the new tools HERE

OSG Announces the Expansion of A Brand® AE-VM Series Expansion

We are pleased to announce the expansion of our A Brand® AE-VM series! The new additions feature new lengths & styles ideal for deep side milling and pocket milling of mold parts

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

This series offers the following features & benefits:

  • High efficiency for deep side milling and pocket milling of mold parts
  • Variable Geometry to suppress chatter
  • High rigidity to improve milling accuracy
  • Positive rake angle which reduces cutting force
  • Advanced multilayer DUARISE coating for superior surface quality

Check out the new tools HERE

OSG Announces the Expansion of A Brand® AE-N Series Expansion

We are pleased to announce the expansion of our A Brand® AE-N series! The new additions to our advanced performance DLC Coated end mills, are designed for non-ferrous materials in a wide range of cutting applications delivering efficient and quality processing.

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

This series offers the following features & benefits:

  • Flat cutting edge achieves higher precision machined surface quality
  • Large core design for high rigidity to prevent chattering
  • Center cutting edge for plunging
  • Three cutting edges at center for high speed milling
  • DLC- IGUSS coating that delivers improved durability and effectiveness

Check out the new tools HERE

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:

This series offers the following features & benefits:

  • 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)

List #4440 WXS-EMS (inch)

List #4541 WXS-CR-EMS (metric)

Limited quantities of the above EXOCARB® WXS End Mill continue to be available, while supplies last. A crossover reference table is available on the following page below, and an electronic file of the crossover is available on the Distributor log in page of our website at www.osgtool.com.

 

Check out the new tools HERE

High Efficiency Milling in Inconel 718

VGM end mill boosts productivity and lowers cost per part in aerospace bracket application

Sean McIntosh | District Sales Manager

 

Founded in 1951 in Phoenix, Arizona, United States, Allied Tool & Die Co. is a family-owned precision machine and fabrication company that specializes in the manufacturing of quality parts for aerospace, medical, communications and commercial industries throughout the world. Seventy years since its establishment, this privately owned shop has grown with multiple facilities and an estimated 32,000 square feet of manufacturing space in Phoenix, Arizona.

One of the challenges Allied Tool & Die faced recently was the machining of aerospace brackets made of Inconel 718. As is with most shops, machining Inconel 718 is time consuming. Moreover, due to the material’s special high strength and heat resistance properties, short tool life is a common obstacle. In search for performance improvement, Allied Tool & Die CNC Process and Machining Manager Jamie Lerma reached out to his local OSG representative for new solutions. Lerma had worked with OSG previously on a 13-8 stainless steel application by utilizing OSG’s HY-PRO® CARB VGM series end mill to achieve high-efficiency milling.

CAD / CAM model of a part made from 13-8 stainless steel. Image courtesy of Allied Tool & Die.CAD / CAM model of a part made from 13-8 stainless steel. Image courtesy of Allied Tool & Die.

A part made from 13-8 stainless steel that was machined by OSG’s HY-PRO® CARB VGM end mill.

A part made from 13-8 stainless steel that was machined by OSG’s HY-PRO® CARB VGM end mill.

 

OSG’s HY-PRO® CARB VGM is a high performance variable geometry end mill series. Its variable index and unique flute geometry enable the reduction of vibration and chatter, promoting smooth and stable cutting with low cutting forces. With the addition of OSG proprietary multi-layer EXO coating, higher wear and heat resistance is achieved to prolong tool life. OSG’s VGM offering features 5-, 6- and 7-flute lineups, and is available with multiple lengths of cut, with both square end and corner radius variations. This series is suitable for carbon steels, alloy steels, die steels, stainless steels, cast iron, nickel alloy, titanium, and hardened steels up to 45 HRC.

For the 13-8 stainless steel application, the VGM end mill dominated the machining result by extending tool life from seven parts to 21 parts per tool. The parts were also completed in half the time and the tool cost is also cheaper than the competitor tool. Lerma was so impressed by the VGM end mill that he decided to apply the tool to the Inconel 718 aerospace bracket application.

CAD / CAM model of an aerospace bracket made from Inconel 718. Image courtesy of Allied Tool & Die.

An aerospace bracket made from Inconel 718 that was machined by OSG’s HY-PRO® CARB VGM end mill.

 

Allied Tool & Die was previously using a high feed indexable milling cutter for the Inconel 718 aerospace bracket application. However, the amount of time and money spent on changing the inserts was less than desired. The previous competitor tool was used at 150 SFM (45.7 m/min), 0.009 IPT (0.23 mm/t), 0.05 Aa (ap = 1.27 mm) and 0.75 Ar (ae = 19.05 mm). After reprogramming to utilize OSG’s 0.5-inch diameter 5-flute VGM carbide end mill with a 0.030-inch (0.762 mm) corner radius and 1.25-inch (31.75 mm) length of cut (EDP# VGM5-0143), the cutting parameters were changed to 250 SFT (76.2 mm/min, 2,548 min-1), 0.0022 IPT (0.056 mm/t, 713 mm/min), 0.75 Aa and 0.035 Ar. The application went from a 4-hour cycle time to just one hour and 45 minutes. Allied Tool & Die no longer had to keep stopping the machine to rotate or change inserts, which they were doing four times per part previously. By switching to the VGM end mill, the tool was loaded, and the job did not have to be tended to until the part was completed. In terms of efficiency improvement, Allied Tool & Die estimated that the tool change has generated a cost savings of $6,875 USD on the Inconel 718 aerospace bracket parts. Moreover, with a lower tooling price versus the previous milling cutter, the cost of tooling also decreased by almost $100 USD per part. With the VGM end mill, Allied Tool & Die was able to machine Inconel 718 at an astounding 250 surface feet per minute (76.2 m/min) – a speed that is only commonly seen in alloy or stainless steels, not HRSA materials.

With the recent successes, Allied Tool & Die’s CNC Programmer John Hernandez decided to apply the VGM end mill into most jobs he programs. Being such a versatile tool, the VGM can be used to machine anything from common carbon steels up to the nickel alloys required by the aerospace industry.

From left, Allied Tool & Die CNC Process and Machining Manager Jamie Lerma, CNC Machinist David Dao and CNC Programmer John Hernandez.

 

“This VGM end mill saved us a ton of time,” said Allied Tool & Die CNC Process and Machining Manager Jamie Lerma, who has started ordering the VGM series end mill to keep in inventory for whatever job comes up.

For more information on OSG’s VGM end mill series and Allied Tool & Die Co.

 

 

Come See Us at Our Upcoming Trade Shows!

Northwest Machine Tool Expo

Where: Oregon Convention Center, Portland, OR

When: May 8-9, 2019

Booth #: 1156

 

EASTEC

Where: Eastern States Exposition, West Springfield, MA

When: May 14-16, 2019

Booth #: 5652

 

Amerimold

Where: Donald E Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, IL

When: June 12-13, 2019

Booth #: 1026

 

International Fastener Expo

Where: Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NV

When: September 17-19, 2019

Booth #: 2107

 

Motion & Power Technology Expo

Where: Cobo Center, Detroit, MI

When: October 15-17, 2019

Booth #: 4234

OSG USA Announces Addition of SOMTA Brand Cutting Tools

                                                      

 

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.

OSG Announces Release of NEW Products and Product Expansions

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:

DRILLS:

NEW Drill Series:

A Brand® ADO-TRS Advanced Performance High Feed 3-flute Drill Series

  • NEW! List #6600- A Brand® ADO-TRS-3D
  • NEW! List #6610- A Brand® ADO-TRS-5D

A Brand® ADFLS-2D Flat Bottom Drill Series

  • NEW! List #5705- A Brand® ADFLS-2D

A Brand® ADFO-3D Flat Bottom Coolant-Through Drill Series

  • NEW! List #5720- A Brand® ADFO-3D

A Brand® ADO-SUS 8D Extended Reach Drill Series

  • NEW! List #5220- A Brand® ADO-SUS-8D

A Brand® AD-LDS Advanced Performance Spot Drills

  • NEW! List #5100- A Brand® AD-LDS

EXPANSION to DRILL SERIES:

A Brand® ADO-SUS 3D & 5D Series

  • List # 5200- A Brand® ADO-SUS-3D
  • List #5210- A Brand® ADO-SUS-5D

 

TAPS

 

NEW TAP SERIES:

A Brand® AT-1 Thread Mill Series

  • NEW! List #16620- A Brand® AT-1(metric)
  • NEW! List #16625- A Brand® AT-1(Inch)
  • NEW! List #16630- A Brand® AT-1(NPT)
  • NEW! List #16631- A Brand® AT-1(NPTF)

 A Brand® A-CSF Spiral Flute Carbide Tap Series

  • NEW! List #16600- A Brand® A-CSF (metric)
  • NEW! List #16605- A Brand® A-CSF (inch)

A Brand® A-CHT Straight Flute Carbide Tap Series

  • NEW! List #16610- A Brand® A-CHT (metric)
  • NEW! List #16615- A Brand® A-CHT (inch)

 END MILLS

NEW END MILL SERIES:

A Brand® AE-VMS End Mill Series

  • NEW! List #8200- A Brand® AE-VMS (inch)
  • NEW! List #8205- A Brand® AE-VMS (metric)
  • NEW! List #8210- A Brand® AE-CR-VMS (inch)
  • NEW! List #8215- A Brand® AE-CR-VMS (metric)
  • NEW! List #8220- A Brand® AE-LN-VMS (inch)

 Expansion to End Mill Series

EXOCARB® AERO DLC Series

  • List #2863- EXOCARB® AERO-EDS (inch)
  • List #2963- EXOCARB® AERO-EDS (metric)
  • List #2873- EXOCARB® AERO-ETS (inch)
  • List #2973- EXOCARB® AERO-ETS (metric)
  • List #2874- EXOCARB® AERO-O-ETS (inch)
  • List #2974- EXOCARB® AERO-O-ETS (metric)
  • List #2843- EXOCARB® AERO-ETL (inch)
  • List #2943- EXOCARB® AERO-ETL (metric)
  • List #2853- EXOCARB® AERO-ETXL (inch)
  • List #2953- EXOCARB® AERO-ETXL (metric)

EXOCARB® UVX-Ti Series

  • List #2102- EXOCARB® UVX-Ti-LN 5FL(inch)
  • List #2104- EXOCARB® UVX-Ti-LN 5FL(metric)
  • List #2108- EXOCARB® UVX-Ti-CR-LN 5FL(inch)
  • List #2110- EXOCARB® UVX-Ti-CR-LN 5FL(metric)

INDEXABLES

Expansion to Indexable Series

OSG Phoenix® PXM Exchangeable Head End Mill Series

  • List #78PXSE – PHOENIX® PXM PXSE Heads (inch, metric)
  • List #78PXVC – PHOENIX® PXM PXVC Heads (inch, metric)
  • List #78PXSM – PHOENIX® PXM PXSM Heads (inch, metric)
  • List #78PXNL – PHOENIX® PXM PXNL Heads (inch, metric)
  • List #78PXNH – PHOENIX® PXM PXNH Heads (inch, metric)
  • List #78PXRE – PHOENIX® PXM PXRE Heads (inch, metric)
  • List #78PXDR – PHOENIX® PXM PXDR Heads (inch, metric)
  • List #78PXBE – PHOENIX® PXM PXBE Heads (inch, metric)
  • List #78PXBM – PHOENIX® PXM PXBM Heads (inch, metric)
  • List #52300 – PHOENIX® PXM SA/TPA Bodies (inch)
  • List #78018 – PHOENIX® PXM SS/TP Bodies (metric)
  • List #78340 – PHOENIX® PXM PXMC Bodies (metric)
  • List #7808H – PHOENIX® PXM Accessories

OSG Phoenix® PXD Exchangeable Head Drill Series

  • List #52400 – PHOENIX® PXD Exchangeable Head Drill, 3D & 5D (inch)
  • List #78310 – PHOENIX® PXD Exchangeable Head Drill, 3D & 5D (metric)
  • List #78PXD – PHOENIX® PXD Exchangeable Heads
  • List #7808H – PHOENIX® PXD Accessories

OSG Phoenix® PSTW 90° Shoulder Cutter Series

  • List #5310 – PHOENIX® PSTW Bore (inch)
  • List #78131 – PHOENIX® PSTW Bore (metric)
  • List #78PSTW – PHOENIX® PSTW Inserts
  • List #7808H – PHOENIX® PSTW Accessories

OSG Phoenix® PSFL 90° Roughing Cutter Series

  • List #53200 – PHOENIX® PSFL SA/FA (inch)
  • List #78037 – PHOENIX® PSFL SS (metric)
  • List #53201 – PHOENIX® PSFL Bore (inch)
  • List #78137 – PHOENIX® PSFL Bore (metric)
  • List #78PSF – PHOENIX® PSF/PSFL Inserts
  • List #7808H – PHOENIX® PSFL Accessories

OSG Phoenix® PD Indexable Drill Series

  • List 52502 – PHOENIX PD Indexable Drill, 2D (inch)
  • List 78031 – PHOENIX PD Indexable Drill, 2D (metric)
  • List 52503 – PHOENIX PD Indexable Drill, 3D (inch)
  • List 78032 – PHOENIX PD Indexable Drill, 3D (metric)
  • List 52504 – PHOENIX PD Indexable Drill, 4D (inch)
  • List 78033 – PHOENIX PD Indexable Drill, 4D (metric)
  • List 52505 – PHOENIX PD Indexable Drill, 5D (inch)
  • List 78027 – PHOENIX PD Indexable Drill, 5D (metric)
  • List 78P5D – PHOENIX PD Inserts
  • List 7808H – PHOENIX PD Accessories
OSG Featured in Cutting Tool Engineering Article

Admitting My Mistakes

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.

You can view the original article by clicking here

OSG USA, INC. Awarded One of the Best Places to Work in Illinois for the Second Year in a Row!

OSG USA, INC. was recently named as one of the 2018 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 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 2018 Best Places to Work in Illinois list is made up of 30 companies in the small employer category (15-99 U.S. employees), 24 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 mid-sized category.
To be considered for participation, companies had to fulfill the following eligibility requirements:
  • Have at least 15 employees working in Illinois;
  • Be a for-profit or not-for-profit business or government entity;
  • Be a publicly or privately held business;
  • Have a facility in the state of Illinois; and
  • Be in business a minimum of one year.
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 May 17, 2018 and will be profiled in a special publication on June 18, 2018. The final rankings were announced at the event and will be announced on the Business Ledger website (www.dhbusinessledger.com).
For more information on the Best Places to Work in Illinois program, visit www.BestPlacestoWorkinIL.com.