Using a new forming tap, a manufacturer was able to avoid tap breakage due to the formation of bird nesting, in which cut chips ejected during operation would wrap around the workpiece, disrupting the tool path. By Valdir Lima, OSG Sulamericana
New anti-vibration additions to milling tools are adding versatile options to a variety of milling applications. By Ikuo Takikawa, applications engineer (end mill development division), OSG Corporation.
A visible shift of energy source, materials and design prompts even more intricate processing of automobile components. By Masatoshi Nojiri, OSG applications engineer
OSG’s AE-VMS series is suitable for milling operations including slotting, side milling, helical milling, contour milling and ramping in stainless steel, cast iron, carbon steel, alloy steel and hardened steel (up to 40 HRC).
Industry players give their expert opinions as we look forward to the new year.