The EXOTAP® A-Tap® is an all-purpose tap series designed to simplify tool management and to excel in a wide variety of materials and applications.
The EXOTAP® A-Tap® is made from powdered metal HSS and has OSG's patented V coating to achieve excellent wear resistance.
The spiral flute series has adopted a variable helix flute design, which encourages stable chip evacuation and reduces cutting forces. The spiral point series has unique geometry that enables greater chip control that can help produce tightly compacted chips for easy ejection from the hole.
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We are very excited to announce that effective October 1, 2017 we will be representing Precision Cutting Tools Inc. in the California and Nevada market areas.
Precision Cutting Tools Inc. was founded in 1963 and ever since has specialized in the production of high-quality cutting tools. Today, with over fifty years of experience, PCT is a leading cutting tool manufacturer that distributes its products all across the United States and Mexico.
They have based their company’s success on their long-standing commitment to satisfy our customers’ needs, by utilizing the finest raw materials, introducing innovative cutting tools and providing excellent customer service.
We look froward to working with them to develop new Carbide, Cobalt & Powdered Metal end mill and drill substrates and geometries that will meet the material cutting needs we find uniquely on the West Coast.
We think you are in for a a real treat once we see what we're working on with PCT!!!
After 22 years, Next Generation Tooling has ended our relationship as an independent sales agent for MA Ford in the Northern California and Northern Nevada territories. Our last effective day will be September 30, 2017.
We truly appreciate and greatly value our long, successful relationship fostered by both MA Ford and NextGen since the inception of our company. We realize, with no reservation, that the wonderful people at MA Ford were a huge part of our success by working with us to develop technical solutions and will always value our memories and our personal friendships.
At the outset of our relationship in the late 1990's, we worked hand-in-hand with MA Ford to introduce their products to the unique applications and high speed machining that takes place in our markets.
In conjunction with the MA Ford engineering team we developed the 138 series end mills for use in aluminum and non-ferrous milling. As a result, many other end mill manufacturer's followed in the footsteps of that tool and began developing material specific tooling.
Because of the unique needs of our market, we suggested the expansion of LOC and OAL from what was commonly offered in "Stub, Standard, Long & Extra Long" lengths. The 138 series end mills where the first nationally recognized brand to offer 7 different lengths of cuts as stock standard.
We are very grateful to everyone at the MA Ford team who has worked with us hand-in-hand for so many years, and wish only the best for MA Ford in the future.
The NEW SX9 SiALON Ceramic end mills are available in both a 4 flute and 6 flute configuration and can be used for slotting, pocketing, ramping, face milling, side milling and profile milliing.
Contact a Next Generation Tooling Regional Manger for more information or for an on-site demonstration
For more infomation abotu machinginig parameters please see:
General Guidelines for Successful Milling with NTK Ceramics
The new OSG WDO-SUS drill was released on Monday, June 1 2015 and we really can't say enough good things about it already! It's a game changer!
Bottom line…this drill has a very smooth cutting action that allows it drill more linear inches than the competition and already our initial testing indicates that it improves the tool life of the threading tools and/or reamers that are used to finish the drilled hole. To say that we have been impressed in the first few days of testing is an understatement. You gotta run this one!
OSG will be running a promotion on this tool starting in July and running through August so you WILL want to contact us now to figure out where you can use it and then take advantage of the introductory promotion starting in July. Call us now to schedule an appointment for a test
The Exopro-CC-SUS spiral tap series from OSG Tap & Die is designed for tapping stainless steel, as well as carbon and alloy steels.
Constructed of vanadium high speed steel, the tap features a variable lead-flute design with chip control for stable chip evacuation. This new series provide increased consistency, improved reliability and extended tool life with water-soluble coolants. The taps are available in sizes ranging from No. 2 to 1" and M2 to M4.
During our testing of these parts, the entire production run of these parts was place a container and run through the sPINner for 2 minutes.
The sPINner does not damage even the most delicate parts, so no parts were lost due to bending. Also, the cycle time of 2 minutes for the entire lot was drastically less that the many days it took with manual methods. Lastly, all the parts were fully deburred as the sPINner does not miss areas. All areas of the part are affected equally. This customer has purchased two sPINners to meet a growing production demand.
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