Tom Greene recently developed new “blue tooth” technology to test the wear and tear on spindles and toolholders. This isn’t technology that you have to purchase, but one that can be employed using existing materials in your shop. It is a new methodology to make sure your toolholder integrity is […]

Three Tips for Drilling Aluminum and Soft Materials Drilling soft materials such as aluminum and copper, can cause a whole range of challenges that can limit tool life, minimize production, and cost you money. This week, Tom gives you three simple tips to help avoid common issues related to drilling […]

  How to Design a Better Custom Cutting Tool Tom Greene walks you through what it takes to design a better custom cutting tool for some of your unique machining applications. While it can seem tedious to document and communicate information about the application and the performance of the tools, […]

Join our Advanced Manufacturing Youth Movement It seems all of our local communities are falling all over each other to provide huge tax incentives to lure companies such as Amazon, DHL, and other great companies to establish operations.  While this seems like a big win for a lot of communities, […]

A Simple Way to Cut Recess Tooling Costs in Half One of our major themes that we continue to drive home to our clients is how a simple tool design change can have a dramatic impact on your ability to save money and speed up your production. This week’s video […]

How $150 Form Tools can prevent the purchase of a $2,500 Head Production planning is an art and a science.  Mastering the technical aspects of machining and tool design allows us to be very creative in our production planning with our clients.  Today’s blog explores a case study with one […]

More and more, manufacturing companies continue to struggle to find qualified workers let alone people that are comfortable with the latest manufacturing technology. At Greene Tool Systems, we started a program with Newport Central Catholic to deliver 3D technology to the classrooms.  For a simple investment as low as $200, you can […]

How rotating or tilting your parts can improve form milling results With all the capabilities of today’s machines, it is important to think a little differently when planning your application. Generally, raw material blocks that are to be formed are set conventionally within milling machines.  Depending on the center and outside lines of the […]

Your boss comes on to the floor or into your office and demands that you speed up your rate of production.  This is a pretty common occurrence in most machine shops. If you just crank up RPMs and start rushing your work you can cost your organization a lot of […]

The Advantages of 3D Printing Cutting Tools I’m sure you have heard all the rage about 3D Printing and how it is going to change the world of manufacturing. While that most likely be the case as 3D printing technology continues to develop, you can use it right now to help […]

After a brief stop in Montana for a much needed Whiskey and Fish adventure, we travel across the pond to Hanover, Germany to visit the European Machine Tool Show to see the latest and greatest in technology in the industry.  We may or may not have already installed some new […]

Have you ever heard the saying “the more things change the more they stay the same?” The same mantra applies in the machining industry. While machinists and engineers can get caught up in the messy details of technology, gadgets, processes, and much more, sometimes you forget about the principles that […]

A lot of customers ask me about the advantages of High Pressure Coolant Systems, so I thought I would take a couple minutes to share with you my thoughts. If speed, accuracy, tool life, and chip evacuation is a priority, then you need to be using a high pressure coolant […]

Today’s video blog touches on the topic of High Pressure Coolant. Understanding the basics – or ABCs – of High Pressure Coolant can go a long way in making sure you’re optimizing its effectiveness without loosing PSI. Don’t run the risk of underutilizing the amount of coolant in your machining […]

Joke of the Week 8-11-2017

At Greene Tool Systems, we believe in highlighting the spirit of engineering – particularly for entertainment purposes.  We can’t think of anything better than a mirrored fence for your backyard. Pull up a chair and watch the carnage.