Joke of the week 7-30-21

A tribute to the family vacation. The memories of my family outings are still a source of strength to me. I remember we’d all pile into the car — I forget what kind it was — and drive and drive. I’m not sure where we’d go, but I think there […]

  How to cut your contour milling time in half At Greene Tool Systems, we are always looking for new and innovative ways to speed up production time, increase tool life, and save money. This week we highlight a slick product by ISCAR – the Spin Jet – which is […]

Announcement about the upcoming PMTS Show in Cleveland Tom Greene and team members from Greene Tool Systems will be at the Cleveland PMTS show on August 11-12 displaying some of their special bolt and carrier tooling, spline tooling, special cutting tools, and reamers, as well as threadmills and other world-class […]

Ballizing Best Practices

Ballizing Best Practices Precision machining on very small holes can be challenging. Tom Greene speaks to ballizing best practices and when it is appropriate to ballize or utilize roller burnishing. He also speaks to various techniques and how you can best utilize this process.

Tips for maintaining hole concentricity when drilling Maintaining hole concentricity when drilling complicated parts can be one of the most challenging aspects of machining. Today, 50-year veteran machinist and engineer, Tom Greene, gives us a couple of tips and walks us through examples on how to maintain hole concentricity in […]

Four critical cutting tools for manufacturing AR-15 Bolts The gun parts manufacturing industry continues to be very active sometimes rife with critical shortages. This week Tom shares four tools that are critical for manufacturing AR-15 bolts quickly and efficiently so you can keep up with your client’s demands while producing […]

The Secret of Burrless Drilling of Large Holes Tom Greene discusses a simple way to drill your larger holes without burrs.  Burrless drilling and milling remain a major annoyance among machinists across the country.  Be sure to watch this 2-minute video and save some time and money.

The best way to machine valve body bores Valve body bores are one of the most challenging parts to machine due to the tight tolerances required, multi-diameters, and the need for absolute precision of parts. Process is critical to machining valve body bores that are absolutely straight and accurate. Watch […]

How to machine pipe fittings efficiently With over 50-years of experience, Tom Greene has seen multiple ways to machine pipe fittings. Focused on minimizing the tools used and production cycle time, Tom explains the most efficient way to machine extremely accurate pipe fittings. This three-minute video could save your shop […]

Tips for Machining Acme Threads in Faucet Parts At Greene Tool, we are always looking at different tools and techniques to speed up production, improve accuracy, and consolidate your tooling. Machining acme threads on faucet parts or any other part can be pretty time-consuming and challenging. This week we look […]

  3D Mini AI Tom Greene boosts shop production This week we combined 3D metal printing with some revolutionary AI technology to create a mini-AI Tom Greene so Tom can be omni -present even when he is on vacation. Always searching for a competitive edge, this new mini AI Tom […]

3d Metal Printing vs. Injection Metal Molding For years, everyone has heard about how 3d printing is going to change the landscape of manufacturing. Now we are starting to see practical 3d metal printing applications from companies like Azoth not only produce extremely detailed and engineered small parts but do […]

Revolutionary technology could change small parts production We visited Azoth, an additive (3d) manufacturer located in Ann Arbor, Michigan to check out their new binder-jet 3d metal printing technology.  This process could revolutionize small parts manufacturing and reduce the need to carry part and spare parts inventory.   Azoth not only […]

  Seven ways to improve your cutting tool life and reduce part costs Today, we hone in on seven simple ways that you can easily do in your shop to improve the overall life of your cutting tools.  More importantly, how do you leverage these processes to reduce your overall […]

Special Broaching Capabilities on a CNC Machine While broaching tools are pretty standard in the machine industry, there are special broaching tool designs that can lead to tremendous savings and the consolidation of tooling – particularly in the gun industry. This week GTS founder and 50-year machining veteran, Tom Greene […]