Tall machinists have the ability to create excellent tools, but it can create havoc in the shop.  We jacked up our new ANCA in order to accommodate our new machinist and facilitate his creation of state-of-the-art long tools.  Nothing comes without a price however, several chiropractor bills and coolant oil […]

One of our good customers had a problem that we’re sure many machinists encounter during production – clogging chips.  This week we discuss how simple adjustments in cutting tool point design can stop chips from clogging and ruining your part.   To be successful in this business, we believe creativity […]

We are committed to providing all kinds of tips and tactics to help your production environment improve – including training methods.  This week we touch on a potentially dangerous subject – tall machinists.  This one minute video discusses the perils of training tall machinists and the potential devastating effects on […]

Machining plastic dry is becoming fairly common in our production environments.  So much so, that Tom decided to spend about two to three minutes discussing three important tips that can help your plastic machining application be a success.  

Delivering coolant effectively to your cutting tools doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. In this short video, Tom Greene an inexpensive yet effective alternative for coolant delivery. Planning how coolant is delivered is just as important as the design and application of the cutting tool itself.

We are constantly looking for innovations that can extend your cutting tool life and improve the overall efficiency of your machining application.  On a recent trip to Texas, we stumbled upon this little box that monitors critical factors such as amperage, load, and other things critical to production in real […]

In this video blog, Tom Greene – a 46-year machine tool veteran- discusses one of the most practical innovations he saw at last month’s PMTS show held in Columbus, Ohio.  The Sawyer Collaborative Robot is a game changer for machine shops across the country looking to improve its accuracy and quality […]

This week we go behind the scenes and witness an actual troubleshooting conversation. Having multiple machines with the exact same tools in an identical machining application doesn’t necessarily mean your tool life will be the same. A slight difference in any part of the operation can affect the overall life […]

You may want to include broaching in your machining application arsenal. Broaching can be faster than milling in some cases giving you the ability to minimize your tool changes, speed up your production time, and machine square forms. Watch this quick two minute video to see if broaching on your […]

Greetings once again.  It is that time of year again and GTS will be at Booth 833 at the Columbus PMTS show. Here is a quick message from Tom Greene who is currently tending his booth / bar at the show.

Joke of the Week 4-14-17

Who is ready to start landscaping?  Here is a great solution for trimming those hard to reach hedges.

If you have a job where you have a tapered hole you may be able to use tapered drills instead of boring tools.  This week Tom Greene discusses how to use tapered drills when you have a job with tapered holes.  By using tapered drills in these applications you can potentially […]

It is never easy to recalibrate your entire production facility to include some of the best machinery in the world.  It can cause headaches, late nights, and loads of frustration.  After the purchase of several new state-of-the-art machines, we get a quick update on our progress.  Yes, as a business […]

We are tackling some of the most common problems encountered by machine tool operators. This week we examine issues related to End Mill applications. Before you embark on your next machining application using End Mills, we encourage you to watch this one minute video on how to prevent a rough […]