Joke of the Week 8-11-2017

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Tom goes Greene

This video should be a warning for all of those consumed with cutting tools. It used to be that Tom would just stare at birds in his free time. Now he has added a new dimension to his madness. This is what happens to you after 40 years of cutting […]

We speak to many different machine shops that are considering getting into the gun part production business.  It has been a booming business. According to the ATF,  gun production has nearly doubled since 2008 to nearly 9.5 Million in 2014.  While 2014 (the last known statistics available) saw a decrease in […]

So many tooling ideas…so little time! When you’re gearing up to tool your next application, think twice before utilizing Boring and Boring tools. This week Tom gives a couple of real life examples on how Reaming – particularly in automated, multi-spindle machine applications – can deliver superior consistency. If you’re looking […]

Aerospace and other industries that use materials such as titanium and inconel can present its own set of machining issues. Prior to drilling titanium or inconel, we suggest you watch this quick video to get some simple tips that will insure that your job remains profitable.  Also click here to […]

This week Tom Greene discusses the advantages of utilizing Polygon Threadmills compared to other tooling. Changes in environmental regulations have created higher demand for non-lead parts – including brass.  These non-ferrous materials can cause fits during machining applications – particularly for screw machine applications.  If this situation sounds familiar you […]

  Imagination converted into application is our greatest differentiator.   Manufacturing parts continues to become increasingly detailed and more complicated often resulting in the use of several tool changes and production runs. Greene Tool Systems is constantly imagining tooling concepts that can handle the most complicated parts with just one tool. […]

Many shops can simply remanufacture or create tools, but can they use their imagination to find something better? This week we examine a quick client case study involving a problem with form drilling holes in aluminum extrusions.  How imagination from your vendors can not only solve your problem, but potentially […]

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 […]