OSG announces new sustainable forming tap innovation “Green Tap”
TOYOKAWA―September 18, 2023―OSG Corporation today announced the development of “Green Tap,” which is made by the company’s new and original manufacturing method. By reducing power consumption in the manufacturing process, CO2 emissions per tool during production can be reduced by approximately 50 percent compared to conventional taps (Size M6 x 1 – conventional tap: 1.1 kg-CO2/tool vs. Green Tap: 0.55 kg-CO2/tool). Selecting Green Tap leads to a reduction in CO2 emissions related to thread processing.
Green Tap is a new revolutionary forming tap that can reduce CO2 emissions of manufacturing by approximately 50 percent versus conventional products. In addition, the tool’s performance has been improved due to its special tool geometry, enabling both eco-friendliness and efficient tapping.
Green Tap is made by a new and original manufacturing method by OSG. By reducing power consumption in the manufacturing process, CO2 emissions per tool during production can be reduced by approximately 50 percent compared to conventional taps (Size M6 x 1 – conventional tap: 1.1 kg-CO2/tool vs. Green Tap: 0.55 kg-CO2/tool).
Unique Tool Geometry Developed by CAE Analysis
Green Tap features a special thread specification (PAT. P) engineered to maximize cutting edge strength through CAE analysis of the plastic flow of the work material. With improved breakage resistance and cutting edge strength, high durability can be achieved. Through enhanced tool longevity, waste and negative impact to the environment can be minimized. In addition, Green Tap does not generate cutting chips during machining. When cutting chips are generated during threading, the machine may be stopped for chip removal. Electricity is consumed even when the machine is stopped. Therefore, the reduction of machine downtime is also an environmentally friendly initiative.
Green Tap features a special thread specification (PAT. P) engineered to maximize cutting edge strength and resistance to breakage. Through enhanced tool longevity, waste and negative impact to the environment can be minimized.
Creation of a Sustainable Future
Green Tap is a product engineered with sustainability in mind. Choosing environmentally friendly products contributes to the reduction of negative environmental impact. Moreover, high performance cutting tools help reduce power consumption and the generation of waste. OSG is making extensive efforts to attain its environmental goals and is dedicated to creating a sustainable future. Through the development of Green Tap, OSG strives to contribute to the realization of a sustainable society by providing environmentally friendly products and making a positive impact on the planet.
OSG’s Green Tap will be exhibited at EMO 2023, held in Hannover, Germany from September 18 to 23, 2023. Connect with us at Hall 4, Stand E84.
ABOUT OSG CORPORATION
Headquartered in Toyokawa, Aichi Prefecture, Japan, OSG is a comprehensive cutting tool manufacturer known for its world-renowned taps and other product offering such as end mills, drills, and rolling dies. Founded in 1938, OSG is the world’s largest manufacturer of round cutting tools. The company also holds the No. 1 position in the Japanese cutting tool market as well as a top-ranking position globally. With a production, sales and technical network spanning more than 30 countries and a global workforce of approximately 7,500 employees, OSG provides high-performance products and technical support optimized for individual market needs.
OSG’s primary mission is to support and advance the manufacturing industry in each country by providing innovative technologies and high-quality products. OSG’s quality assurance is backed by an absolute control over every aspect of its manufacturing process, from producing its very own carbide materials and grinding machines, to developing proprietary tool designs and coatings for superior product performance and wear resistance.
OSG has traditionally maintained a powerful marketing presence in manufacturing industries including automotive, aerospace and mold and die. OSG also supplies products to energy-related industries including the shipbuilding industry, construction equipment industry, as well as to the manufacturers of micro precision equipment that requires high machining accuracy, such as semiconductors for 5G, precision molds, mobility, and robotics.
Moving toward an era of carbon neutrality, OSG will strive to achieve further growth as an essential player that contributes to the global manufacturing industry and the realization of a sustainable society based on its “global “presence” corporate philosophy.
OSG IN GERMANY
In Germany, OSG is represented by OSG Germany Holding GmbH, which consists of independent operating companies Bass GmbH, OSG GmbH + OSG Branch Austria, WEXO Präzisionswerkzeuge GmbH and OSG EX-CELL-O GmbH. At the headquarters in Göppingen, OSG GmbH produces standard and special tools for the German market as well as OSG Europe in Belgium. In addition to sales, regrinding services for German customers and the OSG Academy, which features a technology center for demonstrations and training as well as research and development for the German and European market, are also located in Göppingen.