North American Tool Corporation has announced the retirement of Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Bernie Bowersock, effective July 1, 2015.
“For the last twenty-three years, Bernie has been instrumental in growing North American Tool and its family of companies to become leading suppliers of specialized cutting tools, across the globe. Through his strong focus on relationships, Bernie has earned his reputation as an industry expert and go-to source for technical knowledge—a genuinely good guy who’ll be there for you anytime, anywhere,” said North American Tool President & CEO Curt Lansbery.Read More
A Practical User's Guide to Carbide Taps
North American Tool offers carbide taps in UN and Metric sizes as well as straight and NPT/F Pipe and STI Standards. A wide range of styles and features, including straight flute, spiral flute, spiral point, and forming taps are available, as well as a full line of surface coatings such as TiN, TiCN, and TiALN for increased performance and life.
So, why carbide? Or more to the point, when carbide?
Let's consider hard or difficult materials. Where high speed steel taps have a practical top limit
[SOUTH BELOIT, IL] — [March 16, 2015] – North American Tool is proud to announce the release of Thread Tap App Cloud®, which is available at http://tapapp.natool.com
Thread Tap App Cloud® replaces the Desktop version and offers a completely updated look and feel, powerful new features, and does not require any software installation.
Thread Tap App Cloud® includes new product photos and drawings, enhanced application notes and engineering data, and an improved product finder.
The Cloud Edition also includes a powerful new Tap Hole Size Calculator for determining hole sizes
Tapping 101: Spiral Flute vs. Spiral Pointed Taps
Let's talk Spirals - not the ones quarterbacks throw for touchdowns or the swirling stream down your kitchen sink, but spirals when it comes to tapping.
The most common use of the term "spiral" is either when describing the flute configuration or the point geometry of the tap.
It is important not to confuse the two.
“Made in USA” is not just a slogan—it’s a way of life at North American Tool. Our entire organization is dedicated to producing speciality cutting tools held to high American standards of quality; a level of quality that our Distributors request and their customers demand.
It’s this commitment to premium quality that drives the way we operate. From our careful selection of raw materials to our sturdy product packaging, and state-of-the-art machinery, we take great pride in supporting the Made in America movement.
So, what’s so special about taps manufactured in the USA?Read More
North American Tool Corporation has announced Bernie Bowersock, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, as recipient of the Industrial Supply Association (ISA) Golden Eagle Award for his years of service and significant industry contributions.
The ISA Golden Eagle Recognition Program is ISA's way of recognizing the valuable contribution of individuals who have provided longstanding service to companies in the industrial supply industry. The ISA Golden Eagle was presented to Bowersock on behalf of North American Tool Corporation and IBC at the 2014 IBC National Meeting in Rosemont, IL on October 19.Read More
North American Tool Corporation will display their line of made-to-order special taps and popular special taps at the 2014 IMTS Show - Booth W-2474 in the Tooling Pavilion.
At this year’s show, the company will feature its newly released Tap Hole Size Calculator, a mobile app for smartphones. The app features a calculator for recommended hole sizes when tapping various materials.
This functional tap engineering app is more than a hole size calculator in that the user can also achieve torque and horsepower recommendations based on the type and size of tap, material
January 10, 2014
North American Tool Corporation has announced the promotion of Lori Sturdevant to Lead Tool Design and Technical Service Associate.
She has been instrumental in the company’s recent advancement to the SolidWorks® 3D CAD and data management software. Lori has completed the requirements for the SolidWorks® intensive training program and now utilizes this state-of-the-art technology in conceiving and designing customer-specific taps and cutting tools for North American Tool customers.
Lori’s engineering skills have led to technical and engineering innovations that have culminated in the overall success of
North American Tool Corporation has announced a significant update to their mobile app, ‘Thread Tap App’. The key enhancement is the highly specialized, user-friendly Hole Size Calculator, which can be accessed in the Engineering Data section of the App.
This feature is a very intuitive app that calculates the exact drilled hole size and subsequent closest drill size when tap size and other parameters are entered. When entering tap details, the user can select key categories such as type of tap (Acme, cutting tap, STI tap, form tap, BSW Whitworth); tap size from #00 through
North American Tool Corporation is pleased to announce the launch of its new fully-featured website, www.natool.com
The new website has been designed to provide the ultimate user-friendly experience with improved navigation and functionality throughout. This is a result of talking with customers and gaining valuable feedback.
“The new site is part of the company’s ongoing efforts to rebrand,” states Senior Vice President Bernie Bowersock. “We are well positioned with our new website to better communicate with our customers. We continue to provide unparalleled customer service and on-time shipment of the world’s finest