GWS Tool Group names application specialist

June 03,2021 - 10:15pm

Jack CrawfordGWS Tool Group named Jack Crawford as an application specialist.

In this role, he will be responsible for supporting GWS distributors and key metalworking customers in the application of GWS cutting tool solutions. For GWS, Crawford is responsible for business development and application support for channel partners and end users in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Alaska.

Cutting tools from GWS include both standard and purpose-built tooling such as end mills, form tools, step tools, drills, reamers, taps, and PCD-tipped tooling along with variations of special turning inserts.

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Related Glossary Terms

  • metalworking


    Any manufacturing process in which metal is processed or machined such that the workpiece is given a new shape. Broadly defined, the term includes processes such as design and layout, heat-treating, material handling and inspection.

  • turning


    Workpiece is held in a chuck, mounted on a face plate or secured between centers and rotated while a cutting tool, normally a single-point tool, is fed into it along its periphery or across its end or face. Takes the form of straight turning (cutting along the periphery of the workpiece); taper turning (creating a taper); step turning (turning different-size diameters on the same work); chamfering (beveling an edge or shoulder); facing (cutting on an end); turning threads (usually external but can be internal); roughing (high-volume metal removal); and finishing (final light cuts). Performed on lathes, turning centers, chucking machines, automatic screw machines and similar machines.