Kennametal Inc, based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, has been named an Edison Award finalist for its additively manufactured cutting tool holder designed with the company’s KENionic technology. The Edison Awards honours excellence in new product and service development, marketing, design and innovation.
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The innovative toolholder is said to mimic organic shape adaptions observed in nature. The result is a tool that is 45% lighter and has demonstrated a reduced machining time of approximately 50% compared to a conventional solution for the targeted customer. The technology is poised to enhance productivity and efficiency for customers, particularly in the precision machining of components for transportation applications.
“At Kennametal, we push the boundaries of innovation in our industries and being recognised as an Edison Award finalist for our KENionic technology is a testament to that dedication,” shared Dr Carlonda Reilly, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. “We take a customer challenge, add our materials science, design, process and applications engineering expertise, supplement that with our innovative thinking and we get a winning formula that helps our customers transform how everyday life is built.”
Award winners will be announced on April 18, 2024, at the annual Edison Awards Ceremony and Gala Event.
Read more about Additive Manufacturing at Kennametal
We report on the development and use of AM at Kennametal in the Summer 2023 issue of Metal AM magazine. Download the article ‘Kennametal: The story of the successful commercialisation of AM hardmetal and steel solutions’ for free.