Posted February 8, 2024

Kennametal innovation named Edison Award finalist

Kennametal Inc. announced it has been named an Edison Award finalist for its industry-first, additive manufactured cutting tool designed with KENionic technology.

KENionic technologyThe innovative tool mimics organic shape adaptations observed in nature. The result is a tool that is 45% lighter and has demonstrated a reduced machining time by 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 recognized as an Edison Award finalist for our KENionic technology is a testament to that dedication," said Vice President and Chief Technology Officer Carlonda Reilly. "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.