Posted November 8, 2021

MSC wins science & technology award

MSC Industrial Supply announced that its MSC MillMax service has received an award from R&D World magazine.

MSC MillmaxThe magazine provides content for engineers, scientists, laboratory professionals and R&D managers.

R&D World magazine has named MSC MillMax a 2021 R&D 100 Award winner under the Software/Services category.

Introduced in 2020, MSC MillMax combines the knowledge and insight of MSC Industrial Supply Co.’s team of professional metalworking specialists with exclusive impact-testing equipment and software to improve the milling performance on Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machine tools.

MSC MillMax originated through a cooperative research and development agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to improve the competitiveness of U.S. manufacturers. Under the project, MSC’s metalworking specialists worked with manufacturing customers to optimize their CNC machine tools to help advance manufacturing in the United States.

“Along with our partners at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the individuals who developed the technology, we are honored to receive recognition for the impact that MSC MillMax is having on U.S. manufacturing,” said Jamie Goettler, senior director, Metalworking Sales & Innovation for MSC. “In improving the performance and efficiency of our customers’ milling operations, this proprietary service is changing the game in metalworking and we’re thrilled to commercialize and deliver this innovative breakthrough.”

Established in 1963, the R&D 100 Awards is the only science and technology awards competition that recognizes new commercial products, technologies and materials for their technological significance that are available for sale or license. The R&D 100 Awards have long been a benchmark of excellence for industry sectors as diverse as telecommunications, high-energy physics, software, manufacturing, and biotechnology. This year, the worldwide competition received entries from 17 countries/regions and the judging panel included nearly 40 well-respected industry professionals from around the world. The complete list of 2021 winners can be found at