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Kennametal Inc.

837 Station Ave., Victoria, BC, V9B2S2, CA

  • 800-528-0077

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Anna Hardaloupas
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Phone: +34 666 057 614

General Information:
Carsten Gromoll
Kennametal Shared Services GmbH
Wehlauer Strasse 73
Fuerth D-90766 Germany
Phone: +49 911 9735 557
Fax: +49 911 9735 551
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Kennametal, Inc.


Digital Process Planning Software operates on PCs and tablets.

March 16, 2015

To optimize shop productivity, NOVO™ v1.6 provides cloud-enabled digital tooling data and intelligence that seamlessly interfaces with production, inventory, and e-commerce. My Machines button, using basic information entered for shop’s machine tools, takes NOVO tooling recommendations and optimizes them for specific machine conditions. When Tool Advisor searches for cut-off applications, NOVO’s rules-based engine will return and rank most appropriate cut-off tool based on job conditions. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

Asymmetric Line-Boring Bar increases process speeds, bore quality.

February 16, 2015

Asymmetric line-boring bar has supports on rotated guide pad that provide freedom to enter and exit guide part, even when passing through raw bores, while geometry allows feeding bar through raw bores on eccentric path. Such boring offers support on both ends of tool without necessitating expensive lift functions, obstructive counter bearings, or critical mechanisms inside tool. Also, complete feed-in and feed-out moves can be done at increased feed rates on conventional machining centers. Read More


Process Software delivers digital tooling data and intelligence.

October 22, 2014

Built around shop needs, from quotation to inspection, NOVOsphere™ provides 6 applications to foster productivity: Select and Advise, Simulate, Inquire and Purchase, and Optimize. Cloud-enabled digital tooling data and intelligence interfaces with production, inventory, eCommerce, and more to optimize shop productivity. Offered in Android, Apple, and Windows tablet versions, solution optimizes process savings based on performance data drawn directly from shop floor equipment. Read More

Portable Tools, Machinery & Machining Tools

Milling Cutters and Inserts are optimized for metalcutting.

October 22, 2014

To reduce spindle wear while promoting stability, Stellram 7792 and 7793 milling cutters direct cutting forces axially into spindle. In addition to high-feed face milling, 7792 is capable of pocketing, slotting, and plunging. High-feed milling inserts are available with Stellram X-Grade® technology, which promotes resistance to thermal cracking and propagation. Stellram 5230 Chevron Long-Edge Milling series inserts and cutters reduce machining time for titanium and other high-strength alloys. Read More

Portable Tools, Machinery & Machining Tools, Fasteners & Hardware

Cutting Tool Inserts support cast iron and steel turning.

October 17, 2014

Featuring bronze TiOCN top coating that offers wear resistance and functions as wear indicator, Beyond Drive™ Inserts are designed for turning cast irons, steels, and stainless steels. Post-coat surface treatment optimizes edge toughness and depth-of-cut notch resistance, while micro-polished surface minimizes friction and workpiece sticking. In addition, fine-grained alumina layer allows for increases in cutting speed and reliability at high cutting temperatures. Read More


Process Planning Software helps optimize productivity.

September 30, 2014

Offering cloud-enabled digital tooling and intelligence, NOVOsphere™ seamlessly interfaces with production, inventory, and e-commerce to optimize shop productivity. Part of NOVOsphere, NOVO™ Optimize collects real-time data on how cutting tools and machines are performing and provides analysis of where process efficiencies or capacity improvements are available. All data and process knowledge complies with MTConnect open, extensible, communications protocol designed for shop-floor environment. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

Indexable Milling Grade aids high-temperature alloy machining.

June 25, 2014

Available in face, copy, and shoulder milling platforms, KCSM30 enables shops to increase cutting speeds to 230 sfm while increasing tool life and accelerating milling of titanium. Fine-grained carbide substrate promotes strength and stability, while TiAlN PVD coating delivers wear resistance. Grade is also available in Beyond Blast composition, where integral coolant channels deliver coolant through insert precisely to cutting edge under chip to optimize reduction of heat and friction. Read More

Construction Equipment & Supplies

Road Milling Machine Skis offer wear protection.

April 29, 2014

Intended for road milling contractors, Super C™ chromium carbide overlay is rated for applications requiring abrasion resistance with moderate impact, good formability, and weldability. KenCast™ composite material combines wear resistance of tungsten carbide with toughness and weldability of steel. Both enable road milling skis to last hundreds of hours. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Services

Solid Carbide Microdrill can serve diverse applications.

April 28, 2014

Built on KC7325™ solid carbide grade, GOdrill™ is designed for 0.0394–0.5 in. dia holes and works with multiple materials. Marginless design reduces friction and heat, and multilayer TiAlN-based coating allows for high-heat hardness. Second TiN top layer serves as visual wear indicator. Available in solid (flood coolant) or through-coolant options, drills also feature straight cutting lip with protection chamfer that ensures even distribution of cutting forces. Read More

Portable Tools, Machinery & Machining Tools, Construction Equipment & Supplies

Foundation Drilling Tools feature quick change holders.

April 1, 2014

In addition to quick-change tool holders and tools, KF Series includes duo-cut and single-cut wall cutters, welding bar tools and teeth, modular pilot drills, and modular pilot drill holders. Series covers majority of core barrel applications and is suitable for all foundation drilling conditions, especially deep foundation of large-diameter bore holes. Also, tapered seating design provides strong seating area and enables easy removal of tool. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Portable Tools, Construction Equipment & Supplies

Block-Bit System optimizes trenching and foundation drilling.

April 1, 2014

Featuring internal groove in block bore, RockRazor™ Block and Bit System accommodates 3 retainer styles and 6 rotating or non-rotating bits. Not only can rotating bits be quickly swapped out with non-rotating bits when applications or conditions change, non-rotating flat-spade bits can be indexed in up to 4 positions for maximum productivity. At tip end, proprietary point designs combine with advanced carbide grades, resulting in minimized cracking and extended performance in abrasive conditions. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Portable Tools, Machinery & Machining Tools, Construction Equipment & Supplies

Block System optimizes road milling efficiency.

March 31, 2014

Consisting of taper-press retention system that requires only single spare part for backup, KPL/KPR302 System offers long gauge length, which minimizes power requirements for road milling. Longer wear length translates into extended milling before maintenance is required. Tools and holders are designed for all road milling applications and cutting conditions, particularly for profile milling with cuts greater than 6 in. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Portable Tools, Mining, Oil Drilling & Refining, Construction Equipment & Supplies

Quick-Change Block System maximizes uptime.

March 31, 2014

For surface mining and trenching machines, no-weld QC42 Quick Change Block System cuts time needed to change block from machine base from 60–90 min down to 10–15 min. System features 1070 spring steel retainer that provides added safety feature to keep unit together when not fully engaged from tapered press fit. Rubber bumper stops keep block from over-locking, while hardfaced block face ensures optimal conical rotation and minimizes wear. Read More

Portable Tools, Machinery & Machining Tools, Fasteners & Hardware, Services

Turning Inserts offer smooth cutting and wear resistance.

March 19, 2014

Available in 6 grades for turning stainless as well as grades for steels and cast irons, Beyond™ MR (medium roughing) inserts feature smooth cutting action and stable edge performance that accelerate cycle times and extend tool life. Geometry maximizes smooth cutting and chip flow while minimizing stress, and positive rake angle helps control degree of cutting forces and promotes cutting edge strength. Rake profile, without points of load concentration, results in stable insert body. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Construction Equipment & Supplies

Road Milling Tool offers added wear protection.

March 18, 2014

In addition to proprietary point design and optimized hardness throughout head area, RoadRazor II™ features carbide ring segments below tip, which add wear protection for steel tool body and extend performance in abrasive cutting conditions. At retainer end, thicker material ensures optimized fit and rotation throughout life of tool. Also, wide collar provides holder protection. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

Solid-Carbide Drill produces burr-free holes in CFRP-metal stacks.

March 14, 2014

Used for drilling composite fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP)-metal stacks in hole diameter ranges of 3/16–5/8 in., B55_DAL operates with standard through coolant, MQL, or dry. Double-angle point design lends to centering capability, while sharp edge cleanly cuts CFRPs in top layer of stacks and cleanly exits titanium or aluminum side. Stack drill can be applied in all combinations of stacks, and fine-grain solid-carbide Beyond™ KN15™ grade is polished for optimal chip evacuation.
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Portable Tools, Machinery & Machining Tools, Materials & Material Processing, Services

Solid Carbide Drill is designed for holemaking in aluminum.

February 21, 2014

Along with 135° drill point, HPS solid-carbide drill features Beyond™ KN15™ carbide grade with polished surface that reduces friction on flutes, margins, and cutting edges. This promotes chip evacuation, even in minimum-quantity lubrication (MQL) processes. While sharp cutting edges lower cutting forces and extend tool life, spiral flute design accelerates chip evacuation. Diameters range from 0.118–0.787 in., and lengths of 3XD and 5XD (through-coolant) are available. Read More

Portable Tools, Machinery & Machining Tools

Face Milling Platform addresses cast iron, steel challenges.

February 21, 2014

Featuring double-sided insert design with 8 cutting edges, KSSM8+™ maximizes metal-cutting performance in cast irons and steel workpieces. Respectively, IC10 and IC 12.7 sizes provide 0.354 and 0.236 in. depth of cut and lead angles of 88° and 87°; suitable applications include those where fixture limitations or part designs call for close to 90° shoulders. Lowering cutting forces and optimizing floor finish quality while machining, –LD geometry has positive rake face and honed edges.
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Machinery & Machining Tools, Fasteners & Hardware

Medium Roughing Inserts cut stainless steels.

February 20, 2014

Suitable for wide range of workpiece materials, but optimized for stainless steels, Beyond™ MR Inserts feature unique geometry that maximizes smooth cutting and chip flow. Geometry of chip step is designed in continuous curve so that alternating stresses are reduced and uniform chip forming occurs. High positive rake angle works with smoothly curved cutting edge to reduce cutting forces. In addition, inserts have formed-in coolant channels that efficiently deliver flood coolant to cutting edge. Read More

Portable Tools, Machinery & Machining Tools, Services

Solid-Carbide Drill cuts through CFRP-titanium stacks.

February 20, 2014

Operating with through-coolant or without, B55_DAL drills CFRP-metal stacks in hole diameters of 3/16–5/8 in. Double-angle point design provides optimized centering, while sharp edge cleanly cuts composite fiber-reinforced polymers in top layer and exits titanium or aluminum side without burrs. For optimized chip evacuation, fine-grain solid-carbide Beyond™ KN15™ grade is highly polished. Drill can be applied in all combinations of stacks: CFRP-Ti-Al, CFRP-Ti, CFRP-Al, and straight Ti or Al. Read More

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