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Kennametal Extrude Hone and PEMtec Announce Strategic Alliance for Electro Chemical Machining

Press release date: January 31, 2013

Kennametal Extrude Hone and PEMtec have signed an agreement to supply customers with precision electro chemical machining (PECM) technology. Through electro-chemical metal removal, PECM can shape complex geometries in practically all metals, e.g., in highly tempered steel, rolling bearing steel, powder-metallurgy steel, and super-alloys. PECM also taps applications that could not be feasibly manufactured, if at all, in the past by conventional machining techniques, including milling, grinding or electrical-discharge machining (EDM). As Kennametal Extrude Hone already supplies advanced metal-finishing technologies to a variety of industries, the PEMtec alliance is seen as a logical extension of Kennametal's global portfolio. Fuel injection, for example, is seen as a key application for PECM growth, as increased polution standards force fuel injection manufacturers worldwide to obtain increased "freedom of design" that was formerly limited by conventional manufacturing methods. PECM market opportunities also have been identified in automotive gear boxes and elsewhere in engine and powertrain areas. PECM can also advance production of precision medical components, where manufacturing minimally invasive surgical tools is a challenge because of material conditions and complex shape requirements. PEMtec was founded in Dilligen, Saarland in 1995 and moved to Forbach in France in 2003 and has a proven record of industrial PECM success with a base of installed machines. This alliance is not only a win-win for the two companies, but even more so for customers. Customers will benefit by getting world-class PECM technology and support from (KEH) with a global presence for sales, service, application and spare parts, supported by dedicated local teams. Kennametal Inc. (NYSE: KMT) delivers productivity to customers seeking peak performance in demanding environments by providing innovative custom and standard wear-resistant solutions. This proven productivity is enabled through our advanced materials sciences and application knowledge. Our commitment to a sustainable environment provides additional value to our customers. Companies operating in everything from airframes to coal mining, from engines to oil wells and from turbochargers to construction recognize Kennametal for extraordinary contributions to their value chains. In fiscal year 2012, customers bought approximately $3 billion of Kennametal products and services - delivered by our approximately 13,000 talented employees doing business in more than 60 countries - with more than 50 percent of these revenues coming from outside North America. Visit us at Kennametal Inc.
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