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Face Milling Platform addresses cast iron, steel challenges.

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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.

Kennametal, Inc.

1600 Technology Way, P.O. Box 231, Latrobe, PA, 15650-0231, USA

Original Press Release

New KSSM8+TM Face Milling Platform for Cast Iron

Press release date: February 12, 2014

8-sided inserts equal lowest cost per cutting edgeWith eight cutting edges, the new KSSM8+™ face milling platform from Kennametal is focused on maximum metal-cutting performance in cast irons and steel workpieces at the lowest possible cost.

Cutting cast-iron parts is tough and it should be. Cast-iron pump housings, brake calipers, turbine housings, and many other parts are critical foundation components for entire industries, including automotive, heavy equipment, energy, and fluid power. Achieving the highest level of milling performance at the lowest cost per cutting edge is essential for success.

The IC10 size provides a 9mm (0.354 in.) depth of cut, while the IC 12.7 achieves a 6mm (0.236 in.) DOC. Both have high lead angles (88 degress and 87 degrees, respectively), making them good choices in  applications where fixture limitations or part designs call for close to 90-degree shoulders.

The double-sided insert design with eight cutting edges provides users with the lowest cost per edge, while the –LD geometry’s positive rake face and honed edges result in lower cutting forces and good floor finishes in medium and finish machining.

While face milling is a common, everyday metal-cutting task, it is one with many critical considerations. Depth of cut must be balanced against maximizing speeds and feeds for long tool life. High surface finish requirements must be factored into achieving high production efficiencies. That is why a range of insert grades for the new KSSM8+ platform is available for face milling steels, stainless steels, and wet or dry machining of ductile cast irons. Together with the choice of medium- and fine-density cutter bodies makes KSSM8+ the right solution in addition to the preferred low-cost choice when milling cast irons.

For more information, visit www.kennametal.com.

Kennametal
Celebrating its 75th year as an industrial technology leader, Kennametal Inc. delivers productivity to customers seeking peak performance in demanding environments. The company provides innovative wear-resistant products, application engineering and services backed by advanced material science, serving customers in 60 countries across diverse sectors of aerospace, earthworks, energy, industrial production, transportation and infrastructure. With approximately 14,000 employees and nearly $3 billion in sales, the company realizes half of its revenue from outside North America, and 40% globally from innovations introduced in the past five years. Recognized among the »World´s Most Ethical Companies» (Ethisphere); »Outstanding Corporate Innovator» (Product Development Management Association); and "America's Safest Companies" (EHS Today) with a focus on 100% safety, Kennametal and its foundation invest in technical education, industrial technologies and material science to deliver the promise of progress and economic prosperity to people everywhere. For more information, visit the company´s website at www.kennametal.com.

Kennametal Inc.
1600 Technology Way
PO Box 231
Latrobe, PA 15650-0231
USA
Kathy LINDEN
Phone: 724 539 5698
Fax: 724 539 6766
kathy.linden@kennametal.com

Kennametal Shared Services GmbH
Wehlauer Strasse 73
D-90766 Fuerth
Carsten GROMOLL
Phone: +49 911 9735 557
Fax: +49 911 9735 551
carsten.gromoll@kennametal.com

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