Product News: Machinery & Machining Tools
Milling Inserts meet general purpose and heavy machining needs.
Press Release Summary:
November 15, 2012 - Available in screw-on, end mill, and shell mill options with internal through coolant, KenFeed™ 2X Milling Inserts are suited for pocketing, ramping, and helical interpolations with Z-plunge capabilities. Each double-sided trigon insert offers 6 cutting edges to deliver 2x cutting power of conventional inserts. Customers may choose HD insert geometry for steels, high-strength steels, and cast iron, or GD geometry for lower cutting forces needed when machining softer materials.
Original Press Release
The New KenFeed 2X Milling Solution from Kennametal
Press release date: October 31, 2012
LATROBE, Pa. — Kennametal’s new KenFeed™ 2X milling solution delivers more cutting depth from a single insert size to offer customers enhanced performance with reduced inventory. Following the six-year success of the company’s original KenFeed™ platform, this new generation achieves greater cutting depths with fewer and larger inserts.
Compared with the previous generation of KenFeed tooling, which required three different insert sizes, the KenFeed 2X requires only one. These new inserts are engineered to provide superior material removal rates and productivity at high feeds for roughing operations. Each double-sided trigon insert offers six cutting edges to deliver twice the cutting power of conventional inserts, delivering better cost per edge position with full usage. The new inserts’ thick, robust design provides outstanding strength and reliability making them capable of withstanding the extremes of high-feed operations. Additionally, it is the ideal solution for deep cavities or milling operations from 3 x D.
Customers may select from two insert topographies for their light, general purpose, and heavy machining needs, including the HD insert geometry, the first choice for steels, high-strength steels, and cast iron; and the GD geometry for lower cutting forces needed when machining softer materials. With the latest grades and geometries and multiple edges, the KenFeed 2X inserts achieve 2 times the cutting power of conventional KenFeed inserts.
KenFeed 2X tool bodies are available in screw-on, end mill, and shell mill options with internal through coolant. Their platform design makes KenFeed 2X ideal for pocketing, ramping, and helical interpolations with Z-plunge capabilities.
Kennametal plans to expand this new line to include additional metric and inch diameters.
Contact Kennametal at 800.446.7738
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 material 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. With annual sales of nearly $3 billion and approximately 13,000 employees, Kennametal serves customers in more than 60 countries worldwide — with more than 50 percent of these revenues coming from outside North America.