Kennametal and Mazak Provide Expertise for Increased Productivity at Spring Aerospace Events


(LATROBE, PA) - The latest developments in multi-tasking machine tools and cutting-edge tooling will combine for the benefit of aerospace industry manufacturing companies at April and May events highlighting Kennametal tooling and Mazak machine tools at Mazak's Northeast Regional Technology Center in Windsor Locks, Connecticut.

Events are scheduled for April 13-14 and May 25-26 at the Mazak facility located near Bradley International Airport. Connecticut and the New England region is home to such leading engineering, research, design, and manufacturing companies in the aerospace industry as Pratt & Whitney, Sikorsky, Hamilton Sundstrand, General Electric, GKN Aerospace, and scores of aerospace machine shops.

Francois Gau, Director, Global Segment Leadership at Kennametal will provide an overview of aerospace manufacturing issues at the April event. Other Kennametal speakers will include Mark Huston, vice president, research, development, and engineering on custom products; Alexander Momm, global product manager on turning tool developments; and John Riordan, product manager, on new milling products.

"There will be demos for milling, turning, and holemaking as well as news on the latest geometries, coatings, and material advances for achieving higher productivity in titanium, nickel alloys, and other advanced work materials," says John Feehan, regional key account manager at Kennametal.

Mazak will showcase the latest in multi-tasking CNC machine tools for aerospace component manufacturers, including its new Quick Turn SMART machines, designed for high accuracy aluminum machining with enough rigidity for heavy-duty steel machining.

"We'll also have at least seven multi-tasking machine tools under power at the event demonstrating machining aerospace parts," says Mazak General Manager Steve Wilkins. Among them will be the Integrex 2004S featuring Kennametal KM(TM) quick-change tooling, the VCN 510C vertical machining center with pallet changer, and the E-420HST horizontal multi-tasking machining center.

Special guests will highlight the spring events, including Richard Aboulafia, vice president of analysis for The Teal Group (Fairfax, VA), who will keynote the May event.

Registration information is available by clicking "Events" on the Mazak website at www.mazakusa.com.

Kennametal Inc.
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 2009, customers bought approximately $2.0 billion of Kennametal products and services - delivered by our nearly 12,000 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 www.kennametal.com.

Strategies for improved aerospace manufacturing will highlight April and May events at Mazak's Northeast Regional Technology Center, featuring the latest Kennametal advances.

For more information, contact:
Kathy Linden
MarCom Project Coordinator
724/539-5698 or kathy.linden@kennametal.com

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