Turning Inserts promote roughing, finishing efficiency.

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Beyond(TM) series include RU (Roughing Universal) and UP (Universal Positive) geometries in round inserts for optimal productivity in turning steel, stainless steel, cast iron, and high-temperature alloy. Engineered to promote chip control at lower cutting forces, geometries promote size control, surface finish quality, long tool life, and reduced load spikes. RU geometry suits heavy-duty roughing tasks, while UP geometry is designed for medium machining and finishing.

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New Beyond(TM) Turning Geometries from Kennametal

(LATROBE, PA) - The new Beyond(TM) line of high-performance turning products from Kennametal now includes two new geometries in round inserts for improved productivity in turning steel, stainless steels, cast irons, and high-temperature alloys - RU (Roughing Universal) and UP (Universal Positive).

"Engineered specifically to deliver improved chip control at lower cutting forces, these new geometries mean excellent size control, superior surface finishes, reduced load spikes on capital equipment, and longer tool life," says Alexander Momm, global product manager, turning products at Kennametal. "Manufacturing new railroad wheels or re-profiling existing wheels are great examples of heavy-duty industries that will significantly benefit from these new products."

The Roughing Universal geometry features a proprietary wavy design with optimized size and spacing of the chip breaking element. This contributes to improved chip control at lower cutting forces, resulting in longer tool life and higher performance in heavy-duty roughing tasks.

The Universal Positive geometry is designed for medium machining and finishing and also features a unique chip-breaker design with optimized size and spacing of the chip-breaking element for improved performance. As both new geometries are available in Beyond grades, superior edge strength and longer tool life are added benefits. Both new geometries are also available in Kennametal's Fix-Perfect(TM) or traditional pin-clamping styles.

"Whether roughing or finishing railroad wheels or attacking any new turning job, machine uptime and tool life are critical," says UJ Baid, global product manager at Kennametal. "These new geometries deliver superior chip control, longer tool life and provide improved operating conditions for capital equipment, meaning more success in turning operations."

For more information on Beyond and the new geometries, visit www.kennametal.com.

Kennametal Inc. (NYSE: KMT) is a leading global supplier of tooling, engineered components and advanced materials consumed in production processes. The company improves customers' competitiveness by providing superior economic returns through the delivery of application knowledge and advanced technology to master the toughest of materials application demands. Companies producing everything from airframes to mining equipment, from medical implants to oil wells and from railroad wheels to motorcycle parts recognize Kennametal for extraordinary contributions to their value chains.

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