Kennametal wins R&D award

Kennametal Inc has won an R&D award for a 3D printed tool used in large engine and transmission housings.

The part was made using the company’s Kenionic technology which uses organic shapes to improve design. According to Kennametal, the tool is 50% lighter than conventional tooling and reduces machining time by approximately 50%.

"This is an outstanding example of our industry-leading expertise in materials science, precision machining, bionics-inspired design and additive manufacturing that fuels Kennametal's innovation," said Dr Carlonda Reilly, chief technology officer (CTO).