Kennametal’s additive manufactured cutting tool designed with KENionic™ technology. (Image courtesy Kennametal)

PITTSBURGH—Kennametal Inc. has been named an Edison Award finalist for its industry-first, additive manufactured cutting tool designed with KENionic™ technology, the company said in a release.

According to Kennametal, its innovative tool mimics organic shape adaptations observed in nature. It is 45 percent lighter and demonstrated an approximately 20 percent reduction in machining time versus a conventional tool for the targeted customer. The technology is poised to enhance productivity and efficiency for customers, particularly in the precision machining of components for transportation applications.

“At Kennametal, we push the boundaries of innovation in our industries, and being recognized as an Edison Award finalist for our KENionic™ technology is a testament to that dedication,” said Kennametal Vice President and Chief Technology Officer Carlonda Reilly, Ph.D., in the release. “We take a customer challenge, add our materials science, design, process, and applications engineering expertise, supplement that with our innovative thinking, and we get a winning formula that helps our customers transform how everyday life is built.”

Kennametal strives to help customers manufacture with precision and efficiency. The company supports customers’ productivity through materials science, tooling, and wear-resistant products. Its customers include companies across the aerospace and defense, earthworks, energy, general engineering, and transportation industries, among others.

Established in 1987, The Edison Awards™ honors excellence in new product and service development, marketing, design, and innovation. Award winners will be announced on April 18, 2024 at the annual Edison Awards Ceremony and Gala Event.