Kennametal wins 2023 R&D 100 Award

Staff reporter

US manufacturer Kennametal is among the 100 winners of 2023 R&D 100 Awards for its KENionic additive manufactured machining tool for large engine and transmission housings in electric vehicles and other transportation.

The company said its KENionic technology was developed to machine precision components for transportation applications. Its design mimicked “the most effective and efficient organic shape adaptations found in nature”.

“The tool is 50% lighter than conventional tooling and reduces machining time by approximately 50%, increasing productivity and efficiency for customers,” Kennametal said.

The company, which posted sales of US$2.1 billion for its fiscal 2023, makes tooling and wear-resistant products for aerospace, defence, mining, energy, engineering and transport customers.

R&D World magazine’s R&D 100 Awards are in their 61st year.

They recognise new commercial products, technologies and materials.

A gala banquet will be held in San Diego, California, on November 16 to present winners with their 2023 awards.


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