Kennametal Inc., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, has received a gold Edison Award in the Metal Production subcategory of the award’s Applied Technology category, for its HARVI™ I TE metal cutting end mill. Originally established in 1987, the Edison Awards have recognised some of the most innovative products and business leaders in the world, honouring excellence in new product and service development, marketing, design and innovation.
The HARVI I TE solid carbide end mills are reported to set new performance standards in metal milling, a key manufacturing technique that typically requires multiple tools.
“This Gold Edison Award for our new HARVI™ I TE end mill is the latest proof point in Kennametal’s rich history of innovation in metal cutting,” stated Carlonda Reilly, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Kennametal. “We are honoured to be recognised by the Edison Awards for our ongoing commitment to developing game-changing products that help our customers improve their productivity and succeed.”
Among the nomination entries comprising the best products, services and businesses in innovation for the year 2020, the HARVI™ I TE was chosen as a winner by a panel of over 3,000 leading business executives from around the world. “After a thorough review, the Edison Awards Judges recognise the HARVI™ I TE as a game-changing innovation standing out among the best new products and services launched in their category,” added Frank Bonafilia, Executive Director of the Edison Awards.