Haimer/Kennametal Joint technology agreement on modular interface
In an agreement signed earlier this year, Kennametal and Haimer have agreed to a joint technology partnership and development cooperation for modular cutting tool systems.
The agreement involves a significant cross-licence model and long-term partnership. “This agreement is a perfect fit because it illustrates both Haimer and Kennametal as leaders in high-end innovative technologies for world manufacturing,” said Carlos Cardoso, chairman, president and CEO, Kennametal.
For the very first time at IMTS 2014, both companies together introduced the new modular interface Duo-Lock for carbide cutting tool heads. The companies are combining their toolholding and carbide knowledge to provide solutions for high-performance milling applications, Kennametal said. Duo-Lock will be offered as a licence to high-end cutting tool companies to establish a compatible, modular endmill system.