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Kennametal “plug and play”, vibration-free boring system Kennametal
At IMTS 2018 Kennametal introduced a “plug and play”, vibration-free boring system with a serrated, bolt-on connection that clamps various styles and sizes of indexable heads. The system is capable of boring up to 10X diameter deep, with more aggressive cutting parameters and better surface results than alternative “quiet" bars.

Cutting-Tool Demand Up 17.6% Year/Year

Reflecting the overall improvement in manufacturing activity, July cutting-tool consumption totaled $200.97 million

U.S. manufacturers consumed $200.97 million worth of cutting tools during July, a decline of 5.4% from the June total and still 17.6% higher than the July 2017 total. The figures are supplied by the Cutting Tool Market Report issued by the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute and AMT – the Association for Manufacturing Technology.

The monthly CTMR documents actual sales totals for cutting tools by participating manufacturers, who represent the majority of the U.S. market for those products.B


The Cutting Tool Market Report presents cutting-tool consumption as a leading indicator of U.S. manufacturing activity, comparable to durable goods shipments.

ecause cutting tools are a basic consumable product for manufacturing activities, the consumption data is further evidence of the ongoing strength of the manufacturing sector.

While the July report represents the second consecutive decline in cutting tool consumption, the new results bring the total for 2018 cutting-tool consumption to $1.413 billion, an 11.7% rise over the comparable, seven-month total for cutting-tool consumption in 2017.

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