Kennametal and Sumitomo Electric Agree

Chris Koepfer - December 6, 2013

The KM4X spindle connection. High clamping forces are need in the machining of high strength alloys. 


These two signed a licensing agreement under which Sumitomo Electric will provide and support Kennametal’s KM4X spindle connection to its customers globally. It gives Sumitomo Electric a tool clamping system that is considered among the most robust for stiffness and bending load capacity, the company says.

For Kennametal, according to John Tucker, V.P. and president of the company’s industrial business segment, “Having an innovative partner such as Sumitomo Electric supply the KM4X connection will create a powerful production advantage for manufacturing companies around the world.” So it’s a good deal for Kennametal and a good deal for Sumitomo Electric: Win, Win!