VOL. 7 November ISSUE YEAR 2006


in Vol. 7 - November Issue - Year 2006
Setting the Standard in Abrasive Nozzle Technology
Photo showing group of abrasive blast nozzles

Photo showing group of abrasive blast nozzles

In the Spotlight

Kennametal Inc. (NYSE: KMT) is a leading global supplier of tooling, engineered components and advanced materials consumed in production processes. The company improves customers' competitiveness by providing superior economic returns through the delivery of application knowledge and advanced technology to master the toughest of materials application demands. Companies producing everything from airframes to coal, from medical implants to oil wells and from turbochargers to motorcycle parts recognize Kennametal for extraordinary contributions to their value chains. Customers buy over $2.3 billion annually of Kennametal products and services-delivered by our approximately 13,500 talented employees in over 60 countries -- with almost 50 percent of these revenues coming from outside the United States.

Every day – throughout the world – abrasive blasting and abrasive waterjet nozzles from Kennametal set the standards in performance and productivity, backed up with an unmatched reputation for customer service and technical support.

Demanding customers know they can depend on nozzles from Kennametal to stand up to the harshest environments. Kennametal’s unique family of high-performance materials including tungsten carbide, boron carbide, SiAlON and ROCTEC® composite carbide offers exceptional wear resistance and unmatched performance. Our state-of-the-art manufacturing processes include hot pressing, sintering, and rapid omni-directional compaction technologies that result in consistent high quality and extended durability in every nozzle we manufacture. 

You can count on Kennametal nozzles and flow-control products to offer superior performance by every measure! 

XL Performance Nozzle

Kennametal Boride Abrasive Flow Products is pleased to introduce the XL Performance Nozzle to our product line.  The XL Performance Nozzle increases abrasive particle velocity, resulting in improved production rates and efficiencies. It utilizes the same air (CFM) requirements as our standard long venturi products for the same given bore size resulting in lower compressed air operating costs per square foot/meter.  The XL Performance Nozzles are produced in lightweight BP200 SiAlON material that minimizes nozzle weight and overall operator fatigue.

New Abrasive Blast Nozzles Catalog

A complete guide to the full range of Kennametal Boride Abrasive Blast Nozzles is now available. This new catalog contains full product listings and specs on nozzles for every abrasive blasting job and offers several options for every application.  It includes valuable information and maintenance tips that you need to know to increase production speed, reduce nozzle change-outs, and achieve better precision and consistency.  Guides on selecting nozzle materials, planning air supply for optimum productivity, how nozzle design affects blast pattern, understanding the five types of blast nozzles, and how to match nozzle bore and compressor capacity are also included. Call today for your copy!

Acquisition of Sintec Group

Kennametal is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Sintec Group, headquartered in Buching, Germany.  Sintec manufactures ceramic engineered components used in the aerospace, general engineering, metallizing and medical industries, and a wide range of boron carbide and silicon carbide shotblast nozzles. Sintec serves the European, Asian and North American markets.

For Information:
Kennametal Boride Abrasive Flow Products
2879 Aero Park Drive
Traverse City, MI 49686, USA
Tel. +1.231.946 2100 or +1.800.6622131
Fax +1.231.946 3025 or +1.800.6622132
E-Mail: traversecity.service@kennametal.com