As you drive your vehicle, you probably don’t think very much about what keeps it going day after day.
Sure, you fill the gas tank when it’s low and change the oil when the warning light blinks on, but beyond that, you likely won’t think in technical terms about what keeps your vehicle running (as long as it’s running). It’s also a safe bet that you won’t think about which parts began as a mere block of steel, or aluminum, and ended up as a machining masterpiece. You won’t think about the advanced materials that keep those certain parts from wearing out. And, it’s very unlikely for you to think there’s a connection between those parts… and Kennametal.
Well, it’s time to think again…
Kennametal is Everywhere
From inside of your vehicle, to thousands of other areas around you. We provide solutions to customers in almost every industry or application, globally. We look at the world around us and work with customers to provide what they need to keep things moving.
We’re inside all elements of your snack, from the potato chip bag to the soda can. (We’re even in dog food!)
So, Where Are We? Wherever There’s Wear
We not only help to manufacture the products, we also help to fix them when they start to wear out.
Take for example, drilling for oil and making gasoline. This requires hard coatings for the drill strings, in order to make sure they will last in extreme conditions. At Kennametal, we do that.
What else do we do? We help customers create engineering masterpieces from solid castings by machining them down to the tightest tolerances. (And if you’re a machinist, you know that pile of chips is a beautiful sight).
How about engine valves? They’re home to extreme wear from heat and erosion. But luckily, we have a solution for that, too.
Do we have you thinking a little more deeply about the things you use every day, and how they’re made, and how they work?
Challenge yourself to expand your horizons (rather than being absorbed in a lengthy session of Angry Birds). Look around you. Everything that is made wears out in some way. Each of those wear problems is begging for a solution, and all that is needed is a curious mind to devise that solution.
At Kennametal, we have a lot of interested, curious minds who spend their days devising solutions to all kinds of wear problems. From the mine site to the rock quarry, the drill pad to the machine shop floor, and everything in-between, no wear problem is too big or too small.
We have a few experts that like to “talk shop,” so feel free to contact a Wear Solutions Specialist today to discuss the perfect solution for your wear problem! After all, when you no longer have wear problems to think about, you’ll have a lot more time to win at Angry Birds.