Kennametal partners with American Precision Museum

Published
February 15, 2024 - 07:30am
American Precision Museum

Kennametal Inc. has partnered with the American Precision Museum (APM) in Windsor, Vermont, which is home to one of the largest collections of historically significant machine tools in the country.

“Our partnership with APM is a natural fit to tell Kennametal’s 85-year story of expertise and innovation across industries while also showcasing where we’re headed next,” said Keith Mudge, Kennametal vice president of sales - Americas. “We hope our sponsorship will help APM continue its mission to inspire future generations of innovators with the help of our tooling solutions.”

The partnership with APM, which was announced last November, includes a showcase of Kennametal tools in its maker space where visitors can explore and learn about different machining solutions. 

Kennametal will also contribute to historical exhibits showcasing the contributions of the company’s founder, metallurgist Philip McKenna, and Kennametal’s longstanding legacy in the manufacturing industry overall.

“It is particularly fulfilling to be supported by a world-class innovator of machining solutions. We look forward to presenting the story of Philip McKenna’s development of tungsten carbide, and we are very fortunate to have Kennametal’s ongoing support as we attempt to inspire next generations to develop careers in manufacturing,” said APM Chairman Lee Morris. 

Located at a renovated armory in Windsor, Vermont, which is recognized as the founding space for precision interchangeable parts in the United States, APM focuses on using history as a learning tool to talk about modern concepts and technologies, while exploring today and imagining tomorrow. 

While its mission to inspire generations includes today’s youth with a presence in over in more than 45 schools through an education program, APM also focuses on workforce development, employment and more.
 

Related Glossary Terms

  • interchangeable parts

    interchangeable parts

    Parts and components produced to specified tolerances, permitting them to be substituted for one another. Essential to mass production, permitting the high-volume output that results in economies of scale. Less critical to operating costs in computer-integrated manufacturing operations but facilitates maintenance and repair. See CIM, computer-integrated manufacturing; modular design, construction.

  • tungsten carbide ( WC)

    tungsten carbide ( WC)

    Intermetallic compound consisting of equal parts, by atomic weight, of tungsten and carbon. Sometimes tungsten carbide is used in reference to the cemented tungsten carbide material with cobalt added and/or with titanium carbide or tantalum carbide added. Thus, the tungsten carbide may be used to refer to pure tungsten carbide as well as co-bonded tungsten carbide, which may or may not contain added titanium carbide and/or tantalum carbide.

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