KOMET announces new partnership at IMTS 2014

Published Date
September 21,2014 - 02:00:pm

Related Glossary Terms

  • grinding

    grinding

    Machining operation in which material is removed from the workpiece by a powered abrasive wheel, stone, belt, paste, sheet, compound, slurry, etc. Takes various forms: surface grinding (creates flat and/or squared surfaces); cylindrical grinding (for external cylindrical and tapered shapes, fillets, undercuts, etc.); centerless grinding; chamfering; thread and form grinding; tool and cutter grinding; offhand grinding; lapping and polishing (grinding with extremely fine grits to create ultrasmooth surfaces); honing; and disc grinding.

  • sawing machine ( saw)

    sawing machine ( saw)

    Machine designed to use a serrated-tooth blade to cut metal or other material. Comes in a wide variety of styles but takes one of four basic forms: hacksaw (a simple, rugged machine that uses a reciprocating motion to part metal or other material); cold or circular saw (powers a circular blade that cuts structural materials); bandsaw (runs an endless band; the two basic types are cutoff and contour band machines, which cut intricate contours and shapes); and abrasive cutoff saw (similar in appearance to the cold saw, but uses an abrasive disc that rotates at high speeds rather than a blade with serrated teeth).

KOMET Service North America, a partnership between KOMET of America and a variety of independent companies to service the KOMET brand of tools, welcomed Grinding Technology LLC to its list of partners at a special ceremony held during IMTS 2014. The Houston, Texas, company became the seventh partner to sign with KOMET Service since the launch of the service partnership at IMTS 2012.

KOMET Service Manager Tom Whennen, who announced the deal at IMTS 2014, said the company planned to add another six to eight partners over the next year in an effort to provide services for professional re-grinding, original re-coating, high-precision refurbishment and a complete range of standard and simple special carbide tools.

The current list of partners also includes:

  • Breckers Cutting Tools
    Roseville, MI
  • Castelar Tool & Grinding Ltd.
    Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
  • CountyLine Tool
    East Peoria, IL
  • Cutting Tool Engineers
    Pelham, AL 
  • Ekstrom Carlson
    Rockford, IL
  • Integrity Saw & Tool
    Fond du Lac, WI
  • NTM, Inc
    Minneapolis, MN
  • Razor Tool
    Stoneham, MA
  • Tri-State Tool Grinding
    Cincinnati, OH