Automation - Kennametal

2018 IIC Conference - Presentations

July 26, 2016

Monday, 9/12

11:00 to 11:55 a.m. / W-192-B

Session Topic: Art to Part -How to Use Technology to Go From CAD to Part to YOY Producitvity Savings — Practical Examples

Digital manufacturing mega trends and key drivers (talent, complexity, agility, mass customization, makers’ movement…)

How will these impact aero manufacturers, large and small, through the lens of a part lifecycle perspective (e.g. from design to quoting to planning to run offs to production and eventually end of program)

A few examples along the way, with partner’s permission, to explain how they’ve used digital manufacturing technologies and what’s the bottom line impact.


Senior Engineering Manager - Virtual Machining & Product Classification
  • T. J. Long joined Kennametal in January 2000 on the Indexable Milling Engineering Team, where he was responsible for the development and commercialization of new Indexable Milling platforms.
  • In February 2006, he became the Engineering Manager of the team.
  • As an advocate of advanced technologies, he is knowledgeable in titanium machining, high speed machining, modal analysis, and finite element analysis.
  • Long has a bachelor of science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University and a master’s in business administration from Duquesne University.

Current position/tasks

  • In November 2012, Long became the Engineering Manager of the Virtual Machining team, which is primarily responsible for the development of NOVO.
  • In January 2014, he also became the Engineering Manager of the Product Classification team, which is responsible for managing Kennametal’s digital assets.

Kennametal delivers productivity to customers seeking peak performance in demanding environments by providing innovative custom and standard wear-resistant solutions. This proven productivity is enabled through their advanced materials sciences and application knowledge.

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