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Cutting tool technology leader Kennametal Inc. to sponsor ESPRIT World Conference 2010

Camarillo, Calif. — Feb. 11 , 2010 — Computer-aided-manufacturing (CAM) innovator DP Technology, creator of ESPRIT®, is pleased to announce that Kennametal Inc., a leader in the field of cutting-tool technology, will be a primary  sponsor of  ESPRIT World Conference (EWC) 2010, slated to take place May 18-21 in Long Beach, Calif.

Hosted each year by DP Technology for its ESPRIT community, the ESPRIT World Conference offers a comprehensive suite of product training courses, enlightening and motivational business presentations, exposure to the direction of future product developments, and networking opportunities via hosted events throughout the week-long conference. EWC 2010 will mark the public introduction of ESPRIT 2011.

EWC is attended annually by members of the ESPRIT community, including resellers, end-users and business partners, and attracts participants from around the world. The conference grants attendees the important role of providing vital guidance and feedback that is used to shape future product developments.

      The latest version of ESPRIT is the result of a balanced effort focusing on both the shorter term needs of existing customers and the longer term direction of the metal-working community.  New developments within this latest version of ESPRIT place great emphasis on providing existing ESPRIT customers with additional tools that will increase their productivity.

In addition to providing customers with best-in-class metalworking products for turning, milling and hole-making processes, Kennametal is committed to adding value to customers during their work-piece manufacturing design and processing phases. 

By delivering digital assets such as CAD models, product data and tooling information, Kennametal customers can reduce time in tool selection, toolpath strategy and application planning. Kennametal believes that expanding the use of digital information will have a dramatic impact in the future as computer systems advance to full simulation, reducing machining costs and increasing right-first-time.



ESPRIT is a high-performance computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) system for a full range of machine-tool applications. ESPRIT delivers powerful full-spectrum programming for 2–5 axis milling, 2–22 axis turning, 2–5 axis wire EDM, multitasking mill-turn machining and B-axis machine tools, and high-speed 3- and 5-axis machining.

About Kennametal

Kennametal Inc. (NYSE: KMT) 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 our advanced materials sciences and application knowledge.  Our commitment to a sustainable environment provides additional value to our customers. Companies operating in everything from airframes to coal mining, from engines to oil wells, and from turbochargers to construction, recognize Kennametal for extraordinary contributions to their value chains. In fiscal year 2009, customers bought approximately $2.0 billion in Kennametal products and services — delivered by our nearly 12,000 talented employees doing business in more than 60 countries — with more than 50 percent of these revenues coming from outside North America. Visit us at www.kennametal.com.

About DP Technology Corp.

DP Technology maintains its worldwide headquarters in Camarillo, Calif., and product development teams in California, Florence, Italy; and Berlin, Germany. Sales and support operations are located in Europe, Asia, and North and South America. For additional information about DP Technology and ESPRIT, call +1-805-388-6000, send an e-mail to esprit@dptechnology.com, or visit the company Web site at www.dptechnology.com.


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