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NEWS Infosys and Renishaw announce partnership to deliver innovative metal additive manufacturing solutions Infosys, the world’S leading Engineering and IT services company, and Renishaw, a world leader in metrology and additive manufacturing technologies, announced a strategic partnership to offer an end-to-end product development service using metal additive manufacturing (AM) technology. The two companies are combining their engineering expertise and global resources to help customers accelerate their deployment of AM, also known as 3D printing, for volume production of end-use metal components. Infosys will apply its efficient engineering processes and design for AM knowledge to manage product development projects from concept through to launch. Renishaw will support Infosys through its global network of Additive Manufacturing Solutions Centres, which provide access to the latest Renishaw metal AM technology, backed by application engineering expertise, post-processing capability, and metrology. Whilst additive manufacturing is changing the way that components are made, its bigger impact is on the design of products themselves. AM enables products that are lighter and more efficient in their use of resources, that facilitate exceptional heat transfer, that are integrated with fewer joints for greater reliability, or that arecustomisedto adapt perfectly to a specific application. These gains in product capability are transforming AM into a mainstream manufacturing technology, used in series production of high performance parts for aerospace, medical, automotive, oil & gas, mould& die and consumer products. The two companies are currently working together on projects for customers located in Europe, Asia and North America www.renishaw.com Caterpillar, Kennametal announce cutting tool techn ology partnership Caterpillar Inc. announced that an agreement has been reached with Kennametal Inc. to provide Caterpillar customers globally with special order rotors and diamond and carbide earth cutting tools for mixing and road milling applications. The partnership capitalized on the long-standing reputations Kennametal and Caterpillar share in the road rehabilitation industry, and it supports joint commitment to www.ghmediabusiness.com 9 providing end-users with the ultimate customer experience. By combining Kennametals’s proven products and expertise with Caterpillar’s world-class machines and extensive dealer network, unmatched earth cutting solutions can be delivered to road rehabilitation customers around the world. Kennametal products and support will be available at Cat dealerships immediately. www.cat.com This partnership provides customers, via Cat® dealer network, access to world class machines, a full line of rotors, outstanding earth cutting tool technology and industry expertise. This has been hailed by Caterpillar as another step towards ensuring a superior experience for the customers.