App assists with tool selection, configuration
Kennametal has launched NOVO™ app to assist with tool selection and configuration based on the user's part and process requirements. CAD models, complete assembly lists, and automated job report functionality are included.
According to the manufacturer, the app is designed to serve as a digital assistant to help the user find the right tool for the job. Users can access the app via a PC application. When searching for a specific part, the user also gets models and all associated inserts, adapters, and spare parts. The system provides a report that shows all associated data for each tool assembly, including dimensional data and application parameters to machine the component. The dimensional data of tools and assemblies can be output in XML format, which can be imported into CAM and tool management systems, eliminating manual data entry.