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KYOCERA Introduces New Cutting Tool: OTM API Ring Groover

Mountain Home, NC, (September 3, 2008) - Kyocera Industrial Ceramics Corporation, Cutting Tool Division, is pleased to announce the OTM API Ring Groover, a new cutting tool that provides the most economical way to cut ring grooves meeting the standards recommended by the American Petroleum Institute (API).

Kyocera’s OTM API Ring Groover is designed to advance productivity in the oil, gas and petrochemical industries, where the quality and reliability of ring-joint gasket sealing in flanged pipe connections has a significant influence on costs, profitability, safety and environmental protection. The OTM API Ring Groover cuts the highest quality grooves with exceptional speed, productivity and repeatability, and is ideal for high temperature and high pressure applications. Its features include:

• Lowest cost per cut
• Most economical ring-groove cutting system on the market
• Easy set-up and adjustment
• Delivers excellent surface finish and repeatability
• Free-cutting geometry
• Integral shank for maximum rigidity
The OTM API Ring Groover body features a CAT 50 shank, with several other shank options available upon special request.

For additional information on this or other Kyocera cutting tool products, please contact:

KYOCERA Industrial Ceramics Corporation
Cutting Tool Division
100 Industrial Park Road
Mountain Home, NC 28758
Phone: 800-823-7284

About Kyocera
Kyocera Industrial Ceramics Corporation ( is headquartered in Vancouver, WA. The company manufactures cutting tools and advanced ceramic components, and markets LCDs, thermal printheads, ultra-high vacuum metallized assemblies and industrial lenses. It is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kyocera International, Inc. of San Diego, the North American holding company for Kyocera Corporation.

Kyocera Corporation (NYSE: KYO /, the parent and global headquarters of the Kyocera Group, was founded in 1959 as a producer of advanced ceramics. By combining these engineered materials with metals and plastics, and integrating them with other technologies, Kyocera has become a leading supplier of cutting tools, solar energy systems, telecommunications equipment, semiconductor packages, electronic components, laser printers, copiers and industrial ceramics. During the year ended March 31, 2008, the company’s net sales totaled 1.29 trillion yen (approximately $12.9 billion).

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