Knife blades are sharp-edged industrial tools for shearing or cutting materials. A blade uses an edge to fracture and slice threw a material. This differs from a saw which cuts with its teeth removing chips of material. A knife blade can be "toothed" but it still uses pressure against its edge as the primary means of cutting.
Knife Blade Specifications
Knife blades are available too a variety of specifications. While HSS/tool steel is a primary type of steel that is used for making knives depending on application carbon steel, alloy steel, stainless steel or even ceramic maybe more appropriate. Typical specifications of knives include the gauge, length, width, and edge configuration. The manufacturing processes knives can go through are numerous: from vacuum hardening, triple tempering, lapping, to polishing techniques which produce the finest metal slitter knives for material shearing. Knife blades can be designed and manufactured to meet almost any industrial specifications or cutting application.
Knife Blade Application
Knife blade applications largely depend on the construction and design of the blade itself. A straight knife could be used for cutting, trimming, slitting, slicing, scoring, and creasing in paper, plastic, tube manufacturing, and other industries. A serrated or toothed knife has a blade edge with serrations along its profile. Safety standards and warnings should be strictly adhered to when using industrial knives.