June 01, 2010

A line of high-performance industrial grade blades for processing and cutting rolled or coiled metals to customer specifications is available from Hyde Industrial Blade Solutions, a division of Hyde Tools Inc. Hyde blades come in a variety of configurations for slitting, cutting, perforating, trimming and a multitude of other applications to suit individual market and product production requirements. Starting with a wide range of alloy steels, including powdered metals, Hyde says it employs proprietary processes in blanking, laser cutting, heat treating, grinding and polishing to ensure superior cutting performance of each individual blade. The blades are manufactured in facilities with ISO 9001:2008 plant certification. Hyde IBS Slitter Blades come in a variety of sizes across circular blades and knives and straight blades and knives and in a variety of forms, thicknesses and finishes. Custom-shaped blades for specific applications are also available. Blades are offered with straight or beveled edges, serrated and tooth edges and are designed for higher quality slit edges, superior performance and extended life to avoid costly shut downs of equipment due to failed blades.

Related Glossary Terms

  • alloy steels

    alloy steels

    Steel containing specified quantities of alloying elements (other than carbon and the commonly accepted amounts of manganese, sulfur and phosphorus) added to cause changes in the metal’s mechanical and/or physical properties. Principal alloying elements are nickel, chromium, molybdenum and silicon. Some grades of alloy steels contain one or more of these elements: vanadium, boron, lead and copper.

  • gang cutting ( milling)

    gang cutting ( milling)

    Machining with several cutters mounted on a single arbor, generally for simultaneous cutting.

  • grinding


    Machining operation in which material is removed from the workpiece by a powered abrasive wheel, stone, belt, paste, sheet, compound, slurry, etc. Takes various forms: surface grinding (creates flat and/or squared surfaces); cylindrical grinding (for external cylindrical and tapered shapes, fillets, undercuts, etc.); centerless grinding; chamfering; thread and form grinding; tool and cutter grinding; offhand grinding; lapping and polishing (grinding with extremely fine grits to create ultrasmooth surfaces); honing; and disc grinding.

  • polishing


    Abrasive process that improves surface finish and blends contours. Abrasive particles attached to a flexible backing abrade the workpiece.