Cutting Tools

Surface alloying can provide super hard surface “skins” that flexible and ductile. When one side of a cutting edge is processed, the tool becomes self-sharpening. This is known as the “rodent’s tooth effect”, and occurs when the non-hardened side wears at a greater rate than the surface alloyed side.

The result is a continuous sharpening of the tool while in operation. Depending on application, we can determine which edge should be treated to provide this effect.

Cutting Tools - Grinder Blades

Grinder Blades

Cutting Tools

Milling Cutters


Slitter Knife


  • Increases tool life
  • Larger production runs
  • Resistance to dulling
  • Hard cutting edge
  • Sharpen tool to carbide surface
  • No damage to cutting edge
  • Increases cutting feeds
  • Reduces friction and heat

Typical Applications

  • Taps
  • Drills
  • Grinder Blades
  • Knives
  • Shears
  • End Mills
  • Reamers
  • Gear Cutters