Sharp Edge Tools for Cuttingprint
Important characteristics of UDDEHOLM's steels for Sharp edge tools for cutting are:
- Very low levels of inclusions
- Good hardenability
- Perfect form-stability
- Good wear resistance
- Good corrosion resistance
- Uniform structure
Knife-, razor- and scalpel blades are often manufactured from martensitic stainless strip steel.
UHB Stainless AEB-L offers the ability to be sharpened and an edge retention which satisfies extremely demanding requirements. UHB Stainless AEB–L is a hardenable stainless steel with an ideal chemical composition ensuring good results in blade production.
UHB Stainless 716 is a martensitic grade with excellent corrosion resistance as well as exceptional mechanical properties. Its strengths are toughness and fatigue resistance.
UHB Stainless 731 is used for heavier sizes. It is a 13% chromium steel with reduced carbon content to simplify blanking of heavier parts.
The corrosion resistance is somewhat higher than UHB Stainless 716.
Razor Blade Steel
Our razor blade steel (AEB-L, martensitic stainless) is suitable for hardening and grinding to a sharp edge. The steel is free from harmful inclusions, which could cause irregularity of the cutting edge. Our customers, in this product area, manufacture conventional razor blades, disposable razors, system razors, lady razors and other thin blades.
Our scalpel strip steel is used for the production of scalpel blades, microtome blades, food processing knives, arrowheads, carpet cutting knives and other industrial or hobby knives. UHB Stainless AEB-L is the best choice for these applications.
Our knife strip steel is used for various applications; among them household knives, butcher knives as well as knives within industrial production, e.g. knives and cutting tools for potatoes, vegetables and fruits. Suitable grades are UHB Stainless AEB-L, UHB Stainless 716 and UHB Stainless 731.
Official inauguration of the new forging press at the steel mill in Hagfors, Swedenmore