KNIFE BLADE PROCESSING

Metalex Thermal Specialties provides several heat treatment services for knife blades. We process thousands of blades each month. As a result, we are an industry leader in hardening knife blades. Our experience is unmatched.

Vacuum Heat Treating

We process a wide variety of knife blades in our vacuum furnace. Our proprietary racking system keeps the blades straight reducing scrap and costs.

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Oil Hardening

We also process knife blades requiring oil hardening. Our experience ensures proper racking to prevent warping during the quench.

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Annealing

Annealing is a critical step for some steels before machining and hardening. We can anneal thousands of blades quickly.

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KNIFE STEELS PROCESSED

We process a wide variety of knife blade steels, including the “exotic” steels. Not all materials we process are listed here. If you have a question about any of our processes, please give us a call or send us an email.

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Exotic Knife Steels

We vacuum harden a range of specialty and exotic steels: CPM154, CPM CRU-WEAR, M390, S30V, S45V, S90V, S110V, MAXAMET, LC200N and many more!

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Stainless Steels

We harden 400 series stainless steel knife blades in our vacuum furnace such as: 440C.

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Oil Quench Steels

We can harden knife steels that require an oil quench: 4140, 1080, O-series, and W-series. We are able to keep these knives from warping.

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WHY CHOOSE US?

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7:00am – 5:00pm

OFFICE LINE

LOCATION

WORKING HOURS

9:00am – 6:00pm