Mill knives are used in the manufacture of rubber sheets, which are used in the final assembly of products such as tires and hoses. Typically the blades are very sharp and made of higher grade tool steel which enables a long run life. Generally the M series of High Speed steel is used in creating a durable mill knife. Often a higher grade than M-2 version of tool steel is preferable. Designers use many shapes and sizes of mill knives to affect desired cuts in products. It is important that the cutting edges are very sharp and have long cutting life in the converting of these very abrasive materials.
Carolina Knife Co. specializes in manufacturing blades for tire and rubber industries. We have over 30 years of experience creating durable, extremely sharp mill knives. Call us today to learn more.