Founded in 1972, Knight Carbide is a carbide insert manufacturer producing threading, grooving, form tool carbide inserts, and carbide round tools. Knight specializes in standard alterations and make-to-order blueprint specials.
With a CNC periphery for top-and-bottom grinders, Knight's capabilities have expanded to include precision ground milling, turning and boring inserts, as well as a carbide round tools line featuring drills, end mills and rotary tooling.
Knight Carbide's products are industry leading, setting standards for quality, repeatability and accuracy.
Knight is an ISO 9001:2000 certified facility.
“We want the application, not the price, to determine whether standard or custom would be the best tooling solution,” said Chris Kyle, Vice President of Knight Carbide. “Too often customers settle for mediocre performance from standard tooling because the cost of a custom tool exceeds budget expectations. We want to make sure our customers get the right tool for every job, every time.”
Knight's sales force and distributor partners work directly with customers to analyze blueprint specials and fine-tune the best carbide grade, geometry, edge prep and coating for producing custom carbide inserts to exact blueprint specifications.
While standard cutting tool inserts are ideal for some applications, customers may settle for off-the-shelf due to budget and time constraints. At Knight, we want the application to choose the tool. To eliminate any hesitation, Knight Carbide manufactures standard cutting tool inserts and blueprint specials at the same cost.
Knight Carbide manufactures high-quality on-edge milling inserts that pair high-quality with cost-efficiency to provide customers the competitive edge. Through production versatility and industry expertise, Knight Carbide produces on-edge milling inserts to fit customers’ specific tool holders. On-edge milling inserts are manufactured to exceptional quality standards with fast turnaround.
Knight Carbide can control the size of carbide milling inserts to +/- .0002" enabling tool cutters to run smoother and more efficiently. Our carbide milling inserts are precision-ground to meet a wide range of applications and manufacturing styles including: negative, positive, negative-positive, on-edge and form generating.
To further optimize your milling operations, Knight can alter geometries, grades and coatings to your exact specifications.
Whether producing standard cutting tool inserts or blueprint specials, Knight's goal remains the same: serve customers with high-quality, cost-efficient solutions for achieving greater productivity, accuracy and repeatability
Knight Carbide is always on the look-out for contemporary and innovative methods for tooling up to produce new parts in small batches. The Stratasys Mojo 3D Printer proved an efficient and effective solution for make-to-order manufacturing.
Knight Carbide manufactures carbide threading inserts and carbide grooving inserts to fit a wide variety of threading grooving systems as well as specialty inserts where multiple grooves can be fashioned with a form tool. Semi-finished blanks are stocked for quick delivery for both on-edge and Top Notch® inserts.
Carbide threading inserts and carbide grooving inserts are produced for a variety of applications. Cost-effective carbide threading & grooving inserts are available for special groove widths, radii, back chamfering and other features.
Knight Carbide produces a variety of precision ground carbide turning & boring inserts available in industry standards and special radii. We also fabricate many micro IC inserts and round single point stick tools for boring.