Hutchinson Technology’s chemical etched stainless steel blades provide an alternative to traditional ground blades. Because the geometry of the blade and the cutting edge are formed simultaneously through a photochemical process, design of the blades is almost limitless. Since no grinding, honing, or deburring operations are necessary, nearly any blade design can be produced, regardless of the cutting edge geometric complexity.

    Key advantages for chemical etched blades

  • Complex shapes that would be impossible or very difficult to grind
  • Numerous very small cutting surfaces at low cost
  • No burrs or grind marks
  • No heat affected zone which can cause tip to soften and dull
  • More cost effective than conventional fabrication, especially on complex and very thin blades
  • Custom registration design to meet any product design at low cost