A first step towards higher quality industrial blades

This year saw the start of the COOCK project QualiKnife, which aims to improve the quality and service life of industrial blades. Now that the first input from companies has been received, a number of typical cases involving different cutting modes and different materials to be cut will be defined and quality aspects highlighted.

At the beginning of 2021, the COOCK project QualiKnife on industrial blades was started and, to kick-off the project, a webinar took place on 4 February. Thirteen companies followed this introduction online and shared their experiences. Three companies have since been visited and have discussed their cutting applications with Sirris.

The intention is initially to define a number of typical cases or ‘generative’ demonstrators concerning different cutting modes and types of materials to be cut (see table).