What We Need to Know to Quote

Category Archives: Film


What We Need to Know to Quote

Ever wanted to submit a request for quote to us, but weren’t sure what information we needed? Since the majority of our blades are customized, we need specific information from the customer to be sure we manufacture the correct blade.  Below is a list of important aspects we would need to know to quote your […]

Industrial Machine Knives for OEM’s and End-Users Alike

We talked about this before, but thought it was important to expand on how we provide end users and OEM’s the same level of service and quality with every knife and saw we make. After over a century in the cutting business, all we can say is: we get it. As an OEM, you want […]

Shark Tooth Cut-Off Knife

We promised some follow up on the Shark Tooth blade a little while back… York Saw and Knife recently assisted a major consumer products, pressure-sensitive adhesives and materials producer in creating a new cut-off knife for a Winder/Rewinder machine. The company developed a new, very tough film that typical knife designs could not cut cleanly […]

Shark Teeth

Tough material or film affecting your production and wrecking your bottom line? Or just giving you a headache you don’t need? The YSK shark tooth cut-off knife will be the topic of an upcoming post. Stay tuned…

Nano Nano

Apple has the iPod nano. An Indian car maker (Tata Motors) launched its Nano this week. Related, there’s buzz building re: nanotechnology in some of the industries York Saw & Knife serves. But, it’s only buzz, and it’s only building.  Packaging World notes a January report on nanotechnology in packaging by the Swiss Center for […]

Google Mapping

York Saw and Knife is now active in Google Maps’ Local Business Center. By searching for or visiting us there, you’ll find our enhanced company listing featuring our contact info, directions, website link, general info and some photos and videos. The YSK Google Maps business listing is a pretty cool feature, particularly for folks not […]

Packaging: No Trade-Offs

In the latest Food & Beverage Packaging (they’re welcome for the free pub), there’s an interesting roundtable featuring some of the heavyweights of food and beverage packaging (including one – Steve Gaeta of Unilever – who shares the same last name as this mutineer on Battlestar Galactica). Anyway, the discussion centers on the industry outlook […]

Test Cut Live Video

We wanted to share the video of YSK’s free, in-house test cutting machine (ol’ Cutty) in action… This instance is from our involvement on the University of Illinois student’s senior design project. We utilized knife (E) from the picture in the previous post. It made a clean cut with the lowest cut forces. As you […]

Test Cutting at YSK Earns an A

YSK recently assisted a University of Illinois student undertaking a senior design project at a major packaging company. The company provided the student a set of parameters and tasked her with developing the “best” blade to cut a new material the company developed. The student read about YSK’s in-house test cutting capabilities and contacted us […]

Pack Wrap

Pack Expo 2008 is in the books and York Saw & Knife is back from the Windy City. We really enjoyed the show – and it seemed Pack Expo enjoyed the YSK booth! More attendees visited our booth than any other Pack show we’ve been involved with!* So congrats to the Pack Expo organizers and […]