The 12 Days of Industrial Knives and Blades

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The 12 Days of Industrial Knives and Blades

You may be surprised to learn that our industrial knives and blades are used to cut items you use and see every day.  Over the next 12 days,  we will unveil goods that our knives or blades have been used to manufacture that are commonly found around this time at a holiday dinner, much like the one […]

What happens next? Heat Treating

In the last post, we highlighted the laser cutting part of our manufacturing process. This week we are giving you a behind the scenes look at the next step of the manufacturing process, heat treating.  The heat treating process takes place in three steps. This ensures the material is at its best for our customers.  […]

Lower Priced versus Higher Priced Blades: Benefits and Applications

York Saw and Knife manufactures blades not only for a wide array of applications, but for various price points as well.  Some customers may want a lower costing blade versus a higher quality blade at a higher price point. The following are reasons and examples for the cheaper and more expensive option of our blades. […]

Machine Knife Association: A Call for Membership

We have interesting and challenging news to share with you. YSK President Mike Pickard, in addition to guiding our company, has recently been selected by our industry leaders to serve as the President of the Machine Knife Association. This group that is one of the oldest trade associations in the country has a primary mission […]

Top 5 Questions by Pack Expo Visitors

After what may go down as the shortest week in recorded history,  we are happy to be home safe and recovering from another exciting Pack Expo.  Yours truly had an opportunity to join the team for all of Tuesday, and in the same breath I’m happy to report it was as exciting as it was […]

5 Things We Can’t Live Without: Machine Knives in Action

Machine knives are some of the unsung heroes of the manufacturing process. They are silent, dedicated workers that help cut and shape our products from raw material to packaged product. Without them, all the engineering skill, all the experienced labor, and all the automation in the world would yield a whole mangled heap of unfinished […]

What are Your Thoughts on the Future of Flexible Packaging?

The following is a reprinted article from our March 2010 E-Newsletter. To get your free copy, click here. Back in January we wrote about the main packaging trends to watch for 2010.  Included in that list was a prediction for the growth of flexible packaging across various industries. Here at YSK we’ve seen a steady […]

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 […]

FiberX

The following was a special April Fools’ email sent to our monthly email members. If you would like to subscribe to the YSK monthly email, email us and include your contact information. York Saw and Knife continually searches for new materials and methods to manufacture our leading-edge cutting tools. Our applications engineers recently completed a […]