We take a different approach to cutting. That’s quite deliberate, because we focus on what happens to the edge. Conventional methods can damage the cut edges, sometimes significantly. Shearing, lasering, punching and similar processes leave marks behind. Hardening, embrittlement and edge cracks on delicate components can impair their forming behaviour and even their performance in the field. Components are therefore often designed in a way that ensures that they will work despite their damaged edges.
It’s astonishing what this edge can do
We look at things from a different angle. What if the cut edge had no influence on forming or component performance? What could you do with the freedom opened up as a result? Does the blank have to be quite so big, or so thick, or use such an expensive material? It’s amazing how much is decided by the edge alone.