Blade development service

Fernite specialise in developing solutions to our customers' machine knife problems.

Fernite are specialists at developing bespoke machine knives to solve our customers’ cutting problems.

Whether you are experiencing poor performance from an existing blade, needing a unique new blade to cut a specific material, or are experiencing difficulties with lead time and delivery – we’ll help you solve your machine knife problem.

Our advanced CNC technology means we can develop custom machine knives to suit your exact specifications
Fernite Machine Knife Development – How it works.

Our machine knife experts will work with you to develop, test and manufacture a blade that meets your exact requirements.

With decades of experience in the steel industry, our team will select the ideal grade and condition of steel and develop the profile of the blade and the cutting edge to deliver the results you need.

We pride ourselves on being able to solve the cutting challenges other machine knife companies won’t attempt. 

From light components to heavy-duty large blades, Fernite have the capability to manufacture a wide range of non-standard and specialist products.

Whether your existing blades aren’t delivering the performance you need, or whether you require a new blade for a specific application,  we can develop a bespoke solution.

Specialised blades which deliver all-round improvements

Fernite’s Machine Knife Development Service delivers improvements in these crucial areas:

Cutting performance: A combination of expert knowledge, state of the art technology and the finest quality materials mean we can produce a blade specifically developed to cut the exact material specified.

Blade life: Our steel experts can identify the right grade, structure, hardness and condition to make your bespoke blade keep cutting for longer. We can develop coated blades if required. 

Lead time: As we manufacture every product in our Sheffield factory, we have control over the entire production process. We can deliver the all-important certainty and consistency you need from a machine knife supplier, and we’ll work with you to cut production lead times.


Can we help solve your machine knife problem?

Give our machine knife development team a call on 0114 244 0527 for an initial discussion.

Alternatively you can email Please give us as much detail as you can about your application.