Commitment to Quality

01.16.18
Category: Company News

In a world where the word “quality” is too loosely bandied about, how can AccuTec Blades assure that its commitment to quality is verifiably authentic?

While a lot has changed since the first GEM blades were manufactured 120 years ago, this singular commitment to quality means we have more than “made the cut”.

The answer depends on who you ask.

AccuTec’s procurement staff will point to stringent quality assurance standards for the raw materials used in blade manufacture. Stainless steel—alloyed for corrosion resistance—and carbon steel—a harder alloy that stays sharp in more rugged applications—are tested before and throughout the production process to assure blade metals surpass performance tests.

AccuTec’s engineers attribute blade quality to edges, angles, and coatings that have been expressly designed for the application at hand. The number of facets and edge profile—honed to the micron—contribute to their strength, durability, and sharpness. This precisely engineered edge contour in combination with the right metal makes all the difference in performance.

A company-wide commitment to continuous improvement.

Each individual engaged in producing the perfect blade understands how important it is to get each blade just right. On the plant floor, you can see the pride our machine operators take in the work they perform. To be doubly sure that each blade meets stringent quality standards, highly-trained auditors check the “first article” of each new batch of blades before it begins production and at all successive stages.

There are also objective measures.

AccuTec Blades’s ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 certifications signal that the company measures up to rigorous benchmarks. The American Standards for Testing Materials International used AccuTec Blades to establish the industry standard for cut force resistance in safety gloves, an indication of the recognition of our blades’ consistently superior performance. American-designed and “engineered to perform”, our blades are often imitated but never surpassed.

Just good enough was never enough.

More than any other quality indicator, time tells the story. The company has been in continuous operation since 1919. That means we’ve been around longer than most American companies and longer than any other razor blade company. Our longevity and resilience can be attributed to our core values: collaboration, teamwork, pride in a job well done, and a company-wide focus on producing every day the finest medical, manufacturing, food processing, flooring, textiles, hobby and DIY/Pro razor blades and bladed tools.