Knight Carbide

Phone: 586-598-4888
Fax: 586-598-1998

Please visit: Knight Carbide

Mailing Address:
48665 Structural Dr.
Chesterfield, MI 48051-2666 US

A Special Message from Knight Carbide

Knight Carbide Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Knight Carbide, a leading manufacturer of precision-ground, carbide inserts, celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2012. Knight is a second-generation family owned manufacturer serving a diverse network of customers across the United States. Knight Carbide is headquartered in Chesterfield, MI.

Knight Carbide consistently strives to support and satisfy customer application requirements with the most comprehensive and technically advanced cutting tool solutions. Knight succeeds in achieving excellence in manufacturing and start-to-finish customer service through competitive pricing and cooperative relationships with distributors, toolmakers, and end-users.

As Knight Carbide celebrates its 40th anniversary and continues its forward momentum for growth and increased versatility, our ultimate goal will always be to serve customers with high-quality, cost efficient solutions for achieving greater productivity, accuracy and repeatability.


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Company Profile

Founded in 1972, Knight Carbide is a carbide insert manufacturer producing threading, grooving, form tool carbide inserts, and carbide round tools. Knight specializes in standard alterations and make-to-order blueprint specials.

With a CNC periphery for top-and-bottom grinders, Knight's capabilities have expanded to include precision ground milling, turning and boring inserts, as well as a carbide round tools line featuring drills, end mills and rotary tooling.

Knight Carbide's products are industry leading, setting standards for quality, repeatability and accuracy.
Knight is an ISO 9001:2000 certified facility.

Product Categories of Knight Carbide

  • Boring Tools
  • Form Tools
  • Gear Cutting Tools
  • Grooving Tools
  • Inserts, Indexable (Carbide, etc.) & Tool Inserts
  • Milling Cutters
  • Thread Chasers
  • Threading Tools - Cutting
  • Tool Blanks
  • Tooling Materials, Carbides

Deep Links

Knight Carbide Milling

Knight Carbide can control the size of milling inserts to +/- .0002”—allowing cutters to run smoother and more efficiently. We grind carbide inserts to fit diverse manufacturing styles which include: negative, positive, negative-positive, on-edge and form generating. To further optimize your milling operations, Knight can alter geometries, grades and coatings to your specifications.

Knight Carbide Threading & Grooving

Knight Carbide fabricates threading & grooving inserts to fit a wide variety of threading grooving systems, as well as specialty inserts where multiple grooves can be fashioned with a form tool. Semi finished blanks are stocked for quick delivery for both on-edge and Top Notch® inserts. Knight also provides cost-effective solutions for special groove widths, radii, back chamfering and other features.

Knight Carbide Turning & Boring

Knight Carbide produces a variety of precision ground turning & boring inserts available in industry standards and special radii. We also fabricate many micro IC inserts and round single point stick tools for boring.

Knight Carbide Form Tools

Knight Carbide’s form tools provide accuracy and repeatability for blueprint applications. Our form tools can increase productivity by combining grooving and profiling into one operation.

As seen in MMS

3D-Printed Tooling Speeds Manufacturing of Cutting Tools
Knight Carbide's insert delivery times had to wait on custom tooling, so they acquired a Mojo desktop 3D printer from Stratasys make their own. Lead times for insert carriers were shortened from weeks to just six hours.