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48665 Structural Drive, Chesterfield Township, MI 48051-2666


About UsKnight Carbide, Inc., is a leading manufacturer of precision-ground carbide inserts, indexable inserts and carbide cutting tools. During the first decade after its founding in 1972, Knight steadily built a nationwide network of distributors to supply its threading, grooving and form-tool carbide inserts to a growing clientele. Today, Knight Carbide products are in use throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Always on the lookout for new technologies, Knight came early to the CNC revolution, becoming, in 1985, the nation’s first carbide insert manufacturer to purchase a CNC periphery and top and bottom grinders. This expanded production capabilities to include precision ground milling, turning and boring inserts.

By harnessing new technologies, Knight is able to expand its product lineup and grow its client base. In 1991, we began producing stocked ball nose cutters and inserts. Eight years later, we added Spade Drill carbide inserts We currently have over 20,000 different carbide insert blueprints in our parts library. These are both industry standards and blueprint specials that we sell through distribution and to cutting tool manufacturers as private label products.


Whether producing standard cutting tool inserts or custom tools, Knight’s goal remains the same: to serve our customers high-quality, cost-effective solutions that maximize their productivity, accuracy and repeatability. 

To that end, Knight functions as a one-stop supplier for high-precision tools used across multiple industries. Housed in a state-of-the-art CNC facility, our machine shop is built and operated to ISO 9001:2000 standards. We maintain an impressive inventory of standard cutting tool inserts and possess the capacity to produce blueprint specials to exact specifications, with quick turnaround and competitive pricing.

After more than 50 years of prioritizing investment in promising talent and emerging technologies, Knight Carbide has earned its place as a leader in precision tooling. We value our reputation for producing world-class carbide inserts for industries ranging from medical devices to automotive and aerospace. Knight’s commitment to excellence and customer satisfaction are continually validated by the loyalty and success of our valued clientele. 

Quality & Inspection
Quality & Inspection
Quality & Inspection


Strict quality control ensures that Knight Carbide conforms to ISO 9001:2000 standards, while our digital visual inspection system guarantees that no product leaves our shop without its dimensional accuracy being verified visually, digitally and with gauges. 

Our highly advanced Keyence image dimension measurement system provides lightning-quick results with unrivaled accuracy.

Please contact Knight Carbide to further discuss our carbide insert manufacturing capabilities.