IncisionLab™ Industry-Leading Testing & Measurement Services

SEM Microtome Blade

Our clients often come to us with questions such as:

  • How do I precisely measure sharpness?
  • How can I lower penetration force?
  • How do I differentiate myself from the competition?

The IncisionLab™ was built to provide timely and updated answers to client queries. As the center of excellence for creating incisional components, our mantra is nothing less than "Innovation at Work."

Design Engineers benefit from working with Cadence in two ways: they leverage our knowledge in the critical component field and they receive the full breadth of our analytical capability in our incision laboratory.

IncisionLab™ provides clients with competitive evaluations:

  • Compare properties and performance of similar components.
  • Evaluate and define the physical boundaries for IP compliance.

The latest addition to our testing equipment enables us to include SEM imaging and magnification up to 24,000X.

Macro Characterization: Cutting edges, points & tips

  • Dimensional Measurements - Basic geometry, angles, radii/centrality, balance and other related dimensions.
  • Optical Evaluation - Qualitative evaluation and digital imaging of edges and tips (illustrating presence of burr, feature roughness, nicks and pull-outs.)

Micro Characterization: Cutting edges, points & tips

  • Precision Profile Measurement - To characterize ultimate edge/tip cross section with sub-micron resolution.
  • Qualitative Component Analysis - High-resolution 3-D color imaging and qualitative characterization capability.  SEM imaging and magnification up to 24,000X.
  • Other micro characterization tests include: Surface Roughness Cross-Section Analysis

Cut and Penetration Force Evaluation

Comparative cutting performance is quantified by testing incision force on a specified medium. 

Raw Material Analysis

Material Hardness

Quantifies material strength by determining bulk hardness of the material.

Metallurgical Evaluation

Analyzes microstructure to compare phase distribution and grain size. This further characterizes the heat treatment and other thermal treatments.

Abrasive Wear Testing 

Compares and quantifies the abrasion wear characteristics of raw material.

Excellence, Experience, and Accountability 

Three elements to successful component innovation. At our IncisionLab™ clients can depend on all three.

If you want to leverage our knowledge of cutting and piercing technology and put our IncisionLab™ to work for you, then call us today for more information!