GFD Announces Exclusive Distribution Partnership with Cadence, Inc.

August 07, 2013

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GFD announced today that Cadence, Inc. is now the exclusive distributor of the Diamaze® brand of Plasma Sharpened Diamond (PSD) blades in North and South America.

Based in Ulm Germany, GFD is the worldwide leader in the production of diamond micro-parts and the manufacturing of diamond coated and sharpened cutting blades.

"We are very excited to be the exclusive distributor of the Diamaze® brand of blades. Our customers in North and South America have already adopted our Endurium® and Optima® blades for the most demanding razor slitting applications,” says Marina King, Industrial Sales Manager.  "This agreement allows us to extend our technical blade solutions by offering the Diamaze® blades.  These blades are quickly becoming next the great innovation in the razor slitting market.”

"Our partnership with Cadence enables us to further grow our business outside of Europe at a greater rate," says Dr. Peter Gluche, General Manager of GFD. "Cadence has a strong reputation with their clients, and will be an outstanding partner for GFD."

The technological breakthrough achieved by GFD on the Diamaze® blades employs two specialized processes: the nanocrystalline diamond coating of a carbide blade followed by the plasma sharpening of the blade. To manufacture such a technically superior razor blade a nanocrystalline diamond coating is first applied to a carbide blade.  Then the ultra thin layers of pure diamond are polished by an innovative plasma sharpening process developed by the GFD researchers. The blade is polished until the cutting edge is sharpened to only a few nanometers, therefore consisting of merely a few atoms. This process manages, for the first time, to combine the hardest material in the world with the sharpest possible cutting edge.

About GFD

GFD develops and produces diamond based products and is rapidly developing into a worldwide leader in the sales of diamond micro-technology. Our products are defined by their outstanding material properties for use in medical technology, pharmacy, material processing, and semi-conductor technology.

About Cadence 

The business now known as Cadence, Inc. began in 1985 as Specialty Blades to address the needs of industries and original equipment manufacturers that required high-performance, razor-sharp custom-made and standard cutting blades. Headquartered in the Green Hills Technology Center in Staunton, Virginia, Cadence also has facilities in Cranston, RI, and Pittsburgh, PA, and over 200 total shareholders.