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dba The Grind Shop

920 Lloyd Ave, Latrobe PA 15650

Welcome to Laurel Carbide, Inc

We are the pioneers of the U.S. market for coolant hole carbide rods. Since 1995, we have been a supplier of Konrad Friedrichs' (the inventor of coolant hole technology) products. Konrad Friedrichs offers high performance grades such as 6%, 8%, 9%, 10% and 12% grades.

We are the U.S. representative for Konrad Friedrichs Micro Drill carbide rods. (view their products and grades)

We carry stock in 6%, 10% and 12% grades.  Other grades can be quoted/provided upon request.

In addition to the KMD carbide, we offer other round carbide in solid, coolant hole and flats from other manufacturers, all certified. We can provide you carbide along with our services, or we can work with your material.

We provide standard ground blanks in 10%. Custom ground specials can be quoted in any grade. In addition, we can provide ground blanks for aerospace applications.

We would be pleased to service your centerless and ground to print grinding needs.
Fast turnaround service for cut and centerless blanks.
Volume centerless grinding capabilities.
Volume cutting capabilities.

Not only do we offer carbide, but the following services: 

Cut and centerless ground blanks made for your needs 
Blanks made to print
OD grinding, steps, and back taper (no flutes) 
Grade recommendations per applications 
Long blanks with TIR specifications 
Round tooling prep 
Carbide components to print 
Surface grinding
Steel components can be quoted for your print

No job is too small or too big. Test samples can be provided.
Please contact us via the address, phone or emails below.

Get a Quote

We can quote from your print, or
you can download and use this form.


The Grind Shop
P.O. Box 492
920 Lloyd Avenue
Latrobe, PA 15650


Phone: +1 724-539-3623
Fax: +1 724-539-3733



Please feel free to reach out with any questions, considerations or other needs.