Tungsten Carbide –Reliable Material for Industrial Machine and Tools

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Tungsten carbide is derived from a combination of tungsten and carbon atoms. It is a durable material that is used to make industrial machinery, abrasives and in tools. These days it is also used in making jewelry.

Benefits of Tungsten Carbide Products

The most important advantage of using this material in various applications is that it is very strong. In fact, it is popular in a wide range of industry sectors, as it is approximately three times stiffer than steel, and is much denser than steel or titanium. Though the material is more expensive than steel, yet it is justified because in the long run you can reduce extra cost in your finished products as well as in running downtime. Moreover, the carbide products resistant to wear and tear and can also withstand heavy load.

Application Areas

The most popular use of tungsten carbide is in making wear parts. These wear resistant parts can bear heavy loading, are can resists corrosive environments. Among the various industries that use wear parts are the automobile sector, textile, and in making razor blades. Also, these are used in measuring insert manufacture, in cigarette manufacture, steel tubes & pipe manufacture and in seal-rings. Tungsten Carbide products are also used in mining covers for coal drilling, stone drilling & oil drilling as well. You can get D.S. Inserts, Coalaugur Tips, & Button Bits of all styles, sizes and grades. Then there are carbide cutting tools like slitting saws, non standard inserts, end mills and reamers. However, before getting any of these products make sure that you get them in microfine grade carbide or as per ISO specification.

Secondary Uses of Carbide

These include using Tungsten carbide to make metal forming tools that are used for such work as wire drawing etc. This material is used in these kinds of applications as they demand critical combination of properties like compressive strength, wear resistance, surface finish, hardness, impact resistance etc. This material in its powder form filler for diamond tool industry, Carbide tips, and electrical contacts. Apart from that, most of the companies can today offer unground carbide blanks and finished carbide components for various Tungsten carbide products like carbide balls. Moreover, you can choose varied grades of carbide depending on your area of application.

Also called Cemented Carbide, this material is today in huge demand among both small and large machining companies. This material has brought about a paradigm shift in the way mechanical tools are made. Tungsten carbide is known for offering wide range of combination of hardness & toughness especially in wear parts and is highly resistant to corrosion.

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Machining Technologies of known worldwide for its a high-tech, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility. We have progressively expanded our manufacturing and worldwide product line to include wear parts components carbide balls, stainless steel balls, plug gages, ball gages, plastic balls and cemented carbide.

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This article was published on 2011/08/10