What is Tungsten Carbide ?
Tungsten carbide, also known as “cemented carbide”, “hard alloy” or “hardmetal”, is a kind of metallurgic material which contains tungsten carbide powder (chemical formula: WC) and other binder (cobalt, nickel. etc.). It can be pressed and formed into customized shapes, can be grinded with precision, and can be welded with or grafted to other metals. Various types and grades of carbide can be designed as required for use in application intended, including chemical industry, oil & gas and marine as mining and cutting tools, mould and die, wear parts, etc..
Advantage of Tungsten Carbide
- It is famous for the high hardness and wear resistance in relation to other metals. Tungsten carbide is extremely hard, ranking about 9 on Mohs scale, and with a Vickers number of around 2600
- Keep the same properties even under the temperature of 500℃;
- Twice as stiff as steel, with a Young’s modulus of approximately 530–700 GPa (77,000 to 102,000 ksi )
- Double the density of steel, a tungsten carbide made wear part is proven to last 3 to 6 times longer than a steel tool.
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