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The performance advantages of cemented carbide material

Carbide is usually called cemented carbide or tungsten carbide,  is a hard material used extensively as cutting tool material, as well as other industrial applications. It consists of fine particles of carbide cemented into a composite by a binder metal. Cemented carbides commonly use tungsten carbide (WC), titanium carbide (TiC), or tantalum carbide (TaC) as the aggregate. Mentions of "carbide" or "tungsten carbide" in industrial contexts usually refer to these cemented composites.

Cemented carbide has a series of excellent properties such as high hardness, wear resistance, good strength and toughness, heat resistance and corrosion resistance, especially its high hardness and wear resistance, which remain basically unchanged even at a temperature of 500 °C , still has high hardness at 1000℃.


what is tungsten carbide used for?

Carbide is widely used as cutting tool material, such as carbide insert cutting tools, milling cutters, planers, drills, boring tools, etc., for machining cast iron, non-ferrous metals, plastics, chemical fibers, graphite, glass, stone and ordinary steel and can also be used for cutting difficult-to-machine materials such as heat-resistant steel, stainless steel, high manganese steel, tool steel, etc. Cemented carbide has high hardness, strength, wear resistance and corrosion resistance, known as "industrial teeth", used to manufacture cutting tools, cutting tools, cobalt tools and wear-resistant parts, widely used in military, aerospace , machining, metallurgy, oil drilling, mining tools, electronic communications, construction and other fields, with the development of downstream industries, the market demand for cemented carbide continues to increase.


In the future, the manufacturing of high-tech weapons and equipment, the progress of cutting-edge science and technology, and the rapid development of nuclear energy will greatly increase the demand for cemented carbide products with high-tech content and high-quality stability.

ToolingBox can produce all kind of carbide tools, also can customize the tools such as solid carbide tapered ball nose end mill, diamond shaped carbide inserts, carbide formed tools and so on. Now we mainly offer carbides inserts for Woodworking and Metalworking applications.

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