Tungsten Carbide (WC)
Tungsten Carbide (WC), called simply Carbide, Cemented Carbide, or (inaccurately) just Tungsten, is most commonly used in the Machining, Cutting Tools, Abrasive, Wire Drawing and Woodworking industries. Tungsten Carbide is also used in Ammunition (armor piercing), Nuclear (neuron reflector), Sports (ski & trekking pole tips, snowmobile tracks, golf club weights, horse shoes) and Jewelry.
The primary advantage of using tungsten carbide as it has the density and strength to cut shape and form most all other metals wile holding up extended wear and extreme heat.
Used for scratch and wear resistant jewelry, oil field exploration, bullets, safes, heat and wear resistant applications, hard facing applications, machining, tooling, metal cutting, shaping & forming.
Common Types: Drills, Wear Parts, End Mills, Taps, Punches, Dies, Indexable Inserts, Circuit Board Drills, Saw Tips, Balls, Burrs, Mining Bits