Tungsten carbide is one of the hardest and most wear-resistant materials available. It is often used for die components in high volume manufacturing situations. It also used for machine parts that come in contact with very abrasive materials.
Tungsten carbide is a combination of tungsten carbide powder and a binder metal, such as cobalt or nickel, which holds the tungsten carbide powder together. By adjusting the percentage of binder metal, tungsten carbide components can be made very wear resistant but brittle or very durable but not as wear resistant.
Very smooth, polished finishes can be produced on tungsten carbide components which improves wear resistance of the component and aids significantly in metal forming applications.
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