When designing tooling using ultra-hard materials such as tungsten carbide or technical ceramics, there are some design considerations to keep in mind. Here are the 3 categories:
Solid Carbide Component
These are components that are made entirely of tungsten carbide or parts that have soft steel inserts for threaded holes. For more information click here.
Steel with Carbide Inserts
This a popular way of utilizing tungsten carbide which helps to minimize the short comings of solid carbide parts and can reduce the cost of the component. For more information click here.
In the correct application and with proper design, ceramic components preform exceptionally well. For more information click here.