What is cemented carbide?
Cemented carbide, also called tungsten carbide, or hard-metal, is a hard material used in machining tough materials such as carbon steel or stainless steel, as well as in situations where other tools would wear away, such as high-quantity production runs.
A key feature of the cemented carbide is the potential to vary its composition so that the resulting physical and chemical properties ensure maximum resistance to wear, deformation, fracture, corrosion, and oxidation. In addition, the wide variety of shapes and sizes that can be produced using modern powder metallurgical processing offers tremendous scope to design cost-effective solutions to many of the problems of component wear and failure encountered in both the engineering and domestic environment.
Cemented carbide is one of the most successful composite engineering materials ever produced. Cemented carbide's unique combination of strength, hardness and toughness satisfies the most demanding applications.