Tungsten Carbide

Designing Custom Carbide Parts

Tweet How to design carbide parts Tungsten carbide parts are made in one of three ways.  1. The powder is pressed and sintered.  2.  The powder is pressed and pre-sintered.  It is machined in the green state and then gets … Continue…

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Tungsten Carbide and Magnetism

Tweet What is most commonly referred to as tungsten carbide is actually tungsten carbide grains cemented together with another metal material.  The metal that cements or binds the tungsten carbide grains is typically cobalt.  Nickel, nickel-chrome alloys, and iron can … Continue…


Differences in Braze Alloys

Tweet Effects Of Different Braze Alloys In the late 1980s the government really cracked down on cadmium in braze alloy.  The Bag-3 braze alloy had been the standard.  The industry switched to a 50% silver braze alloy without cadmium and … Continue…

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Braze alloy and what it does…

Tweet What Does Braze Alloy Do?  The immediate topic is brazing tungsten carbide to steel specifically for use in tools such as saw blades, router bits, etc.   Bonding Properties 30 years ago I was taught that braze alloy was … Continue…

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Carbide Tip Wear

Tweet Traditionally a machining operation ran the hardest carbide grade it could in order to get the longest tool life. If the grade started chipping or breaking then the operation backed off into a tougher grade.  A tougher grade meant … Continue…

Carbide Grades

Tweet The C designations for grades of Carbide was developed by the US Army and Buick during WWII.  The original concept was to rate tungsten carbide according to the job it could do.  If you had a specific job or … Continue…

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Cutting Gypsum Board

Tweet Wear on Saw Blade Cutting Gypsum Board  Below is a piece of gypsum board after being cut by a saw blade.   Notice the saw blade marks on the gypsum board.  The two saw blades below were used for cutting … Continue…

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Steel and Carbide tools

Tweet The way tools are manufactured and the materials used in the manufacturing process have a great deal in determining the quality of the tool.  Often times, in tools made of steel or carbide there are other materials added to … Continue…

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Tungsten Carbide Prices

Tungsten Carbide Prices – Why they have jumped so much, so fast Continue…

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How to Design Carbide Parts

Sample Parts Can Really Speed up a Project

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