Carbide

Carbide is a hard, sintered material, made of Tungsten and binders. The most common binder is Cobalt. Nickel is used as a binder for the chemical and food industries.

 

Advantages of carbide

  • Materials of exceptional hardness
  • Designed to resist wear
  • Very low expansion with temperature
  • Structure that allows surface states of high quality
  • Improvement in productivity for production runs (stamping, cutting, forming, compression, etc…)
  • Provides solutions to numerous problems in the most varied business domains: from an ordinary tool to more complex mechanical assemblies.

These advantages justify the higher prices compared to certain materials, thanks to:

  • Gains in production time: less costly tool changing (less down time in production lines).
  • Financial gains: improvement in the lifetime of tools, reduction in stocks.
  • Improvement in the quality of products: high-performance tools over time (more resistant edges).