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).