MATERIALS AT HMKHIGHEST QUALITY MATERIALS
When Tungsten is alloyed with Carbon, the hardness is around 9.0 on the Mohs Scale (or approx. 2600 on the Vickers hardness scale), which is just below that of diamond. It’s base material is a powder, which is sintered to create ‘blanks/shapes’ that can be worked to create complex shapes.
This scratch-resistance is useful for creating wear-resistant components, such as super sharp blades, cutting tools and jewellery.
What Is Carbide?
ABOUT TUNGSTEN CARBIDE
Tungsten Carbide is an extremely versatile, highly wear-resistant material. Over the past fifty years, it has been introduced into almost every industrial processing or machining operation undertaken.
From the smallest ball at the end of a ballpoint pen, through to spraying nozzles, machine knives, woodworking bits, metal cutting, and forming tips to complicated progression press tooling. There are few items in today’s world that have not had some association with Tungsten Carbide tooling in its manufacturing process.
it’s not just carbide
WE CAN OFFER DIFFERENT MATERIALS
High-speed steel (HSS or HS) is commonly used as a material for cutting tools and drill bits.
HSS can withstand higher temperatures without losing its hardness. This allows HSS to cut faster than high carbon steel, hence the name high-speed steel. This material is superior due to its high hardness and abrasion resistance compared to common carbon and tool steels.
Sometimes it may be necessary to utilize a different hardwearing material for specific applications. It is possible for us to supply products made from ceramics if component weight and mass are critical.
Ceramic is a non-metallic carbide material with impressive hardness and is capable of withstanding high temperatures.