General Carbide, headquartered in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, USA, a manufacturer of finished tooling, wear parts and components, has published a selection of highlights from its book The Designer’s Guide to Tungsten Carbide.
Also referred to as cemented carbide, tungsten carbide (WC) is used in many cutting tool applications and has been developed into an engineering material used to resist the harshest environments of corrosion, high temperature, impact, high compressive loads, deformation and severe abrasion.
Although designing parts made with tungsten carbide has its challenges, it is stated that these are far outweighed by the benefits. The guide offers an overview of production techniques and highlights the many advantages of using tungsten carbide in numerous applications.
Topics included in General Carbide’s guide are:
- How Tungsten Carbide Came to Be
- The Manufacturing Process
- Design Considerations
- Attaching & Assembling
- Finishing Techniques
The highlights can be viewed on General Carbide’s blog here.