Tungsten Carbide: Metals and Ceramics, Working as One
Posted by Tom Evans on 31-03-2021
Strong and dense, you’d be forgiven for thinking that tungsten carbide is a metal. In reality, it’s a metal/ceramic hybrid, combining the properties of metals and ceramics into a material suitable for the toughest applications. This material uses 10% tungsten metal in order to hold it together. Tungsten carbide is a chemical compound made by reacting tungsten metal with carbon. Pure tungsten metal has excellent heat and corrosion resistance but is soft enough to be cut with a hacksaw. By…
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