Tungsten Carbide

The Benefits of Tungsten Carbide Coatings

With the Carbitron 300 system, you can extend the life of your tools up to 1000%. Tungsten carbide begins life as a fine grey powder, but when it meets the Carbitron 300 system, it provides many benefits to tools, instruments, and more. A coating of tungsten carbide can:

  • Resize and salvage worn tools
  • Improve surface texture
  • Improve thermal-shock and impact resistance of surfaces
  • Extend tool life
  • Obtain self-sharpening cutting edges
  • Increase friction and wear-life of grippers
  • Create non-brittle surfaces
  • Protect wear surfaces

Tungsten carbide coatings are useful for many different applications.

Tungsten Carbide-coated tools

Power generation: In seasonal coal production, tungsten carbide protects components used in the process from excessive abrasion under some of the most demanding circumstances.

Metals and steel production: Tungsten carbide coatings feature heavily in metals and steel production. Improved production quality and reduced maintenance costs can result from the use of these protective coatings.

Paper mills: In paper mills, workers apply grip-surface tungsten carbide coatings to roll surfaces because of its longevity. The coatings protect the roll surface from everyday wear and tear.

Cutting tools: The most important application for tungsten carbide is metal cutting. Main applications are milling, turning, and bore machining, accounting for 2/3rds of worldwide sales of tungsten carbide. These include both indexable insert tools in which coated carbide inserts are mounted on a steel body and solid carbide tools. Tungsten carbide plays an outstanding role in the machining process because it offers a considerably higher resistance than high-speed steel. It can withstand higher working temperatures and can be very well optimized to meet various processes’ requirements.