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Applications of Tungsten Tooling Carbon is a material that is useful for many tungsten tooling applications. When tungsten is mixed with carbon in the same proportions, it forms tungsten carbide which is characterized by very high strength, hardness and toughness. Cemented tungsten carbides are the main form in which this material is used. Cemented carbides, also called hard metals, are made by joining tungsten carbide grains to form binder matrix of nickel and/or cobalt. In order to produce tools for various applications, engineers can vary the carbide grain size or binder contents. The grain size varies from 0.2 to 50 microns whereas the binder contents can be in the range of up to 30%. The proportions used to form the desired material determine the exact tungsten tooling applications to be applied. Such applications may include machine wear parts, tools used in mining, construction, gas and oil sectors and for high tech tools. Tungsten tooling applications mainly involve high temperatures and situations that cause much wear and tear. Tungsten carbide tools significantly outperform steel products because of their high resistance to wear, high melting point, hardness and overall toughness. Other sectors where these tools are particularly suitable include the tunneling, automotive, agriculture and textile industries. Some examples of applications involving a lot of wear include tube manufacturing, high impact extrusion tooling, wire manufacturing, slitting and shear knives, cap and closure and battery manufacture. Other types of applications include manufacture of textile wear parts, compacting core rods, compacting dies and punches and can tooling. Tungsten is used to manufacture high quality tools for road construction using concrete and asphalt. These tools resist very high impact. They are used to mill the asphalt and to construct the concrete roads to varying depths. Such tools include road picks that are available in standard tungsten carbide grade. The road picks have a life expectancy that is 40 times more than that of commercially available picks. Other picks may be used in mining or tunneling. Round attack picks come in shaft diameters that may range from 10mm to 42mm. Wear resistant tools - Tungsten wear part tools are vital for the prevention of premature wear in multiple industrial sectors. Such sectors include roof tiling, surface and sand blasting technology, mineral processing, pump and valve parts for the gas and oil industry and machine building industry. Carbide mill rolls - Tungsten tooling in the milling sector ensures added toughness and high wear resistance in machine parts. This prolongs the life of milling machines and makes them more efficient.


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Drill bits- tungsten drill bits perform outstandingly in mining, construction and tunneling industries. PCD drill bits dig deeper in situations that involve abrasive wear. Although carbide drill bits may last longer, the PCD bits will perform at larger magnitudes in comparison to the extended lifespan of the carbide bits. PCD drill bits thrive in abrasive rock conditions where high penetration rates, consistent hole quality and tool life are essential. Cutting inserts and tungsten carbide tipped cutters used in the recycling industry will outlast conventional steel cutters 6 to 10 times. This ensures minimal down time and reduced costs per ton. By Stanford Materials

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Applications of tungsten tooling  
Applications of tungsten tooling  

Carbon is a material that is useful for many tungsten tooling applications. When tungsten is mixed with carbon in the same proportions, it f...

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