Advantages of using Tungsten Carbide Constantly increasing demands for improved productivity require extensive use of the most wear-resistant materials available. Tungsten carbide is the ideal material for many applications due to its high hardness, high compressive strength, resistance to high temperatures, dramatic wear-resistance and excellent toughness. These and many other useful properties are the results of the metallurgical structure of this composite material. Cobalt binders for toughness and nickel alloy binders for corrosion resistance are the matrix for the wear-resistant grains of tungsten carbide and its alloys. By varying the binder content and size of tungsten carbide grains, a wide range of qualities for different applications can be achieved.
The benefits of tungsten carbide are many. Tungsten carbide knives will perform 10 to 25 times longer than standard knives. The quality and accuracy of the products are greatly improved, thus reducing rejections and increasing yields. With knife changes reduced, regrinding costs are dramatically reduced.
Apex Shears offers the following Tungsten Carbide products:
Tungsten Carbide Inlaid Paper Cutting Knives (for e.g. Three Knife Trimmers, Face Trimmers, Guillotine Knives etc.
Tungsten Carbide Tipped Circular Saws for Woodworking/Non-Ferrous Metal Cutting Applications.
Tungsten Carbide Inlaid Wood Planer Blades.
Solid Tungsten Carbide Disposable Inserts for Woodworking.