Cemented Carbide Production

Cemented carbides are a range of composite materials that consist of hard carbide particles bonded together by a metallic binder.

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The starting materials for the manufacturing of the most common cemented carbides are tungsten carbide (WC) and cobalt (Co) powders. These powders are mixed to form a uniform product. This mixed powder is then either extruded or pressed/compacted into rods. At this point, the rods are green (unsintered) and can be machined to your requirements, saving you time and money. The green rods are sintered (heated), which gives the rods their strength. The sintered rods may also be machined to your requirements.