Carbide materials have a unique combination
of properties, high compressive strength,
hardness and resistance to wear, as well
as an ability to withstand shock and impact.
Typical applications are valves, flow meters,
ball screws and linear bearings. Balls from
this material are also used for ballizing,
gauging and ball pens.
Tungsten Carbides (with Cobalt binder) has
limited corrosion resistance, which makes
them unsuitable for applications in which
the wear parts are operating under both
severe abrasive and corrosive conditions.
As a general rule straight Tungsten Carbide
(with Cobalt Binder) is resistant to corrosion
down to pH 7. By comparison, tests have
shown that our Tungsten Carbide (with Nickel
binder) material is resistant to corrosion
down to pH 2 or 3.