Archive for July 14, 2017
Are you interested in learning more about what makes up tungsten carbide? What about tungsten carbide swarf, or the tungsten carbide recycling industry? Here is some information that will be helpful to you.
First, what exactly is tungsten carbide? Tungsten carbide is considered a composite material, which means that it is made of two or more materials (in this case, tungsten and carbon atoms) and these materials have different chemical compositions. Tungsten carbide has about double the stiffness of steel and twice the density, which makes it about halfway between lead and gold. On the Moh’s scale of mineral hardness, it falls between an 8.5 and 9. (For reference, diamonds have a hardness of 10 on the Moh scale.) Tungsten was discovered 236 years ago, in 1781, but it was not applied to any industry unt