Tungsten carbide (WC) features a unique combination of properties: extremely high hardness combined with very high modulus of elasticity, as well as high electrical and thermal conductivity. With around 60% tungsten carbide is the most frequently used tungsten compound and is usually employed in hard metals on the basis of WC-Co, WC-mixed carbide- Co, WC-Co/Ni/Fe or in cermets. The quality of the tungsten carbide powders is critical for the alloy properties.
On request all CRC® and WC products can also be delivered as doped carbide. Specific Low-Shrinkage properties can be provided for fine-grained types of WC. Exact requirements for grain size and carbon content, as well as any doping elements or other special requests will be defined together with our customers when placing the order. Please contact us for more detailed information.