Tungsten Carbide, Cemented Carbide
Cemented Carbide is a very hard metal. The hardness of this metal is more than that of stainless steel and iron and it is just second to diamond in its hardness. Also, cemented carbide is as heavy as iron and weighs the same as gold. It is not just hard but even possesses superior elasticity and strength. The best thing about cemented carbide is that it does not lose much of its strength in high temperatures. Other special qualities of this metal include highly wear resistant and perfect to be used in different metal molds and tools. Furthermore, it is important to note that cemented carbide is in no ways natural metal. Instead, it is man-made metal made up of cobalt and Tungsten Carbide.
Because of its strength and hardness, cemented Carbide Bar is used in different metal cutting tools, like milling cutters, lathes and drills. Carbide bars are also used for different metal molds, like aluminum drink can molds; molds for different electrical components in cell phones and other electronics and powder compacting molds for the parts of automobile engines. The bars are also used for making tools that are used for breaking up bedrocks during shield tunnelling and for cutting the surfaces of asphalt on the roads.