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tungsten carbide

[′təŋ·stən ′kär‚bīd]
(inorganic chemistry)
WC A hard, gray powder; insoluble in water; readily attacked by nitric-hydrofluoric acid mixture; melts at 2780°C; used in tools, dies, ceramics, cermets, and wear-resistant mechanical parts, and as an abrasive.
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This manufacturer of hardfacing products has developed a special tungsten-carbide powder known as Spherotene that, when deposited on the tool's surface, provides anti-abrasion solutions for various fields.
The EDGE2S-5X uses a single, more rugged, standard tungsten-carbide electrode that can be effectively milled up to 33 percent smaller than traditional brass electrodes.
Eliminator[R] I-Type[TM] cleaners feature I-Power tensioner design that keeps its blade perpendicular to the belt, enabling the hard-edged action of their tungsten-carbide C-Tips to work smoothly on belts joined with mechanical fasteners.
Slick also makes a tungsten-carbide clamp (hemostat) with "egg crate" jaw inserts welded in the stainless frames that provide strong gripping power for removing hooks and crushing barbs.
Petersburg, Fla., has devised a way to fix them by applying its thermally sprayed tungsten-carbide Extreme Coating It isn't intended to repair damaged or missing metal but to restore a worn OD.