The Tungsten carbide hardfacing Technique
When it comes to industrial machine wear parts, among key features that factories work towards is achieving absolute strength and hardness. For the machine wear part to attain these features, you need to use a number of techniques. Among the many services that high end wear part factories offer is the tungsten carbide hardfacing. In fact, it is one of the techniques for hardening wear parts by most factories. So what is tungsten carbide hardfacing? Well, we are providing you with everything you need to know about this technique.
What Is Tungsten Carbide Hardfacing?
The term ‘tungsten carbide hardfacing’ comes from the term hard-facing. Hard facing in the industrial tools means coating a less hard metal with a hard one improve tools strength and hardness. In this case, tungsten carbide hard facing is a process of applying a coat of tungsten carbide (WC) on a another metal. The technique have become extremely popular in the due to its many benefits to both the user and producer. Among these benefits the reduced cost of the production and cheaper tools. That is because the amount of the tungsten carbide used on the tool is o the coating only.
How to Do Tungsten Carbide Hardfacing
Tungsten carbide hardfacing is a very simple technique. All you need are the base material, heat and the tungsten carbide. The process is quite simple. First, you must ensure that the base material or metal is clean. The base material should be dusted off or wiped off remove foreign particles. The second stage should be about melting the tungsten carbide which is, in this case, the coating metal. With the melting point of about 1050°C, there will be easy to molten the tungsten carbide. In its molten form, the WC is applied on the base material to form a coat. The last stage is some finishing to clean the surface of the tool.
Why Tungsten Carbide Hardfacing?
This question can be answered based on a number of factors. That includes the many benefits that tungsten carbide (WC) offers as raw material for machine wear parts. First, tungsten carbide is one of the materials that offers incredible hardness and strength. That is one of the major reasons why many factories are using it in their production. With it, they can make a base material form the ‘softer’ metal and use a coating of WC to enhance its strength and hardness. The quality of the wear part is almost that of pure tungsten material.
The second thing that is making tungsten carbide hardfacing popular is material’s durability and the abrasion resistance features. Tungsten carbide is one of the industrial raw material that offers incredible durability features. It has high wear and abrasion resistance which makes last for longer. That is factories such as the Carbide Mulcher Teeth (CMT) have built a reputation of being among the best suppliers of high quality mulching machine teeth.
Common Application Of Tungsten Carbide Hardfacing
Due to the hardness that tungsten carbide hard facing produces, many industries are using the technique now. Among them is the mulching industries for hardening mulcher teeth and blades. You will also find a lot of tungsten carbide hard facing in the deep drilling tools. Other industries where the technique is excelling is in dredging teeth, tunneling shields, earth moving machines, milling plates, conveyor screws, mixer blades, down whole reamers, extruders and mixer paddles and scraper blades but not limited to.
Pros of Tungsten Carbide Hardfacing
There are many benefits that come with WC hardfaced wear parts to both the user and producers. Here are the main benefits of this technique:
- Prolongs the life of parts
- High tool’s cutting performance
- Increased Production
- Reduced cost of maintenance
Tungsten carbide hard facing is a technique that is changing the industrial tools manufacturing. It is enabling factories to minimize the cost of production. This is achieved by reducing the amount of tungsten carbide in producing wear parts. At Carbide Mulcher Teeth (CMT), we are using the technique to improve the quality of our mulcher. The technique also enables us to cut on the production, cost and that is why our tools are available at a friendly price. We are also providing external processing services as required by customers. Feel free to contact Carbide Mulcher Teeth (CMT) or visit our factory.