Recycling Carbide

Are you looking to recycle scrap carbide? Tungsten carbide is a chemical compound produced by bonding equal numbers of carbon and tungsten atoms together. The resulting material is extremely dense and hard. It’s almost as hard as diamond, but cheaper and more heat resistant.

In addition, tungsten carbide also has a high resistance to corrosion, high thermal conductivity, high electrical conductivity, a high modulus of elasticity, and a high resistance to thermal creep. 

Common applications of carbide include:

  • Machining
  • Mining
  • Oil and Gas
  • Medical Facilities
  • Jewelry

In recent years, men’s wedding rings often contain Tungsten carbide.

How to scrap steel carbide

Tungsten carbide relies on the recycling of tungsten carbide scrap. It’s important to recycle tungsten carbide because over 90 percent of tungsten reserves are located outside the United States of America.

Recycling metal is important because it reduces the need to produce new metal. By minimizing that need, you play your part in preserving natural resources like coal and iron ore used in metal production. It’s essential to consider resources like coal, as its combustion is a top contributor to climate change.

You’ll want to separate as much material that is not carbide out of your tungsten scrap. Tungsten is extremely difficult to scratch, so filing into metal pieces can be a simple test to separate non-carbide metal.

To learn more about recycling carbide, read our free guide: Metal Recycling 101.

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Contact Ed Arnold Scrap Processors at 585-762-9080 for current rates on metal recycling. For large quantities, we offer scrap metal container services to store your structural steel and allow for easier transport back to our facilities. 

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