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 scrap 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:
- Oil and Gas
- Medical Facilities
How to scrap steel carbide
Tungsten carbide relies on the recycling of tungsten carbide scrap. It’s important to recycle tungsten carbide scrap because over 90 percent of tungsten reserves are located outside the United States.
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 scrap metal.
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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.