When in the market for new or replacement precision wear parts, companies in the industrial sector have two primary material options: steel and tungsten carbide. While both offer advantages over other metals, only one can reign supreme at the end of the day – and that’s tungsten carbide.
At Endurance Carbide, we manufacture a variety of precision industrial carbide wear parts, including bushings, dies, gages, grinding quills, punches, thread mills, excel form inserts and form punches. Discover why we only use the best and strongest metal to create our products.
Carbide is stronger.
Made from iron and carbon, steel is considered the strongest alloy on Earth. However, it’s no match for tungsten, which holds the top spot as the strongest natural metal in existence in terms of tensile strength. Because of its robust and rigid nature, tungsten carbide resists corrosion, making it ideal for use in long production runs.
Carbide helps cut down on production costs.
Thanks to the superior strength of tungsten carbide, it also helps lower production costs. When compared to steel wear parts, components made from carbide have a longer working life. That means they don’t need to be replaced nearly as often, helping offset the higher upfront cost. Steel, on the other hand, will wear down much quicker. Remember: just because steel parts have a lower price tag, doesn’t mean you’ll pay less in the long run.
Carbide promotes productivity.
In addition to being the strongest metal on Earth, tungsten carbide also has the highest melting point among unalloyed metals. Because carbide retains its hardness at high temperatures, it’s the material of choice in applications with high machining speeds. In addition, since you won’t need to perform machine maintenance quite as often as with steel parts, you’ll experience an increase in overall productivity, saving you both time and money.
Carbide Wear Parts from Endurance Carbide
At Endurance Carbide, we’re proud to manufacture precise industrial carbide wear parts. In fact, we’ve been creating durable tungsten carbide parts since 1961. Put our experience and expertise to work for you today. Contact Endurance Carbide to learn more.