Tungsten carbide improves EDM operations

Tungsten carbide, a manufacturer of tungsten carbide tooling for industrial wear and metal forming applications, has expanded its operations to produce more than 40 standard and custom sizes of WEDM blocks for a range of stamping and fabricating applications.
To help ensure metallurgical quality, the company processes every order in sinter-HIP furnaces and ships the blocks in durable packaging.
“Providing superior grades and more WEDM options is the result of listening to customers and prospects, making a significant capital investment,’ commented Mona Pappafava-Ray, General Carbide’s president and CEO. ‘Our submicron grain size of tungsten carbide particles is ideal for wear resistant grades capable of withstanding moderate impact loads. In contrast, our 4-micron carbide particle grain size and use of tantalum carbide yield a WEDM block that offers the highest resistance to galling.”