Tungsten Carbide Rod
Tungsten carbide rods also called cemented carbide rods, are widely used for high-quality solid carbide tools such as milling cutters, end mills, drills, and reamers. It can also be used for cutting, stamping, and measuring tools. It is used in the paper, packaging, printing, and non-ferrous metal processing industries.
Carbide rods can be used not only for cutting and drilling tools but also for input needles, various roll wore parts, and structural materials. In addition, it can be used in many fields, such as machinery, chemical, petroleum, metallurgy, electronics, and defense industries.
Specialized in tungsten carbide round bars, with an outstanding product line of coolant and solid carbide rods, we manufacture and stock unground and ground carbide rods for you. Our h6 polished chamfered cutting tool blanks are the most popular.
Here you can check the 4 types of carbide rods: carbide extension shank, carbide rod blanks, carbide rod with coolant hole, and cutting tools blanks. We can also make carbide rod preformed products as per your requiements.
Raw Materials of Carbide Rods
Our grade coverage ISO K05 to K40, from machining aluminum, steel, non-ferrous metals, to titanium or we develop grade for your applications. Our 10% cobalt grade MT10S is widely used for machining aluminum and steel or general application. Our 12% cobalt grade MT12S is specially designed for machining stainless steel and our MT25S with 0.4um grain size is meant for high hardness processing. Thanks to our deep cooperation with Germany H.C.Starck, we use the best powder for carbide rod in the world for all our standard grades for carbide rod manufacturing.
Extrusion is the most popular method of producing carbide rods. It is a very practical way to manufacture long carbide rods like 330mm.310mm and 500mm, etc. However, its time-consuming drying process is the weakness that we have to pay attention to.
Automatic pressing is the most effective ways to press short sizes like 6*50,10*75,16*100, etc. It can save cost from cutting carbide rods and it doesn’t need time to dry. So the lead time is faster than extrusion. On the other hand, long rods cannot be manufactured by this method.
Cold Isostatic Press
Cold isostatic press(CIP) is the latest technology of making carbide rods. Because it can make long bars like 400mm but it doesn’t require wax like extrusion, so it doesn’t need time to dry, either. This is the best option when making big diameters like 30mm and 40mm.
The advanced computer-controlled HIP furnaces are applied to provide more pressure during the sintering process in order to get denser structure.
Thanks to our deep cooperation with Germany H.C.Starck, we use the best powder for carbide rod in the world for all our standard grades for carbide rod manufacturing.
Three different compaction methods, including extrusion, automatic press, and cold isostatic press are used for the maximum efficiency of carbide rod manufacturing.