The Preparation And Application of Tungsten Carbide Powder

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Tungsten carbide is made up of tungsten carbide and carbon. It has a molecular structure of WC, and a weight of 195.85. Tungsten carbide, a black hexagonal crystal of metallic luster with hardness that is similar to diamond, has an underlying structure. It conducts electricity well. Tungsten carbide can’t be dissolve in water or hydrochloric, nor in sulfuric, but is easily soluble when mixed with nitric and hydrofluoric acids. Tungsten carbide in its pure form is very fragile. However, a tiny amount of cobalt or titanium can reduce the fragility.

Tungsten Carbide

Utilizing metal tungsten or carbon as raw material, tungsten powder of an average size of 3 to 5-m and carbon noir of the same quantity are dried mixed with a roller mill. Then, they’re press-molded and put into a graphite resistant furnace. W2C is first produced in the hydrogen stream. It continues to react with carbon monoxide at high temperatures to create WC. To make tungsten carbide, first tungsten carbonyl is heatedly broken down in a CO atmosphere between 650-1100°C. W2C is possible at higher temperatures than these. Hydrogenated tungsten trioxide (WO3) is then reduced to produce tungsten dust with an average particle size (35m). Next, the mixture (containing tungsten powder and carbon) in an equal ratio is dried-blended using a ballmill for approximately 10 hours. The mixture is then press-formed under pressure of around 1t/cm2. Place the block of pressurized material in a graphite pan/crucible and heat to 14001700, or 15501650 if using pure hydrogen. Since W2C can be generated from the beginning of the reactions, the reaction begins around the tungsten particle. Because the reaction is not complete (mainly because it is at a low temperature), both unreacted and intermediate W2C are left. The reaction must then be heated to the high temperatures mentioned above. The particle size of rawtungsten should determine the temperature limit. Fine particles having an average size of 150 m will react at temperatures between 1550 and 1650°C.

Tungsten Carbide

Tungsten caride is used extensively in high-speed, fast cutting tools, furnace structural material, jet engine components, cermet materials and resistance heating element. Tungsten carbid is used in the manufacture of cutting tools and wear-resistant parts. It also melts crucibles for various metals, such as cobalt, copper and bismuth. Tungsten carbide is used for super-hard material as well as wear resistance. This can be combined with many other carbides to create a stable solution. WC-TiC-Co-cemented carbide tools have been extensively used. This modified addition to NbC-C or TaC-C ternary-system carbides can be used. It will reduce the sintering temp and provide excellent performance. It is also suitable for aerospace applications. Tungsten carbide (WC) is made by combining tungsten hydroide (WO3) with graphite under a reduced atmosphere and at high temperatures of 1400-1600. You can make dense ceramic products by either hot pressing or hot isostatically pressing sintering. Luoyang Trunnano Tech Co., Ltd. is a professional tungsten carbide powder company with over 12 year experience in chemical products development and research. Send an inquiry if you’re looking for high-quality tungsten carbide powder.
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