Tungsten carbide Tungsten carbide

Tungsten carbide, a powerful compound of tungsten, carbon, and cobalt, is increasingly used due to its exceptional strength and durability. The material is resistant to high melting and boiling points and combines the density of tungsten with the hardness of carbon, reinforced by cobalt. This makes tungsten carbide ideal for high-tech applications where wear resistance and hardness are essential.

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  • High density, excellent stability, and durable in harsh environments.
  • Retains strength at high temperatures, ideal for heat-resistant cutting tools.
  • Wear-resistant in harsh conditions.
  • Corrosion and oxidation resistant.
  • Used as precision components in the semiconductor industry.
  • Manufactures wear-resistant and durable parts in mechanical engineering.
  • Well-suited for the oil and energy sector due to its resistance to wear and corrosion.
  • For components in aircraft where weight, strength, and durability are important.


At Metel, we offer custom solutions tailored to the specific needs of your project, in accordance with ASTM standards. Our experienced team is ready to work with you to develop custom tungsten carbide parts that perfectly match your requirements.


We deliver worldwide to customers in demanding markets, ensuring timely and reliable delivery of high-quality tungsten carbide products that meet ASTM standards. Depending on the design, we can deliver custom tungsten carbide within 4-6 weeks, which is a relatively fast turnaround time. The various ASTM standards that Metel complies with are:


  • ASTM B311: Test method for density and specific gravity of sintered (UO2) and powder metallurgy (PM) materials (including cemented carbides) using water displacement.
  • ASTM B406: Test method for transverse rupture strength of cemented carbides at room temperature.
  • ASTM B777: Specification for heavy tungsten alloys (over 90% tungsten) typically used for applications requiring high density and strength.
  • ASTM B122/B122M: Specification for nickel-copper alloy (UNS N04400, N04405) plate, sheet, and strip.
  • ASTM B652/B652M: Specification for niobium-hafnium alloy ingots.
  • ASTM B655/B655M: Specification for niobium-hafnium alloy wires.
  • ASTM B663/B663M: Specification for silver-tungsten carbide electrical contact materials, covering compositions, properties, and powder metallurgy processes.

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    Would you like to learn more about how tungsten carbide from Metel can enhance your projects? Contact our expert team by phone at +31 416-724 800 or send an email to info@metel.nl. We are ready to help you find the perfect solution for your needs.

    Christiaan Huygensweg 2B
    5151 DN Drunen

    +31 (0) 416 724 800 info@metel.nl