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Carbides in applications

Stamping | Articles | STAMPING Journal

Carbide in tool and die

September 30, 2008 | By Brian Ayers

Carbide is a two-phase, powder-metallurgical (PM) material consisting of a hard material phase and a binder metal phase. The hard material provides the necessary wear resistance, and the binder metal guarantees appropriate toughness. To select the appropriate grade for a tool and die application, it is important to have a detailed knowledge of carbide and how its properties can be influenced.

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