|Tungsten carbide balls
are used where extreme hardness and wear resistance
is required; in such applications as bearings, ball
screws, valves and flow meters. These balls are also
used for coining and as pivots, detents and tips for
gauges and tracers. Tungsten carbide itself is practically
inert and extremely strong. Any attack is usually on
the binder. Since other material is less expensive,
the selection of tungsten carbide solely for corrosion
resistance is usually not justified. In highly corrosive
conditions, carbides with a more resistant binder can
be supplied. We also have tungsten carbide in grade
5 and 3.
for a sample of Salem's inventory in tungsten carbide.