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What is Tungsten Carbide WC Used For?

Prices in the national electricity market averaged $87 per megawatt-hour in the first three months of the year, above the level promised by the federal government. Wholesale electricity prices for industry and large businesses have already exceeded the level promised by the federal government, adding another cost pressure to the economy. Prices in the national electricity market averaged $87 per megawatt-hour in the first three months of this year, up more than two-thirds from the December 2021 quarter, the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) said recently. That's up 141% from the March 2021 quarter.

Because of the ever-changing international situation, the supply and prices of international bulk tungsten carbide powder are still very uncertain.

What is Tungsten Carbide WC? 

Tungsten carbide is a substance made of metal tungsten bonded to carbon atoms. It's a compound called WC, which is basically a gray powder. The gray powder can then be sintered to form the desired product. It is a strong material that is often used in industry, but its applications are endless. In fact, tungsten carbide is so hard that only diamond tools can cut it. Tungsten carbide is particularly durable, more durable than other metal counterparts such as gold, silver, or platinum. 

 

What are the Properties of Tungsten Carbide? 

Tungsten carbide has very unique properties. High strength, high density and high hardness are the distinguishing characteristics of tungsten carbide, making it a versatile material with a variety of uses. Tungsten carbide can withstand extremely high temperatures, making it an excellent material for machining and cutting tools, even furnaces, and can conduct electricity, and vice versa. Abrasion and corrosion resistance are among the other properties of tungsten carbide, demonstrating its versatility and uniqueness.

 

Industrial Application of Tungsten Carbide 

Tungsten carbide's unique properties and superior quality make it a popular material for many different applications. The range of applications and value of tungsten is not limited to manufacturing and industrial fields, but also plays an important role in the medical field, fashion industry, and many other fields. 

 

Construction

Buildings need to use tools of high strength and toughness so that they can withstand the materials used to form most structures. Materials such as cement and asphalt are difficult to penetrate and require exceptionally durable and strong blades or drills, such as those made of tungsten carbide. Tungsten carbide is commonly used in building materials such as saws and drill bits because it is almost unbreakable.

 

Industrial alloy 

To make electronics, construction projects, industrial gears, and even aviation equipment, alloys are made by mixing metals with other metals or elements. These alloys have specific properties, such as strength or heat resistance, which are necessary for each product and its use. Alloys made from tungsten carbide are a particularly popular choice for building materials and tools. About 17% of tungsten carbide is used to make these alloys. 

 

Milling industry 

Due to its durability and robustness, approximately 10% of all WC usage comes from the milling industry. Tungsten carbide is commonly used in milling blades and end mills and can be easily molded while remaining tough. The milling industry needs materials such as tungsten carbide because it is a precision dependent industry; The products created may need to be pulverized, ground or ground, and the versatility of tungsten carbide can be used to make extremely precise milling tools.

 

Jewelry 

Another refreshing new use for tungsten carbide is in the jewellery industry. Tungsten carbide, if cut, crafted and polished properly, can look just as stunning as any other piece of jewelry you normally wear. In addition to being known for its incredible and above average scratch resistance, tungsten carbide is also an affordable alternative to the gold and silver jewelry we used to buy. The metal has taken the industry by storm because of its durability and is already widely used in earrings, necklaces and rings. 

 

Production of surgical tools 

Many possible uses of tungsten carbide are still being discovered, and among these new applications, its use in the medical field. Tungsten carbide is commonly used to make surgical instruments because it improves their performance and is resistant to corrosion.  It increases the life and strength of surgical tools. The properties of tungsten carbide, such as its ability to sharpen while maintaining hardness, are well suited to the surgical industry. 

 

Other uses

Because of its durability and strength, it is used on sporting equipment such as golf clubs.  It can be used for Musical Instruments such as guitar slides. Another important use of tungsten carbide is for the nibs of ballpoint pens. Tungsten carbide is also used in electrical components, especially light bulbs, because of its heat resistance. Another application of tungsten carbide is in armor-piercing ammunition because it is a durable and tough material. In addition, another interesting and avant-garde application of tungsten carbide is in space satellites, because it can resist extreme temperature fluctuations.

 

Tungsten Carbide Powder Price

The price is influenced by many factors including the supply and demand in the market, industry trends, economic activity, market sentiment, and unexpected events.

If you are looking for the latest WC powder price, you can send us your inquiry for a quote. (sales1@rboschco.com)

 

Tungsten Carbide Powder Supplier

RBOSCHCO is a trusted global chemical material supplier & manufacturer with over 12-year-experience in providing super high-quality chemicals and nanomaterials. The company export to many countries including the USA, Canada, Europe, UAE, South Africa, Tanzania, Kenya, Egypt, Nigeria, Cameroon, Uganda, Turkey, Mexico, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Brazil, Chile, Dubai, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia, Germany, France, Italy, Portugal, etc.

As a leading nanotechnology development manufacturer, RBOSCHCO dominates the market. Our professional work team provides perfect solutions to help improve the efficiency of various industries, create value, and easily cope with various challenges.

 

If you are looking for WC powder, please send an email. (sales1@rboschco.com)


Gas prices in European countries are expected to triple if Russian supplies are restricted, according to a press release from Rystad Energy, a Norwegian Energy consultancy.  

The price of natural gas in Europe was $1,200 per 1,000 cubic meters on Tuesday. The benchmark price is already 300 percent higher than a year ago. European gas prices are expected to continue to soar to $3,500 per 1,000 cubic meters if Russian supplies are restricted, according to Analysis by Monitor.

In 2021, Russia delivered 155 billion cubic meters of gas to Europe, accounting for 31 percent of its gas supply, according to an analysis by Monitor Advisors. It would be difficult for Europe to replace Russian gas, which would also destabilize the global LNG market and have a profound impact on Europe's population and economy.

The analysis also said that if Russia stopped supplies now, Europe's current gas reserves would be exhausted by the end of the year, setting in for a cold winter.

In addition, affected by the geopolitical factors, the supply of the tungsten carbide powder is erratic and thus its prices are expected to go higher in the future.

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