Tungsten Carbide

tung sten\n.[Sw,fr. tung- Heavy sten- Stone](1796): a gray-white heavy high-melting ductile hard Polyvalent metallic element that resembles chromium and molybdenum in many of its properties and is used esp. for electrical purposes and in hardening alloys (Stee)- called also wolfram; see ELEMENT Table

car bide\n.[ISV](1865) 1: a binery compound of carbon with a more electropositive element; esp: Calcium Carbide 2: a very hard material made of carbon and one or more heavy metals.

Tungsten Carbide is a type of steel. It is known for its ability to retain an extremely sharp edge for an extended about of time under certain cutting applications. It is also very brittle and is prone to nicking and chipping very easily. It is one of best known material's for precision cutting of fine papers and such.

J.Wenning Grinding and Supply Inc. promotes the use of Tungsten Carbide for Fine Paper trimming in use at Mills, and better Binderies...

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