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Tungsten Carbide scrap – Monico Alloys

Tungsten carbide is another one of those metals that heavily relies on the recycling of tungsten carbide scrap.  Since over 90 percent of tungsten reserves are located outside the United States, it is easy to see why Monico Alloys plays an important role in the recycling of tungsten carbide scrap.  The recycling of tungsten carbide scrap accounts for nearly one-third of the tungsten consumed in the United States.

Tungsten carbide is a chemical compound containing the elements tungsten and carbon.  Tungsten carbide scrap has a wide range of useful properties.  One of the most important properties of tungsten carbide scrap is its extreme hardness, having a hardness close to that of diamond, but being cheaper and a more heat resistant alternative to diamond.  For these reasons, tungsten carbide scrap that is recycled by Monico Alloys is used in the manufacture of abrasives, cutting tools and bearings.  In fact, tungsten carbide scrap used in the production of knives is harder than sapphire and maintains an excellent edge even after extensive use.

Other outstanding properties of tungsten carbide scrap besides its extreme hardness include high resistance to corrosion, high thermal conductivity, high electrical conductivity, a high modulus of elasticity, and a high resistance to thermal creep.  Monico Alloys recycles tungsten carbide scrap in all forms, including tungsten carbide tooling, drill bits, punches, anvils, end mills, dies, tooling inserts, and wear parts.  Tungsten carbide scrap recycled by Monico Alloys can be used in the production of mining bits, wear-resistant components, bullets and metal cutting rods.  In addition, tungsten carbide scrap is used in the manufacture of scratch-resistant jewelry such as wedding rings and watchbands.  Tungsten carbide scrap, by benefit of its properties noted above, is an important resource to the industrialized world.  

  • Tungsten W/C Insert Grade
  • Tungsten W/C Straight Grade

Today there is a global trade in the buying and selling of high temperature scrap alloys in which Monico Alloys plays an active part.  The forecasts are that the volume for both buyers and sellers will continue to increase.

So whether you need to buy alloy scrap or sell a quantity of alloy scrap, please do not hesitate to contact us at (310) 928-0168 or info@monicoalloys.com.