BMC Recycling is the leader in metal recycling. Metal recycling covers many different types of metals but the most valuable is the carbide, specifically tungsten carbide. Scrap carbides is generally found in mill tools due to the long-life span with just a few sharpenings. Tungsten carbide is one of the strongest materials used and is almost as hard as diamonds. It is twice as heavy as steel, yet close to the weight of gold. The term “Carbide” is often used generically when referring to any carbide compound. Tungsten carbide is a specific type of carbide consisting of 2 parts Tungsten and one part Carbon. It is not “technically” a metal but a ceramic compound.
Tungsten carbide can cut, shape, and form other metals due to its density and strength, whilst holding up under extended wear and extreme heat. It has an intense melting point of 5,200 degrees Fahrenheit. The United States military uses tungsten carbide for armor piercing ammunition. Other uses include ski poles and jewelry for mens wedding rings and bands, oil field exploration, bullets, safes, heat and wear resistant applications, hard facing applications, machining, tooling, metal cutting, shaping & forming.
Due to the high valued price of carbide, recycling makes the most sense. Call us for pricing on your scrap carbide (214)493-8363. Manufacturers of products made with carbide or tungsten carbide would rather save money and used recycled material. Make sure and speak to one of our experts today!