By Donna D. Toy
By warner music
Because of its wear resistance and hardness (9.8 Moe's scale), tungsten carbide is ideally suited for wear parts, other machine parts and dies which are subject to severe service conditions. such as high temperatures, corrosion and abrasion.. In recent years, tungsten carbide has emerged as a superior alternative to steel in many industrial applications. Here, Philadelphia Carbide Co. offers a mini-case history, comparing a wear part manufactured from hardened steel with a comparable part made of tungsten carbide.