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200 Monastery Drive
Latrobe, Pennsylvania 15650
USA
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TUNGSTEN CARBIDE GRADE CHART
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Industry Code
Basic Carbide
Approximate Binder %
Hardness Rockwell
"A"
"C"
Transverse Rupture PSI
Compressive Strength PSI
Grain Size
Basic Applications
C-3
C-4
BC-3
3
92, 0-93, 0
80-82
225,000
660,000
Fine
Best Wear Resistant; No Shock
Developed for compacting ceramics,
grinding compounds. High Wear Applications, Nozzles, Wire Draw Dies.
C-1
C-2
C-3
BC-6
6
91, 0-92, 0
79-81
275,000
700,000
Fine
Excellent Wear; Slight Shock
Developed for cutting and abrasion resistance. Seal Rings, Oil and Gas Field Wear Parts, Compacting Dies, Seat and Valve Components, Planer Knives, Flattening Rolls, Bushings, Bearings, Gates and Seats, Flow Cages, M.W.D. Oil field wear parts.
C-10
BC-9
9
90-0-91, 0
77-79
350,000
600,000
Fine
Excellent Wear; Slight to Medium Shock
Developed for light drawing and light blanking. Can Tooling, Compacting Dies, Shearing Knives, Can Forming Dies, Stamping Dies.
Special
BC-11
11
89, 0-90,5
74-77
350,000
625,000
Fine
Good Wear; Medium Shock
High Edge Strength
Developed for stamping and lamination
dies and punches.
Special
BC-12C
12
88, 0-89,0
72-74
500,000
540,000
Fine and Coarse
Good Wear; Heavy Shock
Developed for heavy work conditions.
Use for WEDM. Draw and Stamping Dies, Punches and Dies, High Wear and Shock
wear Parts, Core Rods, Oil and Gas
Field Wear Parts.
C-11
BC-13
13
88, 5-89,5
73-75
370,000
600,000
Fine
Good Wear; Medium Shock
Developed for medium work conditions. Extrusion Punches and Dies, Draw and Stamping Dies, Cut-Edge Rings, Blanking Brass and Copper, Slitting Knives,
Lamination Dies, Can Tooling.
C-12
BC-14
14
88, 0-89, 0
72-74
385,000
575,000
Fine
Good Wear; Medium to Heavy Shock
General purpose grade, developed for medium to heavy work conditions. Can Tooling, Draw Dies and Punches, Knives, Blades, Rolls.
C-13
BC-15
15
87, 5-88, 5
71-73
400,000
560,000
Fine
Good Wear; High Strength
Developed for heavy work conditions. Ironing and Forming Dies, Coining Dies, Punches and Dies, Core Rods,
Stamping Punches.
Special
BC-15C
15
87, 0-88, 0
70-71
425,000
520,000
Fine and Coarse
Medium Wear; Heavy Shock
Used in place of C-14 grades, outperformed 20-25% grades in many applications. Scroll Dies, High Impact wear Parts, Forming Rolls, Coining Dies, High Impact Punches and Dies, Stamping and Draw Dies.
C-14
BC-20C
20
84, 0-85, 0
65-67
450,000
530,000
Coarse
High Impact; Heavy Shock Resistance
Developed for gold heading and swaging dies. Crushing Hammers and Knives, Header Dies, Heavy Coining Dies and Punches, Swaging Dies, Forming Rolls.
C-17
NC-22C
22
81, 5-83, 0
60-62
350,000
480,000
Extra Coarse
Highest Impact
Developed for heavy workload.
SUBMICRON GRADES
Special
BC-6S
6
92, 3-93, 3
81-82
320,000
725,000
Sub Micron
Excellent Wear; Light Shock
Developed for cutting better wear than C-2 Grades. High Edge Strength, Slitting Knives, Blades, Chopping Knives, Ironing
rings and Dies.
Special
BC-10S
10
90, 7-92, 0
78-80
400,000
630,000
Sub Micron
Excellent Wear; Medium Shock
Developed for slitting and cutting where some shock is involved. Shearing Knives, Rotary and Stationary Knives, Slitters,
Draw Dies.
Special
BC-14S
14
89, 0-90, 5
74-77
450,000
675,000
Sub Micron
Excellent Wear; Slight to Medium
to Heavy Shock
Developed Specially. Knives, Edge Strength, Shearing Knives and Blades.
Special
BC-17S
17
88, 0-89, 0
72-74
440,000
650,000
Sub Micron
Good Wear
High edge strength. Blades, Blanking and Draw Dies, High Edge Strength
Knives and Blades.
Nickel GRADES (nonmagnetic available on request)
C-18
BC-6N
6
90, 5-92, 0
78-80
275,000
690,000
Fine
Excellent Wear
Use in corrosive environments-seals. Seal Rings, Bushings, Bearings, Corrosive wear applications, Valve seats and Stems, Oil and Gas Field Wear Parts, Flow Nozzles and Seats.
Special
BC-10N
10
89, 0-91, 0
74-79
300,000
525,000
Extra Fine
Excellent Wear
Specials seals, corrosive environment. High Wear Corrosive Applications, Down Hole Wear Parts, Flow Cages, Blasting Nozzles, Seats, Bushings, Bearings.
Special
BC-12CN
12
87, 5-89, 0
71-74
320,000
400,000
Fine and Coarse
Excellent Wear; Good Shock
High strength, corrosive environments.
Good Wear- High Strength, Corrosive Wear
Parts, Oil and Gas Applications, Nozzles,
Seats, Bushings, Stems, Seats, Flow Cages.