One thing that most machine users look for when buying machine parts is the strength of tools. That is because there are many benefits that come with investing parts that offer incredibly high strength. But there is also the cost hurdle that could make it difficult for the manufacturer to provide what buyers want. To provide high strength tools at an affordable price, most manufacturers are now going for tools’ hardfacing. Tungsten carbide hardfacing is one of the most popular hardfacing technique.
What’s Tungsten carbide hardfacing?
As the name suggests, hardfacing is a technique or a process by which a softer metal is coated with a coating of harder metal. Therefore, tungsten carbide hardfacing is processed by which the manufacturer applies a coating of tungsten carbide coating on softer base metal to enhance the hardness of the machine tools. The fact that there is a base metal which softer and cheap, then the actual tungsten carbide used is very small. That is how the hardness of the tools is achieved, and at the same time, the price of the hardfaced parts is lower
How Tungsten Carbide Hardfacing Works
The working mechanisms of tungsten carbide hardfacing are pretty simple. One thing that the manufacturer needs to do is to have a base metal, which is usually softer and cheap in value. The base metal is used for the forming of the shape of the tools so that the hardfacing can complete the process. One of the wear parts is formed, the manufacturer will apply a coating of tungsten carbide on top of the tools. That is simply how the process works.
Tungsten carbide hardfacing produces more durable and stronger tools. Note that the material offers exceptional resistance to resistance and abrasion. By applying the coating on the surface of the parts, you give more life to the tool as well as reduce the cost.
Benefits of Tungsten Carbide Hardfacing
There are many benefits that come with investing in machine parts that have been tungsten carbide hardfaced. The reduced cost of operation is one of the biggest benefits you get from this technique. You will also enjoy better productivity from your machine compared to using the typical teeth. Here are some of the main benefits of tungsten carbide hardfacing:
- Improved efficiency of tools
- High profitability
- Prolongs the life of parts
- The increased cutting performance of tools
- Reduction cost of spare parts
- Increased Productivity
- Reduces equipment downtime as it keeps your machine longer working.
- I have reduced fuel consumption.