tungsten carbide

tungsten carbide
: a compound of tungsten and carbon; especially : a fine very hard crystalline gray powder WC made by heating tungsten or tungsten trioxide with carbon at a high temperature and usually bonded with cobalt or nickel in cemented carbide compositions especially for cutting tools, abrasives, and dies

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  • tungsten carbide — noun a very hard grey compound made by reaction of tungsten and carbon at high temperatures, used in making engineering dies, cutting and drilling tools, etc …   English new terms dictionary

  • tungsten carbide — noun a very hard, grey compound, chemical formula WC, used as an abrasive …   Wiktionary

  • tungsten carbide — WC, an extremely hard material used for dental drills and burs. Inhalation of its fine dust during manufacturing can cause hard metal disease (see under disease) …   Medical dictionary

  • tungsten carbide — /tʌŋstən ˈkabaɪd/ (say tungstuhn kahbuyd) noun a grey powder, WC, which has a melting point of 2870°C and which is used as an abrasive, and in forming dies, and in making wear resistant mechanical parts …  

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  • Tungsten — (pronEng|ˈtʌŋstən), also known as wolfram (IPA|/ˈwʊlfrəm/), is a chemical element that has the symbol W and atomic number 74.A steel gray metal, tungsten is found in several ores, including wolframite and scheelite. It is remarkable for its… …   Wikipedia

  • carbide tool — noun (engineering) A cutting and forming tool made of tungsten carbide and used for hard materials or at high temperatures • • • Main Entry: ↑carbide …   Useful english dictionary

  • tungsten processing — Introduction       preparation of the ore for use in various products.       Tungsten exhibits a body centred cubic (bcc) crystal lattice. It has the highest melting point of all metals, 3,410° C (6,170° F), and it has high conductivity for… …   Universalium

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