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General Carbide Corp.: Tungsten Carbide Reference Guide

General Carbide Corp. recently published “The Designer’s Guide to Tungsten Carbide,” a 57-page reference guide specifically targeted to help engineers, designers, fabricators and end users better utilize tungsten carbide materials.

The publication covers topics including the unique physical properties of the material; design recommendations for extreme operating conditions; and proven methods of attachment, including brazing, mechanical attachment techniques, and epoxy adhesive procedures. The guide also describes finishing techniques like grinding with diamond wheels and electrical discharge machining (EDM).

Recommendations are derived from practical experience, theoretical stress analysis, proven application engineering practices and modern manufacturing techniques. The guide enables readers to gain insight into how to best utilize tungsten carbide.

The guide can be downloaded from the General Carbide website at


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