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Referencing Carbide by Grade

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Referencing Carbide by Grade

Cross Referencing Carbide by Grade  

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Cross Referencing Carbide by Grade is like comparing burgers from Wendy’s, Burger King and McDonald’s.  Below are some suppliers and ex-suppliers with their grades.  The problem is that you can’t switch from one supplier to another and expect equal results.  For more information on the different types of Carbide grades, or to see more articles on Tungsten Carbide and Advanced Materials, visit our Tool Material Index

Below is an old chart that purports to show a valid cross referencing system.   This was compiled soley from information supplied by manufacturers and was only slighlty applicable. 


 The Best Way To Get The Right Carbide Is To Run Your Own Tests As Weyerhaeuser Did.