Tungsten Carbide

High hardness and wear resistant qualities of cemented tungsten carbide balls along with the ability to withstand shock and wear resistance make tungsten carbide and excellent material to consider for use in applications as flowmeters, paint sprayers, bearings, pumps, ballpoint pens and many other instruments.

Blanks are pressed from powder and sintered in a high temperature furnace and then machined to finished tolerances.  The Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan facility machines and stocks balls ranging from 3/32" to 2 1/2" in typical C-1 and C-2 tungsten carbide.

Other cobalt and nickel tungsten carbide binders and fine grain carbides can be quoted upon request, as well as special titanium carbides.


Balls: Tungsten Carbide


Size Range


Tungsten Carbide

1/16" -  2 1/2” (1.587mm - 63.5mm)

5 - 200


Chemical Composition (by weight)

Tungsten Carbide Grade C-1

Tungsten Carbide Grade C-2

Tungsten Carbide (WC)



Cobalt (Co)



Mechanical Properties



Hardness Rockwell A




14.95 gm/cc

14.95 gm/cc

Transverse Rupture Strength

410,000 psi

400,000 psi


A02, B00, C00 (Max.)

A02, B00, C00 (Max.)

Grain Size




Special Materials (Available Upon Request)

  • Cobalt based alloys
  • Hastelloy®
  • Nickel Carbides
  • Stellite®
  • Various Stainless




Please note that the material information provided on our website is for informational purposes only. The properties listed per product type are typical and can vary based on suppliers of raw materials and customer specific needs. Please contact customer service for verification prior to ordering. Price and delivery may be subject to change based on specific requirements.

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