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Tungsten carbide is an extremely hard, rigid material. It maintains a compressive strength that is higher than, virtually, any melted cast or forged metal or alloy. It also has the highest melting point of any known metal. Its ability to conduct heat is twice the range of carbon and tool steel. It is also extremely durable, and is resistant to corrosion elements. Carbide also happens to be the hardest metal known to man. Its hardness is very close to that of a diamond.

Qualities of Carbide

Tungsten carbide is also known for its ability to maintain a sharp edge for long periods of time under certain cutting applications. When precision cutting is required, it is one of the best materials to use. Tungsten carbide is a mainstay of many machine shops. As technology is developed and the cost of carbide drops, more companies will use carbide to prolong the life of blades and drill bits.

Precision Grinding Shops

At Minnesota Grinding, we have been at the forefront of offering precision and carbide grinding for customers for half a century. Metals worked with include alloys, and occasional work on rubber and plastics. Round, cylindrical parts with several diameters are the primary projects, while flat surfaces also populate the project lists. Numerous machine shops and manufacturers make parts for themselves or others. Quite often, those parts will need precision grinding.

Look for Quality of Service

Because of the weight of many parts that require precision grinding, many customers tend to look for shops that are within specific geographical radius. Finding a “local” carbide grinding shop can lower the transportation costs for numerous customers. The best precision grinding shops will likely be able to accept small or large jobs. Customer with orders to fill should consider precision grinding shops that offer the following:

  • Quality service
  • Years in business
  • Deliverability
  • Grinding that provides closer tolerances
  • Creative engineering solutions
  • Fair pricing
  • Reliability and dependability

When precision grinding of tough metals is needed, we have the tools and experience to get the job done. For customers, quality work means finding a quality team that can provide close tolerances and superior surface finishes.