One of the most often used tools in today's world is carbide cutting tools. Carbide cutting tools, which reinforce the tool and improve cutting performance, are constructed from a carbide material, coated with a carbide coating, or have a carbide cutting edge at the tip of the cutter rather than being made entirely of the material.

For a number of reasons, the modern industrial and engineering industries frequently use carbide cutting tools. The improved physical qualities of the cutting tools provided by the carbide coating or cutting tip enable the tools to perform the job they are given with greater efficiency.

Cutting tools made of carbide can sustain higher working temperatures while still maintaining their cutting power. Carbide offers more benefits to tools that are provided by its physical qualities.

Meetyou Carbide, is one of the Chinese companies that manufacture these carbide tools. It is located in Zhuzhou, Hunan, which is the hometown of cemented carbide industry in China.

History

The first person to look at tungsten carbide as a material for cutting tools was a scientist named Dr. Samuel Leslie Hoyt from the Lamp Department of the General Electric Company. Dr. Samuel Leslie Hoyt later created Carboloy, a tungsten, carbide, and cobalt alloy.

Advantages of carbide tools

  • Carbide tools are used at higher speed and compared to HSS tools, they are used at 6 to 8 times higher speed.
  • Carbide tool’s Young’s Modulus of Elasticity is three times that of steel.
  • Workpiece/parts machines by using Carbide tools can generate a better surface finish quality.
  • Carbide Tools have got an exceptional resistance to abrasion.
  • They have a high resistance to Thermal Deformations.
  • Compared to other materials like HSS, carbide tools have high wear resistance, allowing the user to use the tool for longer periods of time and at higher speeds.
  • Carbide tools can provide a higher value for your money than their steel counterparts.
  • Carbide tools can easily machine Hardened Steel.
  • Carbide tools are chemically inert.
  • Torsional Strength is twice of HSS tools.
  • Carbide-tipped tools can improve surface finish and also hold size far longer for better quality.
  • Because the carbide chip-producing surface resists wearing as the chip runs over the tools, carbide-tipped tools last much longer. This significantly lowers the need for expensive improvements that involve more scrap and rework.

Always use carbide-tipped tools when cutting highly abrasive materials.

Solid carbide tools are not nearly as durable as tools with a carbide tip. Under unusual circumstances, the carbide may begin to crack as a result of hard areas in the material being cut, inefficient feed rates, or insufficient work piece holding.

The robust hardened tool steel body of carbide-tipped tools prevents these fissures from shattering solid carbide tools, frequently allowing the tool to finish the production run.

In contrast to solid carbide tools, where the structural strength of the carbide must be taken into consideration, carbide-tipped tools can choose their carbide grade entirely based on their cutting and wear properties.

Even solid carbide round forms of some expensive speciality carbides is required for aggressive machining of many difficult alloys that are not readily available.