Top Quality Parts with Quick Delivery

We use the finest quality powder to press, preform, and sinter carbide parts.
Sintering and grinding in the same facility allows for a very quick delivery while maintaining top quality.

Furnace

Unground Carbide


Manufactured and stocked in Rockford, IL. Call today to receive a stock list for current dimensions and quantities available for same day shipment. 3-5 day delivery on non-stock items.

Semi-Finished Carbide Inserts


Available in Centerless Ground, O.D. & Ends Ground, or Semi-Finished.
Sintering our own carbide allows for 2 1/2 - 3 week standard delivery on semi-finished parts, 7 days centerless ground parts, and 9 days OD & ends ground parts.

Carbide Pins and Punches


All carbide pins are ground using CNC grinders to guarantee consistency. Various coatings are available.

Carbide Grade Specifications

As of 7/13/2017   Downloadable PDF
Grade Cobalt % Tungsten % TaC % Grain Size Hardness Density Applications/Notes
R6M 6.0% 94.0% - Sub Micron 92.5 - 93.5 14.95 100% Virgin Grade / Light Shock / Heavy Wear
R9 9.0% 91.0% - Fine 89.5 - 90.5 14.63 Stamping Dies / Medium Shock / Heavy Wear
R10M 10.0% 90.0% - Sub Micron 91.4 - 92.2 14.41 100% Virgin Grade / Excellent Wear / Light Shock
R11 11.0% 89.0% - Medium 89.0 - 90.0 14.30 Stamping Dies / High Wear Cold Heading Dies
RD40 12.5% 87.5% - Medium 88.0 - 89.0 14.28 Heavy Shock / High Wear Cold Heading Dies
R15M 15.0% 85.0% - Sub Micron 90.0 - 91.0 13.95 Sub Micron Grade / Excellent Wear / Medium Shock
RD50 15.5% 84.5% - Medium 86.3 - 87.3 14.00 Light Impact Cold Heading / Trap Extrusion Dies
R17 17.0% 83.0% - Medium 85.5 - 86.5 13.83 Higher Wear / Lower Impact Than 20% Grades
R20 20.0% 80.0% - Coarse 84.0 - 85.5 13.60 Medium Impact Cold Heading
R20V 20.0% 80.0% - Coarse 84.0 - 85.5 13.60 100% Virgin Grade / Higher Temp WC
RD60 20.0% 77.0% 3% Coarse 84.0 - 85.5 13.45 Cold Heading Higher Tensile Materials
R20VT 20.0% 77.0% 3% Coarse 84.0 - 85.0 13.45 100% Virgin Grade / Easiest 20% Grade To Machine
R20VTH 20.0% 77.0% 3% Medium 85.5 - 86.5 13.45 Higher Wear Version of R20VT
R25 25.0% 75.0% - Coarse 82.5 - 83.5 13.16 Heavy Impact / General Purpose Cold Heading
R25H 25.0% 75.0% - Medium 83.5 - 85.0 13.16 Higher Wear Version of R25
R25V 25.0% 75.0% - Coarse 82.5 - 83.5 13.16 100% Virgin Grade / Higher Temp WC
RD70 25.0% 72.0% 3% Coarse 82.5 - 83.5 13.05 Cold & Hot Heading Higher Tensile Materials
R25VT 25.0% 72.0% 3% Coarse 82.5 - 83.5 13.05 100% Virgin Grade / Easiest 25% Grade To Machine
R25VTH 25.0% 72.0% 3% Medium 83.5 - 85.0 13.05 Higher Wear Version of R25VT - 100% Virgin Grade
R27 27.0% 73.0% - Coarse 81.3 - 82.3 13.00 Equivalent of D-76 / Extreme Impact
RD80 30.0% 70.0% - Coarse 80.5 - 81.5 12.75 Extreme Impact / Cold Heading Spline or Flat Head Dies