Cemented Tungsten Carbides

Production, Properties and Testing


  • Gopal S. Upadhyaya, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India

Written by an international expert, this book covers the processing, microstructure, and properties of cemented tungsten carbides. It is divided into 18 chapters covering wide areas from crystal structure to phase equilibria, production of metal and carbide powders, and much more. This book is ideal for researchers, plant engineers, and senior level students in metallurgical/mechanical/materials engineering who are interested in cemented carbides. There is no parallel book in print.
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Researchers, plant engineers, and senior level students in metallurgical/mechanical/materials engineering who are interested in cemented carbides.


Book information

  • Published: December 1998
  • ISBN: 978-0-8155-1417-6


"àfills a void with much needed information on this subject."

Table of Contents

1. IntroductionReferences2. Crystal Structure and Phase Equilibria 1.0 Crystal Structure 2.0 Binary Systems 3.0 Ternary and Higher Order Systems 4.0 Phase Equilibria in WC-Co Cemented Carbides with Alternative Binders References3. Production of Metal and Carbide Powders 1.0 Production of Tungsten Powder 2.0 Production of Cobalt Powder 3.0 Synthesis of Tungsten Carbide 4.0 Some Novel Methods of Tungsten Carbide Production 5.0 Production of Other Refractory Carbides References4. Consolidation of Cemented Carbides 1.0 Milling of Carbides 2.0 Granulation/Spray Drying 3.0 Green Consolidation 4.0 Dewaxing 5.0 Presintering 6.0 Sintering of WC-Co Hardmetals 7.0 Other Consolidation Methods References5. Sintering Behavior of Cemented Carbides 1.0 Solid State Sintering of Cemented Carbides 2.0 Liquid Phase Sintering of Cemented Carbides 3.0 WC Based Cemented Carbides Containing Alternate Binders 4.0 Cubic Refractory Carbides Containing Cemented Carbides 5.0 TiN Containing Cemented Carbides 6.0 Ti(C,N) Containing Cemented Carbides References6. Microstructural Aspects of Cemented Carbides 1.0 Refractory Carbide Phases 2.0 Binder Phase 3.0 ETA phase 4.0 Precipitates 5.0 Pores 6.0 Microstructural Parameters References7. Mechanical Behavior of Cemented Carbides 1.0 Hardness 2.0 Transverse Rupture Strength (TRS) 3.0 Fracture Toughness 4.0 Creep 5.0 Fatigue 6.0 Deformation and Fracture References8. Magnetic Properties 1.0 Coercive Force 2.0 Magnetic Saturation References9. Wear and Erosion of Cemented Carbides 1.0 Wear in Machining 2.0 Wear in Rock Drilling 3.0 Role of Binder Metal on Wear Resistance 4.0 Erosion References10. Thermal Shock Resistance References11. Corrosion and Oxidation of Cemented Carbides 1.0 Corrosion 2.0 Oxidation References12. Joining of Cemented Carbides References13. Testing and Quality Control 1.0 Raw Materials Testing 2.0 Sintered Properties Evaluation 3.0 Microstructural Examination References14. Classification and Applications of Cemented Carbides 1.0 Classification of Hard Metals 2.0 Machining Applications 3.0 Non-Machining Applications References15. Coatings 1.0 Chemical Vapour Deposition (CVD) 2.0 Physical Vapour Deposition (PVD) 3.0 Thermal Diffusion 4.0 Properties of Coated Cemented Carbides 5.0 Ultrahard Coatings References16. Fine Grained and Functionally Graded Cemented Carbides 1.0 Submicron Grade Cemented Carbides 2.0 Ultrafine Grain Cemented Carbides 3.0 Nanosize Hardmetals 4.0 Applications of Fine Grained WC Based Hardmetals 5.0 Functionally Graded Cemented Carbides References17. Reclamation of Cemented Carbides 1.0 Sorting 2.0 Cold Stream Process 3.0 The Zinc Process 4.0 Chemical Processes References18. Toxicity in Cemented Carbide Production 1.0 Toxicity in Powder Preparation Stage 2.0 Toxicity in Pressing and Sintering Stage 3.0 Toxicity in Machining and Joining Stage References Index