Cemented Tungsten Carbides

Cemented Tungsten Carbides

Production, Properties and Testing

1st Edition - December 31, 1998

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  • Author: Gopal S. Upadhyaya
  • eBook ISBN: 9780815516309

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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.


Researchers, plant engineers, and senior level students in metallurgical/mechanical/materials engineering who are interested in cemented carbides.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction
    2. 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
    3. 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
    4. 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
    5. 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
    6. 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
    7. 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
    8. Magnetic Properties
    1.0 Coercive Force
    2.0 Magnetic Saturation
    9. 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
    10. Thermal Shock Resistance
    11. Corrosion and Oxidation of Cemented Carbides
    1.0 Corrosion
    2.0 Oxidation
    12. Joining of Cemented Carbides
    13. Testing and Quality Control
    1.0 Raw Materials Testing
    2.0 Sintered Properties Evaluation
    3.0 Microstructural Examination
    14. Classification and Applications of Cemented Carbides
    1.0 Classification of Hard Metals
    2.0 Machining Applications
    3.0 Non-Machining Applications
    15. 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
    16. 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
    17. Reclamation of Cemented Carbides
    1.0 Sorting
    2.0 Cold Stream Process
    3.0 The Zinc Process
    4.0 Chemical Processes
    18. 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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 420
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © William Andrew 1998
  • Published: December 31, 1998
  • Imprint: William Andrew
  • eBook ISBN: 9780815516309

About the Author

Gopal S. Upadhyaya

Affiliations and Expertise

Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India

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