Dr Jürgen Schmidt will give a fascinating presentation in the forum at GrindTec 2016.
Friday, 18 March at 15:30, the presentation is free.
The topic of the presentation: “Tungsten Carbide, a sensitive high-performance material”
Here is a short preview of the subject:
Tools made of WC/Co cemented tungsten carbide can hold their own when it comes to the machining of modern materials, which are often difficult to work. When tungsten carbide started to be used commercially, Hadfield manganese steels were at the forefront. Today, however, they have been replaced by the carbon fibre composite materials (eg CFRP / light metals) and nickel-based superalloys, to name just two recent examples from the aerospace industry. For economy of production, it is still important to precisely match the cutting material to the machining process. Just as important as the material itself is the sequence of processing steps required to turn the tungsten carbide rod to a tool that is ready for use.
In the presentation, the choice of tungsten carbide for uncoated carbide tools will be illustrated using selected scenarios, comparing their behaviour with reference to service life and wear. In addition, recent practical case studies will show what effect the right or wrong surface machining methods can have on tungsten carbide.