Tungsten Carbide was originally developed for cutting tools, because it's extremely hard; it has great compressive strength and is three time more rigid than steel.
These balls are characterised by high hardness, dimensional stability, high wear resistance and the ability to withstand significant levels of shock and impact. Although the Cobalt binder may corrode on contact with water, this is largely cosmetic and doesn't affect the overall performance.
You'll find them in ball screws, check valves, flow meters (for example gas meters) gauging and checking instruments as well as ballpoint pens.
AISI 1010, JIS SWRM 12, EN32 ASTM A/29, Wks 1.0010
|93 - 100%
|5 - 7 %
|1.588mm (1/16") to 50.800mm (2")
|90.5 - 91.5
|14.947 - 15.0% g/cm3
|20 u ohms/cm
|Linear Expansion Coefficient 20 - 400oC
|Linear Expansion Coefficient 20 - 800oC
|Transverse Rupture Strength @ 20oC
|Fracture Toughness K c @ 20oC
|Compressive Strength @ 20oC
Accuracy is our trademark at TN UK. We pride ourselves on our ability to measure and calibrate the products we manufacture. Housing some of the most sophisticated equipment in the world, our annually assessed UKAS lab means we guarantee the precision of the products we supply.
On top of that, we maintain regular and open communication directly with you and any relevant departments to ensure that you get exactly what you need when you need it.
We also offer a recalibrate service for your existing gauges, CMM Reference balls and Master Ball Sets. So you can rest assured that, whether we are supplying a new product or recalibrating an existing one, by meeting our strict standards, your company meets its strict standards (particularly important for other calibration assessed companies).