The Facts about Tungsten Carbide Scrap Metal

Why recycle tungsten carbide scrap metal?

The scrap metal industry has existed and thrived for a long time, and during that time it has succeeded at doing two things very well:

  • being a viable resource for recycling and sustainability;

  • continuing to be a valuable outlet for consumers to make extra money.

This is especially true now that the internet has made it easy for people to rid themselves of scrap metals that they may have accumulated over time, and for recyclers to retrieve it.

How do you know if you have any tungsten carbide scrap around your house?

Do you have old and burnt out lights bulbs? Then you have tungsten filament. Do you have any ball point pens that have run out of ink? Then you have tungsten carbide in the tips. Do you have razor blades in your disposable razors? Many razors use tungsten in their manufacturing. And that's not all, tungsten can also be found in carbide inserts, end mills, drills, tooling, PCB drills (with and without the Teflon rings), anvils, wear parts, dies, saw tips, blanks, rounds, etc,.

What is the tungsten carbide scrap used for after it is recycled?

Tungsten carbide is a versatile and durable metal (approximately two times stiffer than steel) that can withstand great amounts of heat and pressure, so one of the primary purposes of recycling it is to manufacture cutting or drilling equipment on a large scale for people who want a reliable metal that they are certain will get the job done.

Additionally, over the past several years tungsten carbide (usually cemented carbide) has become more and more popular as bridal jewelry because of it extreme hardness and virtually scratch-resistant shell.

How can you recycle your tungsten carbide scrap?

Easy! Just contact us. We've been in the business since 1982 and are ready to assist you in recycling your Tungsten Carbide, High Speed Steel and other scrap metals.

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