3M Advanced Materials Division Datasheets for Carbides and Carbide Materials (hardmetals)

Carbides and carbide materials (hardmetals) have excellent wear resistance and high hot hardness. They are binary compounds of carbon and an element of lower or comparable electronegativity.
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3M™ Boron Carbide Sandblasting. Abrasive lapping. Machining ultra-hard metals, ceramics and synthetic gemstones. To withstand conditions in these demanding applications, it takes a material with extreme abrasion resistance – like 3M™ Boron Carbide.
3M™ Silicon Carbide Silicon carbide has come a long way since its use in sandpaper. Today, this versatile ceramic material is used to manufacture components that won’t deform in the blast of a...