Tungsten Carbide in Automotive
The automotive industry is also seeing excellent results in using tungsten carbide for ball joints, brakes, crank shafts in performance vehicles, and other mechanical parts of a vehicle that sees hard usage and/or extreme temperatures. These particular parts (ball joints, brakes, and crank shafts) are mechanical automotive parts that see a heavy usage with high temperatures that can cause hardened steel to crack or otherwise break apart. Performance vehicles are extremely fortunate to be able to have pertinent parts made from Tungsten Carbide.
Extramet’s materials are used throughout automotive manufacturing, including the production of critical engine and gearbox components, constant velocity (CV) joints, wheel and brake disc assembly, window manufacture and mold and die production as used for example, in the production of body panels.