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Federal Carbide Company

814-684-7600 / 800-631-3640
Fax: 814-684-9400

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Federal Carbide is a fully integrated manufacturing organization. From the selection of premium raw materials to the precision finishing and polishing of complex parts, Federal performs all process steps within its Tyrone, Pennsylvania manufacturing complex. Modern equipment, highly motivated personnel, and unique manufacturing efficiencies result in low costs and short lead times allowing Federal to provide its customers with exceptional service and value. Serving production tooling and OEM equipment manufacturers since 1975, Federal is often capable of resolving customer emergencies within a few days.

Federal’s production capabilities include direct pressing to near net shapes on presses as large as 750 tons, CNC preforming of as-pressed blanks to minimize stock removal after sintering, state-of-the-art pressure-assisted (sinter-HIP) furnaces to assure consistently high strength and toughness values, and fully automated CNC finishing to close tolerances and superior finishes. Rigorous approval standards, one of the best-equipped metallurgical labs in the industry, and a highly experienced staff combine to make Federal a leader in the production of tungsten alloy and carbide products.


Cemented Tungsten Carbides are the hardest man-made metal-matrix composites. These materials possess a unique combination of properties that have allowed manufacturers across a broad spectrum of industries to increase throughput rates, reduce downtime, and extend the life of production tools and component wear parts.

Federal Carbide offers a full range of carbide grades in both cobalt and nickel binders. These include micrograin grades for applications requiring exceptional combinations of wear resistance and tensile strength, proprietary chromium-bearing grades for use in highly corrosive environments, and high cobalt binder grades for production tooling applications demanding high toughness and impact strength. Industries served by Federal’s tungsten carbide products include oilfield services, fluid control, metalforming, pollution control, food processing, metalworking, and waste management.

Tungsten Heavy Metals are alloys of tungsten, iron, and nickel or copper that are among the densest materials commercially available. Produced by powder metallurgical techniques similar to those employed in the manufacture of cemented carbides, tungsten heavy metal alloys are most frequently used where a heavy weight must be contained in a limited space or vibration must be minimized. These alloys also exhibit superior radiation shielding and beam collimation characteristics.

Federal Carbide produces all of the alloys covered by the industry standards ASM-T-21014, MIL-T-21014 D, and ASTM B777-07 as well as custom grades to meet special customer requirements. The tungsten heavy metal alloys are available either as semifinished blanks or as precision-machined parts. Applications for Federal’s tungsten alloy products are found in the aerospace, automotive, nuclear, medical and industrial radiation shielding, metalworking, oil and gas exploration, and sporting goods industries.



Federal Carbide Company • One Eagle Ridge Road • Tyrone, Pennsylvania 16686 USA
814-684-7600 / 800-631-3640 Fax: 814-684-9400 • inquiry@federalcarbide.comwww.federalcarbide.com