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Federal Carbide Company

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

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Tungsten Carbide

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Tungsten Carbide

Cemented carbides are the hardest man-made metal-matrix composites. They are used in every major industry worldwide, from ballpoint pens - to mining - to petroleum drilling. The unique properties of carbide in its carious compositions and forms has made process industries and durable goods manufacturers more efficient by reducing machine downtime. The term cemented carbides refers to metallic carbides - fine particles of tungsten carbide bonded or cemented together in a matrix of a metallic element of a lower melting point such as cobalt or nickel. The process of powder metallurgy is skillfully employed to produce cemented carbides.

Through a combination of experienced and highly motivated personnel, "next-generation" equipment, cellular processing, and new concepts of "zero inventory" manufacturing, Federal has become the leader in carbide die and wear components. Federal Carbide is a vertically integrated manufacturing; our unique process involves selecting premium raw powder, precision grading, pressing, CNC green-machining, vacuum-sintering, sinter HIPing, CNC grinding, lapping and polishing to fine finishes and close tolerances. Our synergistic process allows us to produce a lower cost and deliver quickly to customers that must maintain low inventory levels. Swift throughput cycles enable us to go from powder to precision products within days. Consistently, emergency customer breakdowns are remedied in less that forty eight hours. Some of the industries that benefit from "partnering" with Federal Carbide include: aerospace, metalforming. power generation, fluid handling, pollution control, oil recovery and waste management.

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Teamwork and rapid response to customers' changing needs highlight the basic principles of FCC - but our constant is quality in every order we produce, large or small. Total quality exists in all phases of our operation; from raw materials to finished products; our standard sets the pace for the carbide industry. Some of the continuous improvement tools we utilize include statistical process control and team-problem solving. Our experience and innovation are available to serve your organization.

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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