Superhard rounded titanium carbide grains impart high wear resistance and outstanding lubricity. These smooth, rounded grains are held firmly in place by steel or alloy matrix binders; each specically formulated to provide such properties as toughness, resistance to heat, corrosion or other hostile environments. The Tic grains provide light weight, size stability and high hardness.
Ferro-TiCŪ is less brittle and one half the weight of cemented tungsten carbide. Ultra-hard titanium carbide micrograins (3200 Vickers vs. 2400 for tungsten carbide) are uniformly distributed throughout a hardenable matrix alloy.
A two-fold complementary effect is achieved whereby the hard, round titanium carbide grains protect the matrix while the specially formulated matrix securely grips the self-lubricating titanium carbide micrograins.
The result: greatly improved life, even when used with highly abrasive materials.