Tungsten Carbide Grit is the material applied to components of applications with a high level of abrasion. It is applied as an overlay through a process called hardfacing. Hardfacing is a process in metalworking where tougher and harder material is applied to a base metal. Tungsten carbide grit is used above most traditional hardfacing materials because it is harder and is proven to be a more effective protection against wear from abrasion.
Tungsten Carbide Grit can be created to suit individual applications and work environments. One can alter the grit mesh size as well as the wire matrix to achieve the desired balance of protection from abrasion and impact.
Through hardfacing, tungsten carbide grit can be applied to a new part in order to better its wear resistance or to a used part to restore its worn-down surface.
Grit is used for long lasting wear protection in areas of high abrasive wear. It is used to keep costly parts – bulldozer blades, wood grinding tips, trencher teeth, and bucket teeth – from wearing down quickly. Using tungsten carbide grit on machinery parts that see a lot of wear and tear significantly extends the life of those parts. For this reason it is used in many different applications including woodwaste, agriculture, wear parts, plow attachments, and drilling. Grit adds an extra layer of protection to costly parts, increasing efficiency and decreasing downtime.