tungsten carbide

noun

: a compound of tungsten and carbon
especially : a fine very hard crystalline gray powder WC made by heating tungsten or tungsten trioxide with carbon at a high temperature and usually bonded with cobalt or nickel in cemented carbide compositions especially for cutting tools, abrasives, and dies

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“Tungsten carbide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tungsten%20carbide. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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