News | June 22, 2022

CERATIZIT Introduces Innovative Carbide Grades For Cold And Hot Metal Forming

On the occasion of Wire and Tube 2022 in Düsseldorf, hard material specialist CERATIZIT is presenting the new CFG series of tungsten carbide grades that have been specially developed for cold and hot metal forming processes. The three CFG grades are characterised by an outstanding resistance to corrosion, oxidation and adhesion.

The new CFG grades cover a wide range of mechanical properties and thus applications. From standard cold forming stamping processes to high impact and thermal shock applications. Their optimised characteristics result from an innovative carburisation process. In addition to hardness and toughness, their resistance to both corrosion and oxidation as well as adhesion is vital when it comes to the tool’s performance. To round it off, an innovative binder composition – combined with excellent resistance to thermal shock – makes them usable for hot and cold forming applications.

Record-breaking durability
This combination of properties means that the new varieties do not simply work but score higher than conventional tungsten carbide grades in a core criterion for any metal forming tool: maximum tool life. “Many CFG solutions have already proven to have a significantly longer service life compared to tools made from conventional tungsten carbide materials. Our experts will be happy to discuss the right grade for your application at any time, “ said Romain Steckler and Antonello Valsecchi, Segment Account Managers for Metal Forming.

In addition to the new CFG grades, the CERATIZIT team will be exhibiting a wide range of products at stand C53 in hall 9 at Wire and Tube 2022. The exhibited portfolio includes solutions for bar peeling, the oil and gas industry as well as wire and tube processing.

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