Sandvik has been perfecting cemented carbide for decades, and offer 3D printed, high-performance cemented carbide grades for the most demanding applications.
Explore some of the application areas where you can enjoy this wear-resistant material – lasting up to 20 times longer than any other steel or metal alloy – in virtually any shape.
General wear parts
Wear challenges are present in basically every industry, and wear parts greatly affect service intervals as well as uptime and productivity. The wear resistance of cemented carbide is superior and typically extends a component’s lifetime by 3-20 times compared to that of any steel or metal alloy.
Many have struggled with the design limitations that come with traditional manufacturing of cemented carbide – rendering the full potential of these components unattainable. By implementing additive manufacturing, you can efficiently produce a range of products in virtually any complex geometry, enabling improved functionality across a variety of industries. Especially relevant for additive manufacturing are components with fluid channels, ports, and similar, since channels and other arbitrary cavities are hard to drill, but no problem to print.
Nozzles are used across several industries and applications, and are often subject to significant wear and tear. Cemented carbide has superior wear resistance and typically extends a component’s lifetime by 3-20 times compared to that of any steel or metal alloy.
Manufacturing cemented carbide nozzles previously posed a challenge, being both costly and limited in terms of design optimization. Using additive technology, nozzles can be manufactured efficiently – with features such as curved channels, threads, and other mounting solutions – and be delivered just in time as opposed to just in case.