The Bruff Business Centre
Suckley Road

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mobile: 07725 564887

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tel/fax: 01886 884595
mobile: 07725 564887


Tungsten Carbide preforms for the Toolmaking Industry

Hardmet Associates has long been considered one of the industry's premium suppliers of Tungsten Carbide Tool and Die Preforms.

Tungsten Carbide preforms for the Toolmaking Industry Because of their outstanding material quality and purity, our preforms give excellent performance in tough stamping, lamination, extruding, powder compacting, drawing, forming and cold heading applications.

Our engineers work with tool and die makers and end users to select the optimal Tungsten Carbide grade (or custom-designed special composition) for specific applications. Components are produced up to 310mm in diameter and 510mm long.

Rectangular and round shapes are made with bolt holes, brazed steel plugs and special cutouts. Die blanks for wire or conventional EDM are sintered in with or without start holes. All die metal used for EDM is subjected to a proprietary stress-relieving process. The procedure prevents stress related material failure during EDM. High pressure HIP is available for most parts.

What do our customers say?
"Wanted you to know that we received the special metalcutting inserts and they are terrific. Thanks very much for your great help."
Tony Evans, Tooling Specialist
"Have received the tungsten carbide nozzles they look great and your deliveries are excellent, well done!"
Karin Hjort
"The composite hammers you designed and manufactured for us are working well beyond our expectations. Thanks to all at Hardmet Associates Ltd."
Dave Rawnsley
"The pre-brazed tungsten carbide saw tips, produced by Hardmet Associates, are the best we've ever had. They braze extremely well, and saw life has improved significantly."
Simon Woods