Superhard Materials Science
The search for the perfect material for each application starts with determining the optimum balance of hardness and toughness.
Hardness relates to component life and toughness is closely associated with the resistance of impact.
At Crafts Technology, our metallurgists and design specialists work with your team to identify the optimum material for your application.
Materials science continues to evolve in extraordinary ways, as new material formulations are being developed that increase hardness and maintain toughness, while different grades of materials allow for substantial increases in corrosion resistance.
Among the exciting material developments currently being used in a range of applications are the following:
The diamond that is stabilized with additional elements to enhance toughness and enlarge producible size, which offers substantial benefits for a large array of applications.
Extreme Corrosion-Resistant Tungsten Carbide
Enhancements in element formulation within tungsten carbide have allowed significant gains in corrosion resistance. Grades have been developed that increase the corrosion resistance by two to four times over the incumbent corrosion-resistant grades.
Over-Molding: Peek and Torlon:
Peek and Torlon are high-wear-resistant grades of polymers that possess similar characteristics to some steels.
Teaming high-strength polymers with superhard materials achieves a remarkable synergy between mass and life, all while reducing piece part cost by introducing the highly efficient method of injection molding.