Carbide Blanks & Preforms

At Basic Carbide, we provide the personalized service and technical help you need to assure the success of your project. We produce a wide range of sizes and shapes of tungsten carbide products, serving the needs of many industries: Oil & Gas, Automotive, Mining, Manufacturing, Beverage & Aerosol, Housing, Medical, and Recycling.

While we supply our products as preforms, we also provide centerless grinding and limited surface grinding as a subcontracted service.

Flexible, fast, and reliable, Basic Carbide is an industry leader in working to meet the specialized needs of our customers, including the production of custom grades when needed.

Custom-Made Tungsten Carbide Preforms

Basic Carbide’s capabilities include both custom-made preforms and custom carbide grades when required.

  • Our engineering team creates detailed models for your specified preforms. Once engineered, our computerized models help maintain product consistency and allow for fast turnaround on repeat orders.
  • Our blending and testing services take raw materials and create high-quality carbide grades for state-of-the-art tooling and industrial production.
  • Pressing, shaping, and sintering produces very hard cemented carbide blanks and preforms ready to be worked into finished tools.

Our quality assurance protocols include a visual check along with dimensional and metallurgical inspection prior to packaging and shipping.

Large Preforms

Basic Carbide has the capability to produce preforms of approximately 20 inches (508 mm) in diameter and up to 44 inches (1117.60 mm) in length.

Our hydraulic press plant gives us the capability to produce high volume runs while being competitive globally.

Exact limits depend on the configuration of the part to be produced.

High Quantities

Basic Carbide produces high-quantity runs for select parts. The configuration and size of the part determine its suitability for mechanical pressing.

Tooling charges may apply if the application of specialized tooling is necessary.

Special Requests and Processing

We often perform special processing, such as installing soft plugs for tapping, cobalt-treating surfaces to facilitate brazing, special sintering for Wire E.D.M. processing, and sinter-H.I.P. processing.

Custom Grades

When needed, Basic Carbide produces custom grades of carbide for interested customers.

Custom blending requires a minimum quantity or total weight to be produced. Customers may also inquire regarding left-over custom grade lots.

Rush Orders

In addition to these capabilities, Basic Carbide provides fast quotes and delivers rush turnaround of parts for urgent orders. We are limited only in that all quality assurance processes are followed, no matter the situation.

We have the flexibility to work with our customers to better serve their needs. For more information on any of our capabilities, please contact our Sales Department at:

With fast quoting and rush turnaround on emergency situations, Basic Carbide Corporation is a reliable partner in meeting your carbide tooling needs. To learn more, call us at 1-800-426-4291 or use our Contact Form today.

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Give us a call at:
Toll Free: 1-800-426-4291
Outside the U.S.: 1-724-446-1630
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