Grade Selector


Download our Toolbox Mobile App and discover the industry’s only Grade Selector — a proprietary tool that easily allows you to choose the best grade for your application. It also includes conversion calculators and The Designer’s Guide to Tungsten Carbide.

Oil & Gas


At General Carbide, we partner with our customers to develop new grades that yield superior wear resistance, toughness and tool life in the harshest environments. Let our technical know-how help you increase productivity.



We’re your “one-stop-shop” for premium ammunition tooling and firearms components. With ISO and Type 10 FFL certifications, and in-house finishing capabilities, we have the expertise to formulate the best grade for your application.



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Tungsten Carbide Preforms, Wear Parts and Specialty Components

General Carbide manufactures more than 50 grades of tungsten carbide for a variety of industrial wear and metal forming applications. We offer the industry’s tightest material specifications in producing everything from highly complex preforms to stress-free EDM blanks. Our unbeatable combination of high-quality materials, metallurgical expertise, and engineering excellence make us the market leader.

For more than 40 years,
General Carbide has provided
unparalleled carbide grades,
wear parts and components.

Grade Specifications

We produce more than 50 carbide grades in a wide range of binder concentrations and particle sizes

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Find the best grade for our application, quickly convert Rockwell Hardness scales, and much more!