At General Carbide, we produce finished tooling used to manufacture assemblies and components for flow control operations and Measurement While Drilling (MWD) apparatus, including:

  • Cages
  • Chokes
  • Fixed Cutter Bit Substrates
  • Mud Nozzles
  • Plugs
  • Polycrystalline Diamond Compact (PDC) Cutters
  • Seats
  • Valve Assemblies
  • Valves
  • Wear Sleeves and Stabilizer Rings


The materials we manufacture can satisfy oil/gas wear applications that experience:

  • Erosive wear from drilling mud
  • Abrasive wear from rock formations
  • Chemical/mechanical corrosive wear
  • Impact


Our experienced applications engineering team can help you select the ideal properties for your particular application, including:

  • Grade
  • Grain Size
  • Hardness
  • Binder Type


With shaping capabilities that set the industry standard, we can maintain a stock of preforms for your exclusive use, or we can supply finish-ground components that are ground in-house. To ensure zero lates and help our customers maximize uptime, we maintain ample safety stock.


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