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The History of Carbide Sawing

Feb 08, 2017

In 1926, Krupp, a German company, developed carbide, a very hard mixture of sintered carbides of various heavy metals, especially tungsten carbide, used for cutting edges and dies. This new material revolutionized metal-removal or “chip-cutting” in manufacturing. In the 1950s, carbide was used in all machining processes except for sawing. Ref. Wikipedia, “Cemented Carbide History.” 


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