Tantalum Carbide ( TaC ) - Supplier Data by Goodfellow

Background

The chemical formula for Tantalum Carbide is TaC.

Tantalum Carbide has a metallic lustre, but may also be found as a dark to light brown powder. It burns in air with a bright flash and is slightly soluble in acids.

Applications

Tantalum Carbide is often added to tungsten carbide/cobalt (WC/Co) powder attritions to enhance the physical properties of the sintered structure.

Tantalum Carbide also acts as a grain growth inhibitors preventing the formation of large grains, thus producing a materials of optimal hardness.

It is also used as a coating for steel moulds in the injection moulding of aluminium alloys. While providing a hard, wear resistant surface, it also provides a low friction mould surface.

Tantalum Carbide is also used in the production of sharp instruments with extreme mechanical resistance and hardness.

Tantalum Carbide is used a a coating for steel moulds in the injection of moulding aluminium alloys. Image Credit: ShutterStock/ NAN NAN SOE

Tantalum Carbide is used a a coating for steel moulds in the injection of moulding aluminium alloys. Image Credit: ShutterStock/ NAN NAN SOE

Key Properties

The key properties of Tantalum Carbide are tabulated below.

Table 1. Key properties

Property Value
Density ( g.cm-3 ) 13.9
Melting Point ( °C ) 3880
Electrical Resistivity (µohm.cm) 3030
Hardness (Mohs) 9+

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Comments

  1. Suri Montanez Suri Montanez United States says:

    Tantalum carbides are used to increase the performance of hard metal cutting tools that are very important due to their use in growth markets such as the automobile and aerospace industries.

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