Boron Carbide is one of the hardest man-made materials available in commercial quantities that has a finite melting point low enough to permit its relatively easy fabrication into shapes. Some of Boron Carbide’s unique properties include: high hardness, chemical inertness, and a high neutron absorbing cross section. Washington Mills is the only manufacturer of Boron Carbide in North America.
Boron Carbide is one of the hardest man-made materials available in commercial quantities that has a finite melting point low enough to permit its relatively easy fabrication into shapes.
Applications of Boron Carbide
Boron Carbide, due to its high hardness, chemical inertness, and high neutron absorption cross section, is well suited to a variety of industrial applications including:
- Wear parts such as blasting nozzles, wire-drawing dies, powdered metal and ceramic forming dies, thread guides, and armor.
- Abrasives for lapping and ultrasonic cutting
- Nuclear applications such as reactor control rods and neutron absorbing shielding
- Anti-oxidant in carbon-bonded refractory mixes
BORON CARBIDE is graded to FEPA specifications
Typical Chemical Analysis of Boron Carbide
Following table describes the typical chemical analysis of Boron Carbide.
|TYPICAL CHEMICAL ANALYSIS
|Total B + C
Typical Physical Properties of Boron Carbide
Following table describes the typical physical properties of Boron Carbide.
|TYPICAL PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
||Blocky - Angular
||FEPA 42-GB-1984 (R1993)
Grain Sizes Available
Boron Carbide is available in the following grit sizes from Washington Mills:
6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 20, 24, 30, 36, 46, 54, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100, 120, 150, 180, and 220
Powder Sizes Available
Washington Mills can supply Boron Carbide in the following powder sizes:
240, 280, 320, 400, 500, 600, 800, and 1000
Also available in group-grades, for specific customer requests.
This information has been sourced, reviewed and adapted from materials provided by Washington Mills.
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