About Carbides

Carbide ion

Carbides are compounds in which the anion is one or more carbon atoms. Most metals form carbide compounds, though not all--indium and gallium, for example, do not. American Elements' manufacturing emphasizes production of metallic carbide materials including boron carbide, cobalt carbide, chromium carbide, hafnium carbide, molybdenum carbide, niobium carbide, tantalum carbide, titanium carbide, vanadium carbide, zirconium carbide, and numerous others. Metallic carbide materials are marketed under the tradename AE Carbides™.

Like diamond, a pure carbon compound, carbide compounds tend to be extremely hard, refractory and resistant to wear, corrosion and heat, making them excellent candidates for coatings for drills and other tools. They often have other valuable properties in combination with toughness, such as electrical conductivity, low thermal expansion and abrasiveness.

Some notable carbides include:

Chromium carbide: A typical example of a carbide compound that combines the refractory and hardness of carbides with some other property attributable to the cation. In this case, the anti-corrosive properties of chromium. Chromium carbide is used extensively in aerospace materials, high temperature drilling parts, welding electrodes and in other high temperature corrosive environments.

Hafnium carbide: Combining the high refractive index of both the element hafnium and of carbides generally, HfC is the most refractory simple binary compound, with a melting temperature of 3,890 ºC.

Silicon carbide: Combines the refractory and hardness of carbides with high thermal conductivity, creating a stiff low thermal expansion material.

Tungsten carbide: The most commonly used of the carbides is tungsten carbide which, when combined with one or more other transition metal carbides, produces the hardest and least costly cutting drills and tools.

Carbides Products

Aluminum Carbide Aluminum Carbide Powder Antimony Carbide
Arsenic Carbide Barium Carbide Beryllium Carbide
Bismuth Carbide Boralcan Boron Carbide
Boron Carbide Foam Boron Carbide Granule Boron Carbide Honeycomb
Boron Carbide Pieces Boron Carbide Powder Boron Carbide Rod
Boron Carbide Sheet Boron Carbide Sponge Boron Carbide Wool
Cadmium Carbide Calcium Carbide Cerium Carbide
Cesium Carbide Chromium Carbide Chromium Carbide Cr23C6
Chromium Carbide Cr7C3 Chromium Carbide Powder Cobalt Carbide
Copper Carbide Diniobium Carbide Ditungsten Carbide
Dysprosium Carbide Erbium Carbide Europium Carbide
Gadolinium Carbide Germanium Carbide Gold Carbide
Hafnium Carbide Hafnium Carbide Disc Hafnium Carbide Foam
Hafnium Carbide Granules Hafnium Carbide Honeycomb Hafnium Carbide Ingot
Hafnium Carbide Pellets Hafnium Carbide Pieces Hafnium Carbide Powder
Hafnium Carbide Rod Hafnium Carbide Sponge Hafnium Carbide Tile
Hafnium Carbide Wool Hafnium Carbonitride Holmium Carbide
Iridium Carbide Iron Carbide Iron Carbon Aluminum Alloy
Lanthanum Carbide Lanthanum Carbide Powder Lead Carbide
Lithium Carbide Lutetium Carbide Magnesium Carbide
Manganese Carbide Mn23C6 Manganese Carbide Mn3C Manganese Carbide Mn5C2
Molybdenum Carbide Mo2C Molybdenum Carbide MoC Neodymium Carbide
Nickel Carbide Niobium Carbide Powder Niobium(IV) Carbide
Osmium Carbide Palladium Carbide Platinum Carbide
Potassium Carbide Praseodymium Carbide Rhenium Carbide
Rhodium Carbide Rubidium Carbide Ruthenium Carbide
Samarium Carbide Scandium Carbide Selenium Carbide
Silicon Carbide Silicon Carbide Balls Silicon Carbide Bricks
Silicon Carbide Fiber Silicon Carbide Foam Silicon Carbide Granule
Silicon Carbide Heating Elements Silicon Carbide Honeycomb Silicon Carbide Monofilament
Silicon Carbide Powder Silicon Carbide Rod Silicon Carbide Sheet
Silicon Carbide Sponge Silicon Carbide Tube Silicon Carbide Wafer
Silicon Carbide Wool Silicon Nitride Carbide Foam Silicon Nitride Carbide Honeycomb
Silicon Nitride Carbide Sponge Silicon Nitride Carbide Wool Silicon Oxycarbide
Silver Carbide Sodium Carbide Strontium Carbide
Tantalum Carbide Foam Tantalum Carbide Granules Tantalum Carbide Honeycomb
Tantalum Carbide Powder Tantalum Carbide Sponge Tantalum Carbide Ta2C
Tantalum Carbide TaC Tantalum Carbide Wool Tantalum Hafnium Carbide
Tantalum Niobium Carbide Tellurium Carbide Terbium Carbide
Thallium Carbide Thorium Carbide Thulium Carbide
Tin Carbide Titanium Carbide Titanium Carbide Crucibles
Titanium Carbide Powder Titanium Silicocarbide Tungsten Carbide Copper Alloy
Tungsten Carbide Powder Tungsten Carbide/Cobalt Rod Tungsten Carbide/Cobalt Sheet
Tungsten Carbide/Cobalt Spheres Tungsten Carbide/Cobalt Tube Tungsten Carbide/Cobalt Wire
Tungsten Titanium Carbide Tungsten(IV) Carbide (WC) Vanadium Carbide
Vanadium Carbide Powder Ytterbium Carbide Yttrium Carbide
Zinc Carbide Zinc Carbide Foam Zirconium Boride/Silicon Carbide
Zirconium Carbide Zirconium Carbide Foam Zirconium Carbide Granules
Zirconium Carbide Honeycomb Zirconium Carbide Powder Zirconium Carbide Sponge
Zirconium Carbide Tile Zirconium Carbide Wool

American Elements manufactures multiple forms of carbide compounds including solutions, nanopowders, submicron, and -325 mesh powders, and high surface area materials with particle distribution and particle size controlled and certified. We also produce larger -40 mesh, -100 mesh, -200 mesh range sizes and <0.5 mm, 2 mm, 5 mm and other sizes of shot, granules, lump, flake and pieces. Purities include 99%, 99.9%, 99.99%, 99.999% and 99.9999% (2N, 3N, 4N, 5N and 6N).

American Elements maintains industrial scale production for all its carbide products and will execute Non-Disclosure or Confidentiality Agreements to protect customer know-how.