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General Carbide manufactures a wide range of tungsten carbide wear parts and carbide steel assemblies and components that meet the tightest tolerances for the most challenging severe service applications.
From powder to parts, we’re your single source for wear parts, finished components and assemblies used in severe service applications.
We produce more than 50 carbide grades in a wide range of binder concentrations and particle sizes, with the tightest overall material specifications.Learn more
We’re ISO-Certified to meet your quality requirements and committed to meeting the highest standards in everything we do.
As a one-stop shop, we offer a full range of grinding, honing, EDM and value-added services to maximize the quality of our components and assemblies.Learn more
General Carbide manufactures quality components and assemblies used in a wide range of severe service applications, such as oil and gas exploration & production, including flow control and measurement while drilling (MWD) operations. Our components are also found in petrochemical manufacturing, power generation, and pulp & paper production environments. They are available in sizes up to 18" OD and 20" length.
All of our products meet the highest standards for toughness and offer superior resistance to corrosion, erosion, abrasion and impact. General Carbide components are made of tungsten carbide, so they’re ideal for withstanding corrosive wear from chemical or mechanical causes, erosive wear from friction, and abrasive wear from impact with hard objects or surfaces.
To serve a growing base of customers around the world, we manufacture a wide variety of tungsten carbide grades.
The company was established more than 45 years ago and is headquartered in Greensburg, PA, near Pittsburgh. General Carbide employs more than 200 people and has annual sales of nearly $40 million.
We manufacture a wide range of tungsten carbide components and assemblies for severe service applications in oil & gas exploration and production, petrochemical manufacturing, power generation, and pulp & paper production.
With superior engineering expertise, we make sure you’re getting high-performance severe service parts for resisting corrosion, erosion, abrasion or impact.
At General Carbide, our valves, valve assemblies, nozzles, wear sleeves, stabilizer rings, chokes, seats, plugs, cages and more meet the highest quality standards. We help to ensure that our manufacturing technology, engineering skills and products are second-to-none by having an ISO-certified quality program that gives our customers the peace-of-mind they need to know they have a dependable partner.
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At General Carbide, we offer a wide selection of grades used in severe service applications. We also partner with customers to develop new grades of tungsten carbide that are tailored to specific environments.
Our well-equipped materials lab enables us to perform extensive testing on incoming raw materials, as well as perform QC checks on each lot of powder we produce for applications in Oil & Gas, Petrochemical, Power and Pulp & Paper, and more.
Our experienced technicians ensure the accuracy of all testing we perform, and of the reports we provide customers. The expertise of our technical staff also enables us to respond quickly to customers’ requests for new grades and product failure analysis, and adapt grades to specific applications. To verify the quality of our cemented carbide, we routinely examine grain structure and create photomicrograph images that we review thoroughly before production occurs. This step helps to ensure optimal performance in the harshest severe service environments.
To ensure the highest metallurgical quality, we process all grades in sinter-HIP furnaces.
Adding value to your experience with General Carbide is our Grade Selector, which makes it easier for you to determine the best tungsten carbide material for your components.
With the ability to finish grind and assemble large valve components that can hold extremely tight tolerances, we’re a valuable partner to customers with the most challenging severe service applications.
Because quality tungsten carbide is made to function in the harshest environments, the wear parts you get from General Carbide set the standards for toughness and lifespan.
To gain a better understanding of the finishing techniques we use to manufacture severe service components and assemblies, see our Designer’s Guide to Tungsten Carbide
At General Carbide, we’ve invested in the quality systems and process needed to become ISO-certified as of July 2014. That’s because we’re committed to meeting the highest standards in everything we do. We achieve a superior level of quality by using:
Our quality policy is simple, yet powerful, and consists of:
Whether your requirements are complex or clear-cut, General Carbide has the engineering expertise, quality control and value pricing to become a preferred supplier of components and assemblies for severe service applications.