Tungsten carbide (WC), tungsten and carbon atoms are an inorganic chemical compound containing equal parts. Colloquially, tungsten carbide is often simply called carbide. In its simplest form, this is a gray powder, but pressed and industrial machinery, tools, abrasives, and so may also be constructed for use in jewelry. Hard metal with a Young's modulus of about 550 GPa, about three times the steel is harder and more dense than steel or titanium.
|Unit||WC-Co 6%||WC-Ni 11%||WC-Ni 6%|
|Modulus of Elasticity||Gpa||600||570||610|
|Thermal Expansion||10 -6 / K||4,5||4,8||5,5|