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Tantalum Carbide Powder

Tantalum carbide powder is an extremely hard refractory ceramic material. The hardness of tantalum carbide is only exceeded by diamond. Tantalum carbide powder is a heavy, brown powder usually processed by sintering, and an important cermet material. Tantalum carbide powder is sometimes used as a fine-crystalline additive to tungsten carbide alloys. Tantalum carbide has the distinction of being the stoichiometric binary compound with the highest known melting point, at 4150 K (3880°C).

Synonyms: Tantalum carbide, TaC, Ta2C, tantalum carbide powder, tantalum carbide TaC, tantalum carbide Ta2C
Purity:  99.0% to 99.5%
Products: Tantalum carbide targets, Tantalum carbide tablets, pieces, and Tantalum carbide powder (100-325 mesh)

Typical Applications for tantalum carbide powder

-Tantalum carbide powder is often added to tungsten carbide/cobalt (WC/Co) powder attrition to enhance the physical properties of the sintered structure.
-Tantalum carbide powder is also used as a coating for steel molds in the injection molding of aluminum alloys. While providing a hard, wear resistant surface, tantalum carbide powder also provides a low friction surface.
-Tantalum carbide powder is also used in the production of sharp instruments with extreme mechanical resistance and hardness.
-Tantalum carbide powder is also used in tool bits for cutting tools.

Specifications for tantalum carbide powder

Item name Tantalum carbide
Molecular Weight (g/mol.) 196.990360
Density (g/cm3) via x-ray 14.53
Melting Point (°C) 3880
Boiling Point (°C) 5500
Electrical Resistivity  3030
Mohs Hardness @20°C 9 to 10
Color dark to light brown

Packaging for tantalum carbide powder: Bags and Drums

  • Packing for tantalum carbide powder
  • Packing for tantalum carbide powder



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