Born of Necessity
In 1983 a decision was made by Star Cutter Company to acquire the technology to manufacture tungsten carbide preforms for its own use.
The main objective was to control the metallurgical quality of the carbide and to provide deliveries on time.
H.B. Tool Company, an existing facility in Lewiston, Michigan was chosen as the site for this new technology.
In July of 1983, a short 5 months after the operation was conceived, H.B. Tool Company delivered its first carbide heads to Star Cutter Company.
In 1984, the extrusion and isopressing processes were fine-tuned into production operations.
In 1987, material grading was added, and in 1990 the company began adding grades and selling to select outside markets.
By 1994 the company's products were receiving so much recognition in the marketplace that a name change was made. The new name... H.B. Carbide Company.
Today H.B. Carbide Company is a major supplier of precision tungsten carbide preforms to customers throughout the world.
Focused on Customers
H.B. Carbide Company is recognized as a leading source of top quality tungsten carbide for cutting tools used in a variety of specialized applications.
H.B. Carbide has recently introduced its non-cutting tool grades containing coarse grain tungsten carbide and a higher amount of cobalt.
These grades are very successful in the die and wear parts industry.
With H.B. Carbide as your carbide preform source you can expect:
- 24 hour response to quotation requests.
- Short lead times - we generally ship within 7-10 working days. (provisions can be made for emergencies)
- Quality attention to your order whether for 1 or 1000 pieces.
- Efficient, courteous service from all our personnel.
- Consistent high-performance tools made from our preforms with minimal grindstock.
- Technical assistance with grade application and/or preform design.
- Blanket order options.
- Attention to your order on a personal basis.
- Constant dedication to improved quality and internal processing conditions to provide our customers with the best possible products.
- Sinter-Hip available.
- EDM blanks guaranteed against cracking.
Dedicated to Quality
Our ultimate objective is to constantly produce, on time, the best-quality carbide products in the marketplace at a competitive price
We have a special philosophy toward quality. Our technology allows documentation and analysis of process control for consistency.
We are firm believers that quality products begin with quality people, and the commitment that quality must be built into each of our products.
H.B. Carbide has received ISO-9002 certification and continues to pursue the implementation of continuous improvement processes.
Committed to Technology
H.B. Carbide Company uses only the highest quality raw materials available.
H.B. Carbide has state of the art Vacuum furnaces and Vacuum Sinter-Hipping furnaces for complete control of sintering conditions.
Our inventory of tooling for manufacturing insures the details of your preforms can be made and delivered on time.
Our state-of-the-art metallurgical laboratory equipment is operated by trained technicians to maintain and manage the consistency of individual grades.
Quality control through constant attention to details ensures our products meet your specifications through every step of manufacturing.
We can help redesign your preform to lower your manufacturing costs. Providing you a more detailed preform may lower your overall manufacturing time.
- Fluted Preforms
- Special Rod Blanks
- Special Extruded Shapes
- Round Rod
- Cold Heading Dies and Bushings
- Flat Blanks
- Gundrill Blanks
- Special Tooling