Fact sheet

1) Properties:

Properties of Tungsten Carbide

Tungsten is one of the hardest metals known to man. The Periodic Table lists the following:
Molecular Formula: WC & W2C, depending on the carbon content.
Melting Point: 3422 degrees celsius
Boiling Point: 5555 degrees celsius
Hexagonal Crystalline structure
Mohs hardness scale is 8.5 to 9.5 (diamond being 10.0). (Approximate Vickers 1200 to 1700, or Rockwell C 89+)
Tungsten is sintered in varying percentages with Colbalt and other metals, to form a Grit that is suitable for hardfacing applications in a CO2/Mig Weld

Properties of Colbalt:

Colbalt is a hard lustrous grey metal, widely used for wear resistant, high strength Alloys.
Molecular Formula: Co
Hexagonal Crystalline structure
Mohs hardness scale is 5.0 to 5.5 (Approximate Vickers 500 to 800, or Rockwell C Scale 76+)

Properties of Mig Welding Wire:

Mig Semi Automatic or Automatic Feed.
Temperature on the parent metal face varies between 1500 degrees celsius and 2300 degrees celsius.
The product defines the degree of hardness, but is usually below Mohs 4.5 (Approximate Vickers 400 to 500, Rockwell C 41 to 49)
The above facts are based on basic Mig Wire. Harder wires are available which will enhance the Tungsten Carbide application hardness properties.

2) Application:

TACA Grit Mix:

TACA Tungsten Grit is imported from Africa using a specially formulated blend to produce the hardest matrix of coating known to man. The Grit is supplied in scientifically designed Grit sizes, with varying degrees (Percentages %) of fines. Our product is strictly controlled and ensures better adhesion and higher resistance to wear and impact.

TACA Application

The TACA application uses a unique patented process that allows the Tungsten Grit to penetrate the parent material therefore allowing the matrix weld to be impervious to impact. The patented TACA Machine allows no foreign particles into the matrix weld therefore giving the weld a density of unparrallel hardness.

TACA Hardness:

TACA's tungsten coating is formulated to maximise the wear and impact resistance of the application to reap the ultimate benefits of the properties of Tungsten. TACA consistantly exceeds 60+ Rockwell C within the matrix binder. Constant Research and Development is pushing this limit higher, and the new TACA MACHINE achieves even higher percentages on the Rockwell C Scale again.

3) The Result:


The crystalline structure of pure Tungsten lends itself to being almost comparable in hardness to diamond, in mixing it with various other metals, a useable product is produced which enables the application to be applied to the base metal, and thereby increasing resistance to erosive properties whilst engaged in all abrasive workings. The purer the application the better the product functions. Any impurities encased within the Tungsten Carbide Application Matrix results in increased brittleness and loss of adheasive qualities. This results in early failure. TACA's high quality patented process reduces this to a negligible level. However, the application must be scientifically mixed within the parent material to enable it to fully carry out its designed task, thus providing a Cost Saving benefit in Downtime and Labour etc.