Fe - 0,3%
D50: Approx. 8um
Titanium carbide (TiC) is an extremely hard ( Mohs:9-9.5) metallic material, similar to Tungsten Carbide. It has the appearance of black powder.
It is commercially used in tool bits. It is mainly used in preparation of cements, which are frequently used to machine steel materials at high cutting speed.
The resistance to wear corrosion and oxidation of tungsten carbide-cobalt material can be increased by adding 6-30% of titanium carbide to tungsten carbide This forms a solid solution that is more and susceptible to breakage than the original material
Tool bits without tungsten content can be made of titanium carbide in nickel-cobalt matrix cermet enhancing the cutting speed precision and smoothness of the workpiece This material is sometimes called high-tech and is used as a heat shield for atmospheric reentry of spacecraft. The substance may be also polished and used in scratch-proof watches