After taking a drop, the tungsten carbide market is relatively quiet but seems to be stable for the most part. The supply of tungsten carbide inserts, wear parts, and rounds have been very volatile in the last month. Nickel continues to trade sideways with lower stainless steel orders and smelters ordering what they need on short terms. The demand on super alloys such as Inconel 718 solids and turnings keeps its strength, however continues to squeeze processors for margin. Tool steel demand shows no signs of slowing and M-2 solids are in high demand for remelt and powder production.
Tungsten Carbide is used in a variety of industries. From tooling for manufacturing to radiation shielding, Tungsten based alloys are key in providing certain characteristics that no other metal can provide. The element W is a bi product of mining other metals, thus making the importance of recyclin...Tungsten Carbide
Slowing stainless steel demand has been affecting all alloys from Nickel to Moly and even Titanium. The Indonesian ban on nickel ore exports has done little to bolster confidence in the market and the current doubts surrounding a long-term trade deal between the US and China will certainly not hel...Stainless and Alloys