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Tungsten carbide Cobalt is used in cutting tools, having hard ceramic crystals of a few microns in size within a ductile metal matrix, use as electrodes for Electrode Discharge Machining. It is also used in production of tools for milling, drilling and pressing/punching processes, surgical instruments, product is the rotating balls used in ball point pens.
H. E. Exner.; J. Gurland. A Review Of Parameters Influencing Some Mechanical Properties Of Tungsten Carbide-Cobalt Alloys.Powder Metallurgy,1970,13(25), 13-31.
Hazard Statements: H228-H317-H334
Flammable solid. May cause an allergic skin reaction. May cause allergy or asthma symptoms or breathing difficulties if inhaled.
Precautionary Statements: P210-P240-P241-P261-P272-P280-P285-P302+P352-P304+P341-P333+P313-P342+P311-P363-P370+P378q-P501c
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking. Ground/bond container and receiving equipment. Use explosion-proof electrical/ventilating/lighting/ equipment. Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Contaminated work clothing should not be allowed out of the workplace. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. In case of inadequate ventilation wear respiratory protection. IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of soap and water. IF INHALED: If breathing is difficult, remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. If skin irritation or rash occurs: Get medical advice/attention. If experiencing respiratory symptoms: Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician. Wash contaminated clothing before reuse. In case of fire: Use CO2, dry chemical, or foam Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant