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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-H334-H317
Flammable solid. May cause allergy or asthma symptoms or breathing difficulties if inhaled. May cause an allergic skin reaction.
Precautionary Statements: P210-P284-P261-P280a-P342+P311a-P501a
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking. Wear respiratory protection. Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wear protective gloves and eye/face protection. If experiencing respiratory symptoms: Call a POISON CENTER/doctor. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.