Tungsten carbide (WC) is an inorganic chemical compound containing equal parts of tungsten and carbon atoms. Colloquially, tungsten carbide is often simply called carbide. In its most basic form, it is a fine gray powder, but it can be pressed and formed into shapes for use in industrial machinery, tools, abrasives, as well as jewelry. Tungsten carbide is approximately three times stiffer than steel, with a Young's modulus of approximately 550 GPa, and is much denser than steel or titanium. Titanium is a chemical element with the symbol Ti and atomic number 22. Sometimes called the "space age metal", it has a low density and is a strong, lustrous, corrosion-resistant transition metal with a silver color Titanium was discovered in Cornwall, United Kingdom, by William Gregor in 1791.... It is comparable with corundum (α-Al2O3 or sapphire) in hardness and can only be polished and finished with abrasives of superior hardness such as silicon carbide, cubic boron nitride and diamond amongst others, in the form of powder, wheels and compounds.
Tungsten carbide is a chemical compound containing tungsten and carbon. Tungsten carbide dies are a cheaper alternative to diamond and PCD dies and are often used for drawing wires from tough materials, such as carbon steel or stainless steel. Sometimes, carbide will leave a better finish on parts of a wire. Tungsten carbide dies have different shapes, like triangular, square, trapezium, hexagonal, octagonal, semicircle, stripped, flat, etc.