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carbide forging?

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Your "carbide" bits are very likely a metal matrix composite of tungsten carbide aggregate in a cobalt "cement." I very much doubt that you'll be able to forge them, but if they're free there's no harm in experimenting, is there?

I can't guarantee that it's safe, though. You might want to look into that. (Cobalt fumes?)

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I was under the impression that carbide tips were a sintered material ie powder put under extreme heat and formed by ressure into required shape. Anyone know different?

They are.

I'd like to see a cite for forge tungsten, the stuff is generally pretty impossible to work.

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