General Carbide|UK Introduces Mechanical Fastening Technique For Tungsten Carbide & Steel Components Used In Severe Service Valve Applications

Daventry, Northants, UK,- General Carbide|UK, a finisher and assembler of tungsten carbide used in a variety of tooling and wear applications, has developed GenFixx(TM), a mechanical fastening technique for joining tungsten carbide and steel components
to each other. GenFixx is ideal for severe service valve assemblies which are subjected to harsh, erosive and corrosive conditions. It offers superior tensile strength compared to brazing, as well as higher shear strength and fracture toughness. In addition, GenFixx allows for visual verification of a proper assembly joint by non-destructive means, unlike brazing.

"With GenFixx, manufacturers and designers no longer need to rely on the reputation
of the brazing operator," says Thomas R. Shearer, Managing Director, General Carbide|UK. "Instead, they can verify the integrity of the joint using the naked eye. That kind of evaluation cannot be done with a traditional braze joint, which requires expensive, time-consuming destructive testing."

General Carbide|UK has written a technical paper which explains the independent
laboratory results of tensile strength testing and validates the superiority of GenFixx. The research findings are available at or by contacting Mr. Shearer at

About General Carbide|UK

General Carbide|UK finishes and assembles tungsten carbide used in a variety of tooling and wear applications. The 50+ grades of tungsten carbide that the company machines for customers worldwide are ideal for corrosion-resistant components, as well as for a variety of other applications, including powder metal compaction dies, pharmaceutical dies, cold forming, stamping dies, wire and tube drawing, extrusion
pins, oil & gas flow control, and refractory brick tooling. General Carbide|UK also supplies customers throughout the UK, Europe and Asia with a variety of metal forming punches, dies, fastener tooling and wear parts for general industrial applications. General Carbide|UK was founded in 1989 and is based in Daventry, Northants, UK. The company is affiliated with General Carbide, a leading U.S. manufacturer of
tungsten carbide preforms, based near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.

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