We have time tested tungsten carbide grades, which now contain nickel or chromium for corrosion resistance. Our sub-micron grain sized grades provide corrosion resistance.
New materials like our ROCTEC® binderless tungsten carbide is used on the most abrasive, erosive, and corrosive applications where shock is not an issue.
Kennametal manufactures custom journal bearings for pulp, paper, and other industries where corrosion and wear are a problem.
Our fine-grained grades and corrosion resistant binders such as Nickel or chromium cobalt keep our bearings working longer.
The extreme hardness of Kennametal bearings minimizes wear by preventing particles from embedding themselves in the bearing surface and continuing to abrade the mating surface. With most other bearing materials, the bearing must be isolated from abrasion.