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We send a check out within 24 hours of receiving your package. We reimburse $11.00 for every USPS medium flat rate box over 40lbs. We don't send a 1099!
1. CALL for the current price.
2. WATCH the videos below!
3. PACKAGE securely, put the name and address inbox, and note the price quoted. (watch the video below!)
4. SHIP USPS flat rate (2-day delivery).
5. SAVE YOUR RECEIPT it has the tracking number.
6. GET MONEY - Check mailed within 24 hours.
Watch this video to identify which type of scrap we buy!!!
Watch this video to learn how to ship your scrap carbide!!!
We pay competitive prices and pay IMMEDIATELY upon receipt and material/weight verification.
We reimburse $11 of priority mail cost on packages over 40 pounds.
Tungsten Carbide cutting tools, introduced to metal cutting in the 1930s and 1940s have become and have remained the predominant material for metal cutting. Though it has always been possible to reclaim the tungsten it was not always a popular practice. Reclamation of carbide and scrap carbide has become more and more popular. Today approximately 40% of new material is produced from reclaimed scrap carbide. Scrap carbides in all forms are recyclable. The most popular scrap carbide is in the form used in the metalworking manufacturing process. Scrap carbide inserts and scrap carbide round tools; drills, end mills, etc provide the largest percentage of reclaimable material. Scrap carbide from the woodworking industry also provides a portion in the form of saw tips, planner knives, and molding/shaper cutters. The primary metals industry also uses carbide in the form of rolls, slitter knives, dies, and wear parts in other metal forming functions. Scrap carbide will continue to be a growing source for new carbide.
Items must be free of dirt, chips, oil, water, or any foreign material. Materials should be packaged to avoid breakout and damage to the shipping container. We suggest flat rate priority mail. We recommend the Medium Flat Rate Box O-FRB1. This will hold up to a 70-pound limit though we recommend you keep it to 50 pounds. Placing the carbide in containers (coffee can type) in the box works well. Placing the material in heavy-duty plastic bags (2 to 3 layers) also works well. Make sure the containers or bags are packaged tightly in the box and in our estimation you cannot use too much tape on the outside of the box. DO NOT USE PEANUTS!!! Remember loss of material is your responsibility, we pay for what we receive.
PUT INSIDE THE BOX:
- YOUR NAME + ADDRESS - If we can't read it we can't write you a check!
- A NOTE WITH THE PRICE WE QUOTED YOU!
IT'S A GOOD IDEA TO INSURE YOUR PACKAGES.
For larger shipments and if you have facilities to palletize and load on truck or drop at freight terminal call us, we can arrange a truck pickup. Upon receipt of material, we will verify material and weight and send payment. Generally, this will be no more than 24 hours. References provided upon request.
CARBIDE CUTTING TOOLS SC, INC
38 JORDAN DRIVE
TAYLORS, SC 29687
CALL & EMAIL:
864-244-1485 or 864-350-1110
As mentioned above tungsten carbide comes in many forms. Tungsten carbide is a sintered material. The carbide mixture, milled to a sub-micron consistency is mixed with a small amount of wax to help it hold its shape. The pressed shape is then put in sinter/hip furnace where the cobalt or nickel binder melts and cements the tungsten particles; hence the term "cemented carbide". The important factor is that the tungsten never changes its shape or size, the sintering temperatures do not affect the tungsten and therefore make it a prime target for recycling. The scrap carbide can be milled to smaller particle size and chemically the scrap carbide can be chemically processed to remove the binder and other elements and yield the tungsten.
Carbide scrap became very important in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The reasons were probably many; new applications in metalworking, mining, and wear parts were creating an ever-increasing demand. The world supply of raw tungsten was somewhat limited at the time. Scrap carbide became more and more in demand. Scrap carbide collection saw many individuals enter the market. Scrap carbide buyers come and go, we have purchased scrap carbide since 1972. We created a scrap carbide website in 2003 with the intent of giving small sellers a quick and easy way to profit from their scrap carbide quickly. Many others have jumped on the bandwagon, followed our business model and the competition is welcomed. We purchase scrap carbide from the largest corporations in the USA and from individuals with 5 pounds, we sell our scrap only to USA corporations who convert the carbide scrap here in the USA.