Study on bit body materials made of tungsten carbide and steel shot

J. L. Peng, L. C. Duan, H. Shi, S. L. Xu

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This paper introduces a new kind of diamond bit body material. The characteristics of this material are as follows: the outer bit body cast with tungsten-carbide and the inside is steel shot. So the bit body has got high wear resistance on the outside and good mechanical properties inside at the same time. The mechanical properties inside and the wear resistance outside of the bit were tested. The paper also introduces how to apply a film of mixture of glue-included tungsten-carbide on the surface of the bit mold and graphite stick. The improvements of mechanical properties inside and maintenance of wear resistance outside have made much choice to design wider and deeper junk slots. Thus the performance of bit has been improved.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Grinding and Abrasive Technology XVI
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9783037852071
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Publication series

NameKey Engineering Materials
ISSN (Print)1013-9826
ISSN (Electronic)1662-9795


  • Diamond bit body
  • Erosion resistance
  • Glue-included tungsten carbide
  • Steel shot

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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