Tungsten carbide is actually a relatively expensive material, so recycling companies are often more than happy to pay for scraps of the material to recycle. Interestingly, carbide scrap prices can often be higher than one might think, so recycling carbide makes much more sense than simply throwing it away. Amazingly, in 2012, the ferrous scrap industry was valued at $30.1 billion in the United States alone.
Tungsten carbide is estimated to be two times stiffer than steel, according to Young’s Modulus. Therefore, it is highly valuable in a number of industries, so it’s not surprising that tungsten carbide scrap prices are often quite favorable to those who want to ge