Tungsten Carbide


A treasure of the recycling world

Tungsten carbide not only had a huge impact on the machining industry but the recycling industry too. Machinists, then and now, worship the material because it greatly outperforms stainless steel and is extremely recyclable.

Why you should save your scrap tungsten carbide

It is one of the most durable substances on earth, not to mention one of the most valuable recyclable materials, today. It is so regarded that many recycling companies only specialize in carbide tungsten, offering good money per pound of scrap. In spite of this, industry numbers claim that more than 60% of tungsten carbide scrap goes unrecycled.

The market is wide open, so recyclable your tungsten carbide! When there are leading companies like Machine Tool Recyclers, paying top dollar, it is in your best interest to salvage. Visit our website or call (630)-964-5030 for more information!



ImagesToday’s customer is no stranger to a hyper-specific business model. In fact, the consumer of today prefers a company that services small, yet noteworthy, market segments.

We’re talking about non mega-corporations. The ones without their arms in every industry. The ones that understands their strengths, maintains them, and forgets the rest.

On paper, this style of business shouldn’t work. Yet, it does. And not only does it work, but it’s immensely consistent and catching on as a business trend.

This style of business is no stranger to the recycling industry. Especially in regards to tungsten, where many operations specialize in the metal. Here’s why you should sell your scrap to a tungsten-specific company.

  • Market research – It’s easy to understand your customer when you tailor to one demographic. These recyclers have done their homework and set themselves up to cater to your needs.
  • Customer service – With limited clientele, more individual emphasis is placed on each person. Customer satisfaction is unrivaled in this industry.

When it’s time to clean up all of your scrap tungsten, send it to Machine Tool Recyclers. They’re accredited by the Better Business Bureau and more than qualified to turn your scrap into cash! Visit our website or call (630)-964-5030 for more information!

The History of Recycling


From Precious Metals to Carbide Recycling

Although it may seem that recycling is a modern concept born from the minds of 70’s activists, it is actually a practice that’s been around for thousands of years. In pre-industrial times, scrap made of bronze and other precious metals was collected in Europe and melted down for perpetual reuse. The World Wars caused resource shortages and therefore encouraged recycling. In 1973, Berkeley, California began one of the first curbside collection programs – recycling newspapers from residences. The rubber from used tires has even been utilized in recent years, as a material for football and other fields. The rubber is placed in the artificial turf and helps to cushion the impact athletes have with the ground. In today’s day and age, other things are being recycled too, including metals such as high speed metals and scrap tungsten carbide.

Machine Tool Recyclers

At Machine Tool Recyclers, recycling is our prime objective. We buy scrap tungsten carbide for recycling and hss too. Call us at 630-964-5030 or click our name to visit our website.

What is Tungsten Used For?


Multifaceted: Tungsten Carbide

One of the densest of all elements, Tungsten is a crucial component in many facets of life. Tungsten weighs in slightly heavier than gold with a specific gravity greater than 19. In addition, it has the highest melting point of all elements, at 6192 °F and the highest tensile strength at all temperatures. The aerospace and high tech industries use Tungsten in super alloys in the turbines of rockets and jet engines. Incandescent light bulbs and most fluorescents use it as the filament. Plus, it is used in armor plate, armor piercing ammunition, and bunker buster bombs. Finally, tungsten carbide is used for studs in snow tires and to make wedding rings instead of gold.

Carbide Recycling

Now that we have established the innate value of tungsten carbide, one can understand the usefulness of recycling it. Few do it better than us, and if you have scrap tungsten carbide that you would like to see put to good use in the form of cash, you’ve come to the right place. Visit our website to learn more and discover how you could put your tungsten carbide to good use!

Why Recycle Scrap Tungsten?

The Importance of Tungsten Carbide Recycling

It may be a bit of a surprise to see a metal recycling company asking for a reason why it exists in the first place, but bear with us. China is currently the world’s largest tungsten consumer and producer. Since 2005, they have been increasing imports of tungsten, scrap carbide, and high speed steel while limiting tungsten production. In addition, a 2013 U.S. Geological Survey says that 61% of the world’s estimated tungsten reserves are in the communist country.

Carbide Recycling Done Right

That is where we step in. We are capable of taking this scrap metal and turning it into something functional. To find out more about what we do, visit us online: Machine Tool Recyclers.

Lesser-known Items That Can Be Recycled

Recycle Sludge

The average American is aware of the recycling done in our country – bottles, cans, newspapers, and electronic devices such as cell phones or iPods. But what about the lesser known items? There are many materials that can be given new life by being reused. Appliances are a great example, with both Goodwill and the Steel Recycling Institute as options.

Recycle Scrap Carbide

Tennis shoes are another perfect example, as Nike’s Reuse-a-Shoe program transforms old shoes into flooring for playgrounds and athletics. Last but not least is scrap carbide, including drills, endmills, inserts, taps, and router bits, which can be recycled with Machine Tool Recyclers. Not only do you help save material, but you are cut a check for your scrap carbide within 24 hours!

Recycling: It’s a Win-Win



Carbide Recycling

In today’s day and age of recycled technology, materials, and in Hollywood, ideas, the benefits of recycling are no secret. Even Apple encourages old ipods and iphones to be turned in for rebates. However, there is one kind of recycling with which the casual consumer may not be familiar: the recycling of obsolete high-speed steel or tungsten carbide tooling. We’re talking drills, endmills, inserts, taps, router bits, and more. These scrap pieces of metal are typically taking up space or simply thrown out.

Carbide Recycle Company

We here at Machine Tool Recyclers propose another plan of action: recycle! Our site contains a helpful video to illustrate just how you pack up your scrap carbide properly if under 400 pounds. If not, never fear, we also have instructions for shipping carbide by LTL truck. We are happy to take your scrap carbide off your hands and replenish your wallets with cash.

Scrap High Speed Steel

We are prepared to relieve you of your scrap carbide as long as it is clean and free from foreign material. It’s also important to separate the scrap carbide from high speed steel, and if necessary, test for high speed steel: a process we also demonstrate: http://www.machinetoolrecyclers.com/spark-test.html