Industries We Serve

Hard Metals

Telex Metals supplies high-quality hard metals—metallic carbides—which maintain their hardness, wear resistance and other mechanical properties, even at high temperatures. Hard metals are used extensively in cutting tools of many kinds including cutters for machining and bits for oil drilling.

In the construction industry, hard metals provide long-lived wear surfaces for ground-contact machinery such as excavators, bulldozers and trenchers subjected to the abrasive effects of earth and stone.

Similarly, in the mining industry the wear resistance of hard metals helps increase the useful life of equipment such as tunnel boring machines and pumps for abrasive slurries.

In oil and gas drilling equipment, hard metal seals provide longer life and lower friction than conventional O-ring seals.

Telex Metals provides tantalum carbide (TaC) and niobium carbide (NbC), which are intermediate additives for cemented carbide cutting tools. These additives provide significant improvements to the life and performance of the cutting tool and enhance tooling performance under extreme temperature conditions.

But Telex can be more than your supplier of these metals; we’re your strategic business partner built on integrity and driven by performance. From just-in-time delivery and inventory management to ensuring the security of supply to transparent settlements and spot market/prepaid options, Telex Metals works with your business for maximum cost-efficiencies.

Telex can also toll process your secondary raw material derived from scrap metal or scrap product. Our strategic sourcing and process technology approach enables us to cost-effectively convert your scrap into fresh raw material for your manufacturing needs, controlling your supply chain costs—and meeting the lower and lower price points your customers demand. We help businesses serving a variety of markets and industries—including medical, electronics and superalloy—do just that. Our team welcomes the opportunity to do the same for you.

See how our bottom-line approach can make a difference to your business.

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