PROCESS OF PRODUCTION
Boron Carbide is smelted from boric acid and powdered carbon in electric furnace under high temperature. It is one of the hardest man-made materials available in commercial quantities that has a finite melting point low enough to permit its relatively easy fabrication into shapes. Some of Boron Carbide¡¯s unique properties include: high hardness, chemical inertness, and a high neutron absorbing , cross section.
Boron Carbide is well suited to a variety of industrial applications including:
Abrasives for lapping and ultrasonic cutting ,Anti-oxidant in carbon-bonded refractory mixes, Armor Nuclear applications such as reactor control rods and neutron absorbing shielding.
Wear parts such as blasting nozzles, wire-drawing dies, powdered metal and ceramic forming dies, thread guides.