EPMA Launches a New Publication : Introduction to Hard Materials.  Hard metals, or cemented carbides today form the backbone of the tool manufacturing industry with diverse applications. They show a wide range for the combination of high hardness and toughness ,making them suitable for many wear applications such as machining of metallic and non-metallic materials, chipless forming (wire drawing, can tooling, forging, stamping, mill rolls, powder compacting punches and dies, high pressure dies and anvils), mining (oil well drill bits, rock drill bits), industrial nozzles (sand blasting, water jet cutting, painting, glue dispensers), industrial wear parts (dental and medical tools), paper, plastic and textile knives, guide rolls, seal rings, [...]