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Recycling of used tungsten carbide inserts

Recycling of used tungsten carbide inserts

Recycling of used tungsten carbide inserts

(OP)
Hi All,
I work in a small machine shop and for years we have been saving our used inserts. Does anybody know if there are companies who can recycle these inserts?

cheers

Quinton.

RE: Recycling of used tungsten carbide inserts

The market varies day to day.

Emily, here, says she is paying at least $4.50 a pound.     

Try your local yellow pages first.  The cost of shipping carbide can eat into your profits.

tom


Thomas J. Walz
Carbide Processors, Inc.
www.carbideprocessor.com

RE: Recycling of used tungsten carbide inserts

Here is our current adv. for scrap

Scrap Carbide $200 a coffee can
A coffee can of scrap carbide weighs about 40# to 60#.   It costs $8.10 to ship it by flat box USPS (US Mail) and $12 if you want to send it certified.   It is worth at least $5.00 a pound now and maybe more.  That comes to about $200 to $300 for a coffee can of carbide.   

$1.50 a pound for Stellite® scrap.  

Ship Your Scrap to Us Cheaply
U.S. Post Office has Flat Rate boxes. They are $8.10 each.  You can ship as much weight as you want, anywhere you want for just $8.10.   2 sizes available-   11.875" X 3.375" X 13.625"
 (514 cu .in) and 11" X 8.5" X 5.5"
 (546 cu. in.)   You can’t track them but they are a cheap shipping method for heavy objects.  

Even grinding sludge can be worth as much as $0.90 a pound if you grind a lot of carbide


Thomas J. Walz
Carbide Processors, Inc.
www.carbideprocessors.com

RE: Recycling of used tungsten carbide inserts

sandvik also recycle the carbide inserts

RE: Recycling of used tungsten carbide inserts

We're up to at leat $5 a pound - a 2# coffee can is worth about $200

The postal service has a real deal on boxes.  I think you can send about 40# anywhere in the US for a little over $8.  

tom

Thomas J. Walz
Carbide Processors, Inc.
www.carbideprocessors.com

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