Boron Carbide (B4C) is one of the hardest man made materials available. Above 1300°C it is even harder than diamond and cubic boron nitride. It has a 4-point flexural strength of 50,000-70,000 psi and a compressive strength of 414,000 psi, depending on density. Boron Carbide also has a low thermal conductivity (29-67 W/mK) and has electrical resistivity ranging from 0.1-10 ohm-cm.
With its strength to weight ratio and low thermal conductivity, Boron Carbide is ideal for a wide variety of applications including blasting nozzles, body armor, ceramic & metal-matrix composites, aerospace applications, refractory anti-oxidant, lapping, honing stones, nuclear technology, ultrasonic machining, and many others.
Boron Carbide (0.7 Micron)
Our Boron Carbide 0.7 Micron, is ideal for a wide variety of applications including wear resistant ceramics such as rings, seals, bearings and blasting nozzles, as well as body armor, composites, aerospace applications, and more.