The Importance of Recycling Tungsten Carbide and Steel

by | Apr 5, 2017 | Machinery and Tools

Do you have the need for carbide end mill tools or drill bits? These tools can be very useful and offer a wide range of benefits over steel. However, nothing lasts forever and when it’s time to dispose of old tools made with tungsten carbide or high speed steel, you should consider recycling. Here are some of the benefits everyone receives from recycling.

Cash for Scrap

Did you know some tool suppliers and companies buy old steel, carbide end mill tools and other metals? They may not pay a great deal of money but you come out ahead because you eliminate disposal fees while getting cash. It’s a “win win” situation for both you and the supplier buying the carbide scrap.

Good for the Environment

If everyone recycles metals like old carbide end mill tools, aluminum and steel, less scrap material makes its way into landfills. Plus, modern industry saves a lot of energy because it is cheaper to recycle than to process raw materials. There are only so many fossil fuels available today and conservation is vital for the future of the planet.

A Valuable Asset

If you could take something worthless and turn it into a company asset, would you be interested? This is what happens when you take the time to recycle.

Don’t Forget Steel

Many people are aware of the importance of aluminum and carbide recycling but steel can also be recycled. In fact, it may be one of the most overlooked (and plentiful) metals in the fabrication and machining industry today.

It doesn’t take long to set up an effective recycling program in your shop or facility and educate everyone on its importance. Recycling may not seem like such a big deal, but it can make a huge difference if more people and companies get involved.

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