Since the traditional machining methods have reached a peak in their functionalities, the time soon came for EDM to provide an easier and convenient solution.
Surgical equipment production has been long dominated by stainless steel because of its excellent corrosion resistance.
Tungsten Carbide that is often referred as the Hard Metal (due to its
hardness compared to other metals), typically have a hardness value of 1600 Hardness Value (HV) and more, where the steel would be in the range of 160 HV.
Ever since the discovery of Tungsten Carbide, a lot of industries, including the aviation industry, has adopted the material due to its unique properties and have found numerous applications for it.