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As we enter our 51st year of business, I thank our many loyal customers and suppliers who have helped us reach this milestone.

~ Mona Pappafava-Ray



We’re your “one-stop-shop” for premium ammunition tooling and firearms components. With ISO and Type 10 FFL certifications, and in-house finishing capabilities, we have the expertise to formulate the best grade for your application.

WEDM Blocks Delivered in 3-5 Days — More Grades, More Sizes, Fast Delivery


You've known us as the market leader for tungsten carbide tooling, and we're now offering more than 40 sizes of WEDM blocks for a wide range of applications. With the industry’s largest selection of grades & sizes, we quick-ship your order to help you reduce downtime.



If you’re a Tier 1 or Tier 2 supplier, take advantage of our tungsten carbide Stamping /Lamination, General Metalforming and Specialized Fastener Tooling. We ship it complete to give you extended die life, reduced downtime and increased productivity.

Tungsten Carbide Finished Tooling, Wear Parts and Specialty Components

We manufacture more than 50 grades of tungsten carbide tooling for a wide range of industrial wear and metal forming applications. In addition to making EDM blocks, we produce metallurgical powders that we shape, sinter and finish-grind into tungsten carbide parts. Our unbeatable combination of high-quality materials, metallurgical expertise, and engineering excellence make us the market leader.

For almost 50 years,
General Carbide has provided
unparalleled carbide grades,
wear parts and components.

Grade Specifications

We produce more than 50 carbide grades in a wide range of binder concentrations and particle sizes

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