Boron Carbide Ceramic

B4C

Boron carbide composite is a composite of boron carbide and silicon carbide which leads to an increase in strength and hardness as compared to other composite materials.

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Excellent abrasion & wear resistance

The high hardness and fine grain size of the boron carbide composite makes the material ideal for components subjected to severe abrasion and wear.

Boron Carbide Properties

Physical PropertyUnitsTypical Value
Densityg/cc2.80
Hardness(Vickers, HVO.5, 10)2650
Transverse StrengthMPa160
Grain Sizeum20
Fracture ToughnessMPa-m1/24.1
Specific HeatJ / g K0.46
Modulus of ElasticityGPa402
Thermal ConductivityW/mK40.2
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion1 x 10-6 in/in °C3.1

All properties are at room temperature (20°C) unless otherwise stated.

Boron Carbide Nozzle

Boron Carbide Nozzle

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