The Only Source You'll Ever Need

At General Carbide, we manufacture a wide range of tungsten carbide and carbide steel components, finished parts and assemblies. Pump and valve manufacturers, as well as repair shops, can use those valves, chokes, seats, plugs, cages, mud nozzles, fix cutter bit substrates, wear sleeves, stabilizer rings and valve assemblies in oil and gas drilling equipment made to perform in the harshest environments.

Our technical expertise, vertical integration and product quality enable us to help customers achieve optimal resistance to corrosion and wear caused by abrasion or impact.

We also offer R&D, applications engineering and no-obligation pilot-scale production at no obligation so you can test our products in the lab, or in the field, before committing to large orders.

When we say bring it on, we mean it. After being in business for 50 years, we have the expertise to help you keep things flowing smoothly.

Improving Productivity at the Metallurgical Level


Our applications expertise allows us to help you formulate the ideal carbide grades for your specific requirements.

Whether you need GC-010CR for excellent resistance to corrosion or erosion, or GC-425CT for high impact strength and corrosion resistance, with General Carbide you get:

  • Extended Operational Life
  • Reduced Downtime
  • Increased Productivity

From Powder to Polish,We’ve Got You Covered

The quality of our powders results in finished parts and assemblies that withstand corrosion, erosion, abrasion and impact. These superior products give you longer wear life to help you get the job done safely and efficiently, time and time again.


We can help you develop tungsten carbide tooling used in the production of oil & gas drilling components, parts and assemblies.

Grade Development

We produce more than 50 carbide grades in a wide range of binder concentrations and particle sizes, with the tightest overall material specifications.


We’re ISO-Certified to meet your quality requirements and committed to meeting the highest standards in everything we do.

About General Carbide

Setting the Standard for Excellence in Carbide Tooling

As a vertically integrated, ISO-certified manufacturer of finished tooling for a wide range of industrial wear and metal forming applications, we employ more than 200 highly-skilled professionals in our production operations. These dedicated individuals help us solve the many corrosion-, wear- and abrasion-related challenges our customers bring us repeatedly. Our technical expertise and manufacturing excellence have enabled us to build a customer base that spans the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe and Asia. General Carbide was established 50 years ago and is headquartered in Greensburg, PA, near Pittsburgh. As a woman-owned business, the company has achieved certification from the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).

At General Carbide, our vertical integration, flexibility and responsiveness to your production deadlines enable us to meet your tooling requirements.

Call 800.245.2465 to speak to one of our Technical Sales Managers or email Bill Booher, Director of Sales & Marketing to learn more about our premium grade tooling.

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General Carbide Corporation
1151 Garden Street
Greensburg, PA 15601-6417
Tel: 800.245.2465 / +1 724.836.3000
Fax: 800.547.2659 / +1 724.836.6274

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