There are many pure metals, compounds, and alloys that are used for various applications in the modern world, but few have the versatility and overall strength that tungsten carbide displays. The compound is created by marrying a percentage of the metal tungsten with carbon in order to create a new material that is rust proof, scratch resistant, and 300% harder than stainless steel. Because of its attributes as well as the fact that it can easily be molded into a variety of shapes and sizes, carbide items have become a staple for businesses in many different industries.