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- n. an alloy based on tungsten with cobalt or nickel as a binder; used in making metal-cutting tools
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As material for the high-pressure vessel in the range from 50,000 to 100,000 kg/cm2, Bridgman used the extremely hard tungsten carbide, or, as it is called, carboloy, which is subject to the least possible deformation.
The investigations with the highest pressures, between 400,000 and 500,000 kg/cm2, have been made with the help of carboloy pistons, the effective surface being 3 mm in diameter.