Vanadium Carbide Powder

We produce and stock customizable vanadium carbide (VC) powders providing extreme hardness, extreme wear resistance, and low coefficient of friction surface finish, and high corrosion resistance. 

Chemical Formula



Vanadium carbide, vanadium monocarbide


  • Wear surface (wear resistant) parts and coatings. Parts and coatings that undergo fretting, abrasion, cavitation, and particle erosion such as cutting tools, grinding tools, agricultural tools, and hardface coatings.
  • Additives. Our vanadium carbide powder is typically added to tungsten carbide to inhibit grain growth.

Fabrication Methods

  • Thermal Spray Process . Vanadium carbide powders  are blended with other materials (e.g. WC-Co, Fe, Ni, etc.) and thermal sprayed to form hardface coatings on surfaces requiring increased wear resistance.
  • Powder Metallurgical (P/M).  Vanadium carbide powders are blended with other materials (e.g. WC, TaC, TiC, MoC, etc.) and  pressed into parts through hot pressing and sintering.


  • Molar Mass: 62.95 g/mol
  • Density: 5.77 g/cm3
  • Specific Gravity: 5.77
  • Melting Point: 2810°C
  • Boiling Point: 3900°C
  • Hardness: 2660 Knoop
  • Appearance: gray powder

We will customize our powders to your specification!