About Us

Who We Are

TechMet Carbides is an independent, privately owned company that began in 1998 with the goal of providing world-class tungsten carbide technology and products to Fabricators and OEM producers throughout North America.


TechMet proudly offers a complete range of high-quality tungsten carbide products, including precision carbide rod blanks, burr blanks, indexable insert blanks, wear parts and a wide variety of specialty items. We also supply special products to meet your application requirements.

We provide local sales, service, and support to customers throughout North America, and offer advanced material inspection, testing and analytical services from our fully equipped on-site metallurgical laboratory.

TechMet’s high-quality products are matched by the service provided by our employees. Customer satisfaction is our top priority. Our Customer Service Team is knowledgeable, courteous and responsive. And our Warehouse Team takes great care in making sure your shipment is safely and securely packed and arrives on time!

When TechMet started 20+ years ago, we resided in a small, two-person office. During the following 11 years, we continually grew, progressively moving to larger facilities - first a 2,500 sq. ft. office, then 5,000 sq. ft. and 15,000 sq. ft. facilities. In 2009, we moved to our current location shown below - a 50,000 sq. ft. Office, Warehouse and Technical Center Campus located in Hickory, North Carolina.

Our growth is a tribute to our customers and the trust they’ve placed in us. Today, TechMet Carbides is the #1 Supplier of Precision Carbide Blanks in North America, with the largest inventory of carbide blanks in the world!