1. Introduction. Cemented carbide is defined as composites containing high volume fractions of hard phase (WC, TiC, TaC, etc) embedded in metal binder phase ( Co, Fe, Ni),, .The perfect wetting of hard phase by the binder phase during liquid phase sintering endows the alloy excellent combination of high hardness as well as moderate strength and fracture toughness.
· Cemented tungsten carbide (WC) is commonly used for wearresistant appliions, such as cutting tools and abrasives due to its extremely high hardness. This hardness leads to postprocess machining of WC to be time and costintensive. This study examined the feasibility of additive manufacturing of cemented WC to nearnetshape in an effort to reduce postprocess machining. The .