In this study, the use of Cu and Ni interlayers have been investigated for functional core-rim composite part production with WC-Co 9 wt-% feedstock/steel. For this purpose, different experiments have been performed and joining condition, shear strength and microstructure of the intermediate region have been examined. It has been found that AISI 4340 insert/WC-Co have been joined and 85.8 MPa shear strength achieved, but high speed steel insert has not joined. Moreover, it has been determined that better results are obtained with Ni interlayer. Under the same conditions, when the 40 mu m Ni interlayer has been used between AISI 4340 core and WC-Co rim, shear strength has been increased approximately twice and has been 162.7 MPa.