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We stock and supply the following standard forms:
Bolt Foil Insulated Wire Lump Mesh Microfoil Nut Powder Rod
Bolt Foil Insulated Wire Lump Mesh Microfoil Nut Powder Rod
Sheet Single Crystal Sputtering Target Tube Washer Wire
Sheet Single Crystal Sputtering Target Tube Washer Wire
General Description:  

Tungsten was isolated in 1783 by J.J. and F. Ehuijar in Vergara, Sweden.

Tungsten metal is lustrous and silvery white in color, and does not occur naturally (it has an abundance of 1 ppm in the earth's crust). It is found in the ore Wolframite, a tungstate of iron and manganese, (FeMn)WO4, which is converted to the trioxide and then reduced to the metal by reduction in hydrogen (carbon cannot be used as the very stable carbide would result). Tungsten metal is relatively inert, resisting attack by oxygen, acids and alkalis, although it will react with fused, oxidising alkali media. It has the highest melting point of all metals and, when pure, it can be worked with relative ease; however, the presence of impurities renders tungsten extremely brittle and, therefore, difficult to fabricate.

The high melting point of tungsten makes it suitable for use as electric filaments (e.g. in electric light bulbs). It is also the basis of a range of alloys containing tungsten, copper and nickel which are used for radiation shielding as they provide a 50% increase in density compared to lead. Tungsten and its alloys also find uses in military applications (e.g. armour and shells), as well as counter-balance materials. Tungsten carbide powder (with possible additions of titanium and tantalum carbides) along with nickel or cobalt powders, are compressed and sintered to produce cemented carbides. These products are used in place of high speed steel to form the tip of cutting and drilling tools, or for parts which will be subjected to heavy useage.

   
 

   

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Tungsten Rod - Standard Products   Click here to display prices
W 007900Tungsten Rod,    
Diameter:1.6mm, Purity:99.95%, Condition:Centerless ground
W 007910Tungsten Rod,    
Diameter:2.0mm, Purity:99.95%, Condition:Centerless ground
W 007913Tungsten Rod,    
Diameter:3.0mm, Purity:99.95%, Condition:Centerless ground
W 007915Tungsten Rod,    
Diameter:4.0mm, Purity:99.95%, Condition:Centerless ground
 
W 007920Tungsten Rod,    
Diameter:5.0mm, Purity:99.95%, Condition:Centerless ground
W 007925Tungsten Rod,    
Diameter:6.35mm, Purity:99.95%, Condition:Centerless ground
W 007928Tungsten Rod,    
Diameter:8.0mm, Purity:99.95%, Condition:Centerless ground
W 007929Tungsten Rod,    
Diameter:9.5mm, Purity:99.95%, Condition:Centerless ground
W 007930Tungsten Rod,    
Diameter:10.0mm, Purity:99.95%, Condition:Centerless ground
 
W 007932Tungsten Rod,    
Diameter:12.0mm, Purity:99.95%, Condition:Centerless ground
W 007935Tungsten Rod,    
Diameter:16mm, Purity:99.95%, Condition:Centerless ground
W 007938Tungsten Rod,    
Diameter:19.0mm, Purity:99.95%, Condition:Centerless ground
W 007940Tungsten Rod,    
Diameter:20.0mm, Purity:99.95%, Condition:Centerless ground
W 007941Tungsten Rod,    
Diameter:20.0mm, Purity:99.95%, Condition:Centerless ground
 
W 007950Tungsten Rod,    
Diameter:25.0mm, Purity:99.95%, Condition:Centerless ground
W 007961Tungsten Rod,    
Diameter:40mm, Purity:99.95%, Condition:Centerless ground
W 007965Tungsten Rod,    
Diameter:50mm, Purity:99.95%, Condition:Centerless ground
W 007980Tungsten Rod,    
Diameter:75mm, Purity:99.95%, Condition:Centerless ground
W 007990Tungsten Rod,    
Diameter:100mm, Purity:99.95%, Condition:Centerless ground
 
Tungsten Rod - Standard Products   Click here to display prices
We stock and supply the following standard forms:
Bolt Foil Insulated Wire Lump Mesh Microfoil Nut Powder Rod
Bolt Foil Insulated Wire Lump Mesh Microfoil Nut Powder Rod
Sheet Single Crystal Sputtering Target Tube Washer Wire
Sheet Single Crystal Sputtering Target Tube Washer Wire

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