Tungsten is a refractory metal with a high melting point and a very high density. The material usually contains 90-97% tungsten and is used in ballast and balancing applications in industries such as aerospace, motorsport and defence. Click on an image below to view our material grades.
Most applications for tungsten alloys are based on its very high density where it is used to control or distribute weight in some way. Tungsten is up to 65% denser than lead and 130% denser than steel. Radiation shielding is a second, common application.
Tungsten alloys has high strength and good creep resistance however at low temperatures ductility is poor.
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