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Tungsten Powder
Product No NRE-8053
CAS No. 7440-33-7
Formula  W
Molecular Weight 183.84 g/mol
APS <40 um (Can be Customized)
Purity 99.9%
Density 19.25 g/cm3
Color Grey
Melting Point 3422 °C
Boiling Point 5930 °C

Tungsten (W) Powder

Tungsten powder, derived from the processing of tungsten ores, is a crucial industrial material known for its exceptional properties such as high density, high melting point, and excellent hardness. It finds numerous applications across various industries. Some of the significant applications of tungsten powder include:

Tungsten Alloys: Tungsten powder is commonly used as an alloying element with steel to enhance its properties. Tungsten-based alloys are renowned for their high strength, hardness, and resistance to wear and corrosion. They are used in the production of heavy-duty machinery, tools, and equipment where durability is crucial.

Tungsten Carbide: Tungsten powder is a key raw material for the production of tungsten carbide, which is one of the hardest materials known. Tungsten carbide is extensively used in the manufacturing of cutting tools, drills, milling and turning inserts, and other wear-resistant components in various industries such as metalworking, mining, construction, and oil and gas.

Electronics and Electrical Industry: Tungsten powder is utilized in the production of electrical contacts, filaments for incandescent bulbs, and electron emitters for electron microscopes and vacuum tubes. Due to its high melting point and excellent electrical conductivity, tungsten is preferred in these applications.

Aerospace and Defense: W powder is employed in the aerospace and defense sectors for manufacturing components that require high strength and heat resistance, such as rocket nozzles, aircraft engine parts, and kinetic energy penetrators.

Radiation Shielding: Due to its high density, tungsten powder is used in the production of radiation shielding materials for medical, industrial, and nuclear applications, providing effective protection against X-rays and gamma rays.

Cemented Carbides: W powder is a crucial component in the production of cemented carbides, which are used in the mining and construction industries for drilling and cutting tools, as well as in the manufacturing of wear-resistant components for various industrial applications.

Weight Balancing: W powder is utilized in the automotive and sports industries for weight-balancing purposes. It is added to certain parts of vehicles and sports equipment to enhance performance and stability.