What is Tungsten Used For?

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Multifaceted: Tungsten Carbide

One of the densest of all elements, Tungsten is a crucial component in many facets of life. Tungsten weighs in slightly heavier than gold with a specific gravity greater than 19. In addition, it has the highest melting point of all elements, at 6192 °F and the highest tensile strength at all temperatures. The aerospace and high tech industries use Tungsten in super alloys in the turbines of rockets and jet engines. Incandescent light bulbs and most fluorescents use it as the filament. Plus, it is used in armor plate, armor piercing ammunition, and bunker buster bombs. Finally, tungsten carbide is used for studs in snow tires and to make wedding rings instead of gold.

Carbide Recycling

Now that we have established the innate value of tungsten carbide, one can understand the usefulness of recycling it. Few do it better than us, and if you have scrap tungsten carbide that you would like to see put to good use in the form of cash, you’ve come to the right place. Visit our website to learn more and discover how you could put your tungsten carbide to good use!