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!

Why Recycle Scrap Tungsten?

The Importance of Tungsten Carbide Recycling

It may be a bit of a surprise to see a metal recycling company asking for a reason why it exists in the first place, but bear with us. China is currently the world’s largest tungsten consumer and producer. Since 2005, they have been increasing imports of tungsten, scrap carbide, and high speed steel while limiting tungsten production. In addition, a 2013 U.S. Geological Survey says that 61% of the world’s estimated tungsten reserves are in the communist country.

Carbide Recycling Done Right

That is where we step in. We are capable of taking this scrap metal and turning it into something functional. To find out more about what we do, visit us online: Machine Tool Recyclers.

Lesser-known Items That Can Be Recycled

Recycle Sludge

The average American is aware of the recycling done in our country – bottles, cans, newspapers, and electronic devices such as cell phones or iPods. But what about the lesser known items? There are many materials that can be given new life by being reused. Appliances are a great example, with both Goodwill and the Steel Recycling Institute as options.

Recycle Scrap Carbide

Tennis shoes are another perfect example, as Nike’s Reuse-a-Shoe program transforms old shoes into flooring for playgrounds and athletics. Last but not least is scrap carbide, including drills, endmills, inserts, taps, and router bits, which can be recycled with Machine Tool Recyclers. Not only do you help save material, but you are cut a check for your scrap carbide within 24 hours!

Recycling: It’s a Win-Win

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Carbide Recycling

In today’s day and age of recycled technology, materials, and in Hollywood, ideas, the benefits of recycling are no secret. Even Apple encourages old ipods and iphones to be turned in for rebates. However, there is one kind of recycling with which the casual consumer may not be familiar: the recycling of obsolete high-speed steel or tungsten carbide tooling. We’re talking drills, endmills, inserts, taps, router bits, and more. These scrap pieces of metal are typically taking up space or simply thrown out.

Carbide Recycle Company

We here at Machine Tool Recyclers propose another plan of action: recycle! Our site contains a helpful video to illustrate just how you pack up your scrap carbide properly if under 400 pounds. If not, never fear, we also have instructions for shipping carbide by LTL truck. We are happy to take your scrap carbide off your hands and replenish your wallets with cash.

Scrap High Speed Steel

We are prepared to relieve you of your scrap carbide as long as it is clean and free from foreign material. It’s also important to separate the scrap carbide from high speed steel, and if necessary, test for high speed steel: a process we also demonstrate: http://www.machinetoolrecyclers.com/spark-test.html