Everything You Need to Know About Tungsten

Written by Economic Development Jobs on February 12, 2018. Posted in Furnace electrode, Glass melting electrode, Tungsten crucibles

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What is Tungsten?

Tungsten is a metal that is more than twice as dense as steel. It was discovered in 1781, and only appears naturally when in combination mineral form along with calcium, iron, or manganese. Although we’ve known about tungsten for 236 years, it wasn’t till 150 years later that we found any industrial application for it, such as in replacement furnace parts or products for custom vacuum furnace use, among other things.

What are the Properties of Tungsten?

One reason that tungsten is used for replacement furnace parts is its high melting point. Of all pure metals, none is so heat resistant as tungsten, which does not melt until 6,170 degrees F. At 1,510 megapascals, it also has the highe