Pure tungsten is a light grey or whitish metal that is soft enough to be cut with a hacksaw and ductile enough to be drawn into wire or extruded into various shapes. If contaminated with other materials, tungsten becomes brittle and difficult to work with. Tungsten has the highest melting point of all metallic elements and is used to make filaments for incandescent light bulbs, fluorescent light bulbs and television tubes. Tungsten expands at nearly the same rate as borosilicate glass and is used to make metal to glass seals. Tungsten is also used as a target for X-ray production, as heating elements in electric furnaces and for parts of spacecraft and missiles which must withstand high temperatures. Tungsten is alloyed with steel to form tough metals that are stable at high temperatures. Tungsten-steel alloys are used to make such things as high-speed cutting tools and rocket engine nozzles.
Composition: Tungsten Lump
Common Metallic Impurities: Trace metals basis
Physical Description: Nominally 3mm diameter x 3mm length
Packaging: Packed in sealed polythene bags and supplied in securely sealed metal drums, resistant to the impregnation of water
Certificate of Analysis (COA): Available upon request