What are alloys?
Alloys are usually designed to have more desirable properties than those of their components, specifically, the high melting temperature of tungsten makes it the highly preferred choice for high temperature structural applications. Its high elastic modulus, its high density and its characteristic of shielding from radiation can be exploited at low temperatures.
The most common alloy metals that make up the tungsten alloys are nickel, iron, copper and cobalt. The choice of alloy depends on many factors. First there is the density of the alloy that the specific application needs; secondly, it is necessary to evaluate the corrosion resistance, the magnetic character and the mechanical properties.
Outils in this regard provide the following alloys:
Copper / Tungsten copper and tungsten alloys produced in sintering, have good conductivity and high resistance to high temperature and high breaking resistance, more information on the following page: OUTILS- W/Cu
Heavy Metal (Tungsten Heavy-Metal Alloys, WHAs)is a tungsten alloy with a tungsten percentage greater than 90% and is used in all applications where a particularly high density material is required.
It is the ideal solution for vibration absorption, for machining with shocks up to 15 times the diameter of the bar, more information on the following page: OUTILS - Metallo pesante
TZM alloy of molybdenum, zirconium and titanium whose characteristics on the following page: OUTILS - TZM legaTZM