Tungsten alloy blocks come in regular shapes, such as squares, rectangles and other shapes. Composition of these blocks also include Nickel, Titanium and Lead.
The reason that we choose tungsten alloy as a substitution of Ni, Ti, and Al is because it has excellent electric and thermal conductivity with a high density of 16 g/cm3 to 18.5g/cm3, which is much higher than Nickel, Titanium and lead. Tungsten alloy also has good mechanical strength, a high elastic modulus, and a small coefficient of expansion.
Properties of Tungsten Alloy Blocks
Tungsten alloy is a kind of W-based matrix with the W content of 85-99%. Its density can be up to 16.5-19.0g/cm3, which makes the product an ideal raw material for counterweights. Tungsten alloy blocks can be used in racing cars, airplanes and sailboats where size plays an important role. Besides, it has excellent corrosion resistance and machinability.
Applications of Tungsten Alloy Blocks
Due to the abovementioned advantages of tungsten alloy, blocks can be manufactured for military defense, extrusion die, some counterweights, such as yacht counterweights, vehicle counterweights, airplane counterweights, helicopter counterweights, boat counterweights, tank counterweights, etc.
Extrusion die is one of the forming techniques used in material processing, consisting of forcing the work pieces through a die, thereby reducing its cross section and increasing its length. Tungsten alloy blocks are the popular material for extrusion die because of its high melting point and corrosion resistance.