Tungsten Metals and Alloys
Tungsten, also known as wolfram, is a chemical element with the symbol W and atomic number 74. It is a rare metal that is known for its high melting point, hardness, and density.
Tungsten is a steel-gray metal that is very dense and strong, and it has the highest melting point of all metals and the second-highest melting point of all elements after carbon. It is commonly used in electrical applications due to its high resistance to heat and electricity, and it is also used in the production of heavy alloys for military and industrial purposes.
Tungsten is often used in the production of filaments for incandescent light bulbs, as well as in the manufacture of electrical contacts, heating elements, and various other electrical components. It is also used in the production of tool steels, and it is a key component in the production of hard metals, such as carbides and cermet materials. Tungsten is also used in radiation shielding and is a key material for nuclear fusion research.