A tungsten alloy, also known as a high-specific tungsten alloy, is a refractory metal consisting of W-Ni-Fe, W-Ni-Cu, and W-Ni-Cu-Fe. Tungsten alloys have high melting points and are twice as dense as steel and 50 percent higher than lead. Currently, WNiFe is a popular ingredient for high-specific tungsten alloys, such as W-Ni-Fe Alloy, which can be used to make F1 car weight and so on.
There are many types of high-specific tungsten alloy products. Different processing methods can produce different types of tungsten alloy products, such as tungsten alloy bars, tungsten alloy columns, tungsten alloy blocks, and so on. Due to the excellent properties of tungsten alloys, such as small size, high density, high strength, and high hardness, tungsten alloys can be used in many fields.
Tungsten alloy radiation shield
As medical technology changes with each passing day, more and more radiation in our life has caused new problems, among which are X-ray, gamma ray, gamma rays, ionizing rays, and so on. To protect patients and health care workers, it is necessary to use tungsten alloy shielding tanks to shield them from harmful radiation.
The density of tungsten alloy is 17.0g/cm3~18.5g/cm3, which is larger than the ordinary material. Tungsten alloys are used primarily as shielding devices in some fields, such as medicine and aviation. For example, tungsten alloys can be used as X-ray protective plates for screening x-rays and gamma rays during radiotherapy and CT examinations.
Different processing technology makes the properties of tungsten alloy products different. If there are high requirements for tensile strength and hardness of the tungsten alloy, then the tungsten alloy needs to be twisted and forged, which is called the tungsten alloy spinning and forging rod for military use. Tungsten alloys can be used in military applications such as armor piercing rounds, shotgun pellets, and blast fragments. After sintering, tungsten alloy can also be made into tungsten alloy square, tungsten alloy ball, and tungsten alloy small cylinder. Other metallic elements, such as cobalt, molybdenum, are sometimes added to the metal powder to improve its properties. If the tungsten alloy was used to make naval weaponry, it would need to be coated with chromium on its surface to avoid corrosion by sea salt.
Tungsten alloys can be used as radiators and also for oil drilling and mineral resource exploration. Because of the increasing demand for depleted uranium, tungsten alloys have similar properties to depleted uranium, so tungsten alloys are used extensively in the military field as an alternative to depleted uranium. Besides, depleted uranium can pollute the environment due to its radioactivity, while the tungsten alloy is more environmentally friendly.
The density of tungsten alloy is similar to that of gold, so tungsten alloy gold plating products can be widely used as an alternative to gold. Due to the high melting point of the tungsten alloy, it can also be used at high temperatures, such as rocket ignition tubes and rocket engines. In addition, the tungsten alloy material is made into a tungsten alloy fishing pendant. All in all, tungsten alloys are widely used in daily life due to their excellent properties.
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