Material Properties

Midwest Tungsten Material Offerings


Background Information The word tungsten means “heavy stone” in Swedish. The chemical symbol for tungsten is W which stands for […]

Heavy Alloy Tungsten

Because pure tungsten is expensive and difficult to manufacture and machine, alternative materials were sought which would maintain some of […]

Copper Tungsten Alloy

Consisting of pure tungsten (W) powder suspended in a matrix of copper (Cu), these alloys are readily machinable and known […]


Like tungsten, molybdenum is one of the refractory metals.  It does not have the density of tungsten, but still has […]

TZM Molybdenum

What does TZM stand for? TZM stands for Titanium-Zirconium-Molybdenum. . . . TZM Molybdenum TZM is an alloy that has […]


Tantalum (Ta) is a refractory metal.  Tantalum is quite soft compared to tungsten or even molybdenum.  The density and melting […]