Material Properties

Midwest Tungsten Material Offerings

Tungsten

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 known for good thermal […]

Molybdenum

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

TZM Molybdenum

TZM stands for Titanium-Zirconium-Molybdenum. It is an alloy that has higher recrystallization temperature, a higher creep strength, and higher tensile strength than pure molybdenum (Mo). […]

Tantalum

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