[Know Tungsten] Tungsten Used in Steel Production - II

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Tool Steels

Tool steels are used for hot and cold forming and for cutting of materials, particularly other metals, wood or polymers. This presumes that their strength and hardness must exceed that of the materials being cut or shaped. Tool steels are usually classified into four groups, including high speed steels with W content of 1.5 to 20%, hot work steels with 1.5 to 18% W, cold work steels with 0.5 to 3 wt% W and plastic mould steels, with W content of ~1%.


[Know Tungsten] Tungsten Used in Steel Production - I

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In the middle of the 19th century tungsten was introduced to technical applications, mainly in steel production. From then until the first quarter of the 20th century, its importance in this field steadily rose and steel became the biggest tungsten consumer. 


[Know Tungsten] Applications of Cemented Carbide - II

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Heavy Duty Mining and Construction

This important and large segment (in particular in terms of tonnages) includes tools for road planning, soil stabilization, asphalt reclamation, vertical and horizontal drilling (rock-, oil and gas), tunnel boring, surface mining, and others. For these applications, impact resistance, abrasion resistance and high fracture toughness are required. Commonly, such cemented carbide grades exhibit coarse WC grain (up to 20μm) and 6 to 10 wt % Co. To minimize wear on the steel holder of the cemented carbide part during application, WC-based hardfacings are used for wear protection.


[Know Tungsten] Applications of Cemented Carbide - I

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Wear Parts

Cemented carbide wear parts are used in wire and section drawing, cold and hot rolling, stone-working, working of wood and plastics, in the textile, magnetic tape and paper industries, in the food and medical industries, the glass industry, for stamping and punch drawing and a large number of structural components, including plungers, boring bars, compacting dies and punches, high pressure dies and punches, seal rings, pulverizing hammers, needles, carbide feed rolls, chuck jaws, and others.


[Know Tungsten] History of Tungsten Carbide Grain Sizes for Processing

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The history of cemented carbides is the history of a steadily widening range of available tungsten carbide grain sizes for processing. The main reason for this widening of the spectrum of WC grades is that besides those variations achieved by the cobalt content, the properties, such as hardness, toughness, strength, wear resistance, modulus of elasticity, etc can be widely varied by means of the WC grain size. The finer the cemented carbide, the harder is the material, and contraiwise.


[Know Tungsten] Producing Cemented Carbides with Powder Metallurgy

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Cemented carbides are produced by Powder Metallurgy (PM). The respective powders (WC, Co, but also other metallic carbides or carbonitrides as well as Fe and Ni) are at first ball milled or attritor milled to form a powder mix. Then, a part is formed by different shaping technologies.


[Know Tungsten] Tungsten Carbide and Cobalt

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The high solubility of tungsten carbide (WC) in the solid and liquid cobalt binder at high temperatures provides a very good wetting of WC and results in an excellent densification during liquid phase sintering and in a pore-free structure.


[Know Tungsten] High Purity Tungsten Trioxide Nanopowder

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High purity tungsten trioxide nanopowder may be used as a photocatalyst.


[Know Tungsten] High Purity Yellow Tungsten Oxide Nanopowder

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High purity yellow tungsten oxide nanopowder, also called high purity tungsten trioxide nanopowder, can be applied as a semiconductor gas sensor.


[Know Tungsten] Tungsten Trioxide Nanopowder

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Tungsten trioxide nanopowder may be applied in the field of photocatalysis. Photocatalytic technology is a technology that can effectively remove highly toxic, low concentrated and unmanageable pollutants by only using solar energy without causing bad effects.