Tungsten Concentrate Application
Tungsten is a metal with unique properties making it an essential component in many industrial applications. Critical properties include - very high melting point, very high density, hardness close to diamond, thermally and chemically stable, excellent conductor, and environmentally benign.
The most important use is as tungsten carbide in hardmetals, used mainly for industrial drilling and cutting tools. Secondary uses are in electronics and specialist steels.
Metal with many outstanding properties –
Second strongest material after diamond
Highest melting point of all metals 3,400°C
As a result no real satisfactory substitute for key applications
Most important use is as tungsten carbide (hardmetals) in all cutting & drilling tools
Also in specialist steels, electronics, aerospace & military applications