Mi-Tech Metals supplies products to a wide array of industries for use in diverse applications, including highly advanced medical diagnostic equipment and aerospace alloys. Here are just some of the industries currently benefitting from the advantages of our tungsten products:
High-density materials are used as aerospace alloys, combining mechanical strength and easy machinability. Because tungsten is so dense, it is possible to reduce the physical size of components, offering greater control of weight distribution. Aerospace alloy applications include rotor blades, propellers, inertial systems, fluid control systems, bucking bars, trim weights and prototype models. Read more about our tungsten alloy aerospace components.
High-density alloys are widely used in collimators (x-ray and radiation therapy), medical isotope production, transport and containment, and a variety of radiation shielding applications. Read more about our tungsten alloy medical components.
Tungsten alloys are used extensively in ordnance applications and large container inspection devices. They are also used in airport security in package, luggage and personal x-ray devices.
Oil and Natural Gas Wells
The radiation shielding properties of tungsten alloys protect sensitive equipment used to detect oil and natural gas deposits. High-density alloys are also used for casing material in down hole logging where casings must be heavy enough to sink through mud and strong enough to withstand intense hydrostatic pressure.
Tungsten products are widely used in the racing industry and also in the automotive industry as a whole, particularly in tooling and die cast applications.
Sports and Leisure
The finest darts, horseshoes and golf clubs all take advantage of Mi-Tech Metals’ high-density metals to achieve perfect weight and balance. High-end firearms also benefit from counterbalances made from tungsten alloys.
Skid plates made from our rugged tungsten alloys offer greater protection than traditional materials. Chassis weights (designed for balance and lowering the car’s center of gravity) made from high-density alloys take up significantly less volume than their lead counterparts.
Machining and Tooling
All over the world, Mi-Tech Metals’ high-density metals are used for boring bars, grinding quills, tool extensions and a host of other machining applications. Benefits include: reduced vibration, resistance to breakage and chipping, less down-time and ease of finishing. Read more about our Machine Shop recommendations and services.
Tungsten’s high-thermal conductivity and ability to maintain superior physical properties even at extreme temperatures make it ideal for die casting, extrusion and other high-temperature tooling applications.