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 tunsgten 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. Read more about our tungsten alloy oil and gas components.
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.