Archive for January 13, 2018
Tungsten, as you may know, is a metal. While it wasn’t used in various industry applications until the 1930s, tungsten was first discovered in 1781. This metal only appears naturally in proximity to calcium, iron, or manganese, which makes it a very valuable metal. Tungsten is located within the Earth’s crust, and It is currently believed there are just 1.25 grams of tungsten for every 1,000 kilograms.
Each type of metal has its own inherent properties, and tungsten is an intriguing metal. In its pure form, for instance, it has the following properties:
- The highest melting point
- The highest tensile strength
- The lowest vapor pressure
It’s important to note that tungsten melts at 6,170 degrees Fahrenheit, and has a t