Ferrotungsten (FeW) is an alloy consisting of iron and tungsten. This alloy is a robust, unique metal with numerous applications. Ferrotungsten typically consists of either 75-82% or 70-75% tungsten, depending on its grade. Combining iron and tungsten creates a material with an extremely high melting point, second only to the melting point of carbon. Tungsten’s natural strength overcomes the iron’s brittleness and makes ferrotungsten a valuable part of many superalloys.
This metal’s unique properties are highly desirable for several products and uses. Adding ferrotungsten to any alloy raises the metal’s melting point, which is a useful feature for demanding applications. Ferrotungsten and tungsten-containing steel are common elements in aerospace functions and the welding industry, both of which require durable materials. Tungsten’s electrical conduction capabilities also make it valuable in the electronics industry. Companies and manufacturers often use ferrotungsten in metallic films and wiring, circuitry, electron microscopes and more.
View ASTM A144 for the comprehensive listing of ferrotungsten’s specifications.
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Ferrotungsten is manufactured around the world. If you want to make sure your materials are of the highest quality, reach out to McCreath Laboratories. We’ve been a materials testing industry leader for decades. We send our professional technicians to your location to gather a representative sample of your materials. Our team members have the tools, knowledge and experience to collect an accurate sample that ensures reliable testing. We use our mobile crushing units to partially process ferrotungsten according to ASTM and ISO standards.
We employ both instrumental and classical techniques to properly analyze your ferrotungsten samples. When you work with our specialists, you’ll get increased efficiency and better results through our adherence to rigorous industry standards. Our ferrotungsten analysis includes:
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