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The word, “tungsten” denotes a substance of high density, and is derived from the Swedish language, “tung”, meaning “heavy,” and “sten”, meaning “stone.” The chemical symbol for tungsten is W, which stands for wolfram. The name came from medieval German smelters, who found that tin ores containing tungsten had a much lower yield. It was said that the tungsten devoured the tin “like a wolf”. Pure tungsten metal was first isolated by two Spanish chemists, José and Fausto de Elhuyar in 1783.
Tungsten has the highest melting point of any metal, and at temperatures over 3410°C (6170°F), also has the highest tensile strength. It has excellent corrosion resistance and is only attacked slightly by most mineral acids. Tungsten is extremely environmentally friendly.
Our Tungsten can now also be plated.
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