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Tungsten bar is fine-grained, has a uniform color and has a luster much like that of silver. Tungsten bars are used in a number of industrial applications including production of light bulb filaments, proweights and counterbalances, making special steel alloys and producing tungsten wire. Because of tungsten’s unique characteristics, it is not refined in the same way as most other metals. Read More…

Tungsten Bars Tungsten bar is produced by tungsten suppliers from the metal tungsten. Tungsten has a very high melting point of 3422 degrees Celsius, good corrosion resistance and can be added to other metals to produce extremely hard alloys. Tungsten in bar form is most often supplied as 99.99% pure tungsten, which can be brittle.
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Pompton Plains, NJ  |  800-838-1978

Our company offers a diverse selection of tungsten items. We have highly trained and competent engineers who can successfully create you a metal solution regardless of how big or small. The expertise of our staff is unmatched.

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Metal Associates $$$

Long Island City, NY  |  800-767-9494

Metalmen provides worldwide distribution of all stainless steel. With our wide range of products, we offer expert market advice and complete metalworking as a custom response supplier serving industry.

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Metalmen Sales Inc. $$$

Portola Valley, CA  |  650-851-1859

We carry a supply of metal materials which includes tungsten. Thermo Shield offers 99.95 percent pure tungsten supplies such as tungsten bar, tungsten foil & tungsten plate. Tungsten rod & wire will be available to you soon. We offer same day shipping and no minimum for our large stock of metal fasteners.

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Thermo Shield $$$

Lake Forest, CA  |  949-407-8904

At Stanford Materials, we strive to provide a versatile selection of tungsten products to meet the needs of a wide customer base. Since 1994, we have supplied our products to customers around the globe. We supply various tungsten materials, such as pure tungsten, tungsten radiation shielding, tungsten alloys, tungsten sheets, plates, and more. We offer all of our tungsten products at a high quality and at very competitive prices.

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Stanford Materials Corporation $$$

Pottstown, PA  |  800-435-4644

Titan International, Inc. is a dedicated supplier of quality products to the metal finishing industry. Through our partnering with a wide base of suppliers, Titan International is able to provide a broad metal product line. In addition to supplying high purity metals and metal powders, we will buy and/or sell your bulk scrap metal, including tungsten, tungsten carbide, nickel, and other metals.

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Titan International, Inc. $$$
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Tungsten suppliers produce tungsten bars by grinding tungsten metal ore into a fine powder. Chemical processing of the powder then forms tungsten oxide, which is heated to reduce the metal ore powder into pure tungsten powder. This pure powder is placed in a mold and hydraulically pressed into a bar form. Because the resulting bar is very fragile, the producers must then sinter the bar. Sintering further binds the metal powder in the bar, making the bar ready for shipment to manufacturers.

The chemical reactions and filtering relevant to refining and accomplishing the needed level of purity is a complicated and precise process, but generally results in high purity tungsten powder. This powder can vary in particle size and shape, depending on the intended purpose. Sometimes it remains in its powder form for use, but more often it is compressed and arranged into a solid form. This consolidation involves a series of procedures relating to high temperatures, electrical current and an atmosphere of hydrogen.

During this development, the tungsten condenses and hardens, whereupon it becomes its bar form. At this point, a tungsten bar lacks the necessary level of resilience and strength for manufacturing and must then go through further operations so that it may be rolled and drawn or flattened into its final and desired form. The subsequent processing usually involves pulling the tungsten bar through dies, rolling it through mills and administering high temperatures and electrical currents.


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