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Tungsten Rod Companies and Suppliers

IQS Directory implements a thorough list of tungsten rod manufacturers and suppliers. Utilize our listing to examine and sort top tungsten rod manufacturers with previews of ads and detailed descriptions of each product. Any tungsten rod company can design, engineer, and manufacture tungsten rods to meet your companies specific qualifications. An easy connection to reach tungsten rod companies through our fast request for quote form is provided on our website. The company information includes website links, company profile, locations, phone, product videos and product information. Customer reviews are available and product specific news articles. This source is right for you whether it's for a manufacturer of tungsten welding rods, tungsten rod bombs, and tungsten rod bars.

  • Pompton Plains, NJ 800-838-1978

    Our company may have started small, but we quickly grew to handle the largest aluminum orders. Our metals are made from the highest quality materials, and we pledge to offer superior service to all our customers. We don’t want customers who use us one time, we want to establish lifelong relationships with customers that last generations. Contact us for more info!

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  • Long Island City, NY 800-767-9494

    The tungsten rod items we manufacture are satisfactory for a large range of applications. These deluxe items are capable of handling the most demanding tasks. We strive to only provide our customers with the very best. We are a turnkey manufacturer that offers quick turnaround on all of our orders. Metalmen can handle every single one of your requests. Give us a call today!

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  • Torrance, CA 877-455-5362

    Leading Edge Metals & Alloys offers tungsten products to a number of industries, including aerospace, electronics, magnetic shielding, and medical. We are leading experts in our field and we go out of our way to make sure our customers receive only the very best. Our tungsten is the best fit for applications such as microprocessors, heating coils, and more. Please give one of our representatives a call today to get started!

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  • Willowbrook, IL 800-626-0226

    As an ISO 9001:2008 certified source for precision manufactured tungsten alloys, Midwest Tungsten Service is your one-stop shop for high quality refractory metallic products. Choose from shelf stock or made to order products— Midwest’s large inventory and short manufacturing lead times guarantees prompt delivery. Call today—Midwest can custom machine to your specifications.

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Tungsten Rod

Tungsten rods are long, thin profiles of tungsten or tungsten alloy that have uniform thickness and differ in diameter and length. Tungsten is one of the strongest metals that is both electrically and thermally conductive, has high temperature resistance and tensile strength and is very hard and dense.

Tungsten rods are stock tungsten shapes or forms that are usually machined or ground into parts and products. They may have differing profiles, including round, oval, square and hexagonal. Since tungsten and its alloys have a very high melting point, 3410° C, the metal is very hard to fabricate into different shapes, which limits the design complexity. The rods either come in pre-determined profiles and dimensions or are custom cut to meet a specific design. They are used in semiconductor, chemical vapor deposition and physical vapor deposition processes. Fuel cells, solar energy and thin film deposition on glass or metal substrates also use tungsten rods. The most common and useful application, however, is with arc welding as an electrically conductive electrode, which is used to transfer electric current to two separate pieces of metal to melt their edges and combine them into a single product by using the high heat generated from the electricity. The aerospace, chemical equipment and medical industries also use products made from tungsten rods.

Tungsten is a very difficult metal to fabricate and machine because of its high melting point and tensile strength. Tungsten in raw form is a fine, grey powder. To form a billet or preform, the powder is sintered. The sintering process begins with a mold in the shape of a rod which is densely packed with the powder. The mold is then placed in an industrial oven, which reaches high temperatures. As the tungsten powder becomes hotter without reaching its crystallization temperature it becomes soft and adherent. Once cooled, the tungsten is hard, dense and in the shape of a rod. It is then sold one of three ways—black, which still has a coating of lubricant and oxide, cleaned, where the coating has been removed with chemicals, or ground. Ground tungsten rods have been machined with diamond or silicon carbide tools to remove the coating and achieve a certain smoothness and diameter. Unlike other metal rods, tungsten rods cannot be drawn, only ground.



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