Tungsten heavy alloy with density of 17 is the most ductile and readily machinable grade in the tungsten heavy alloy family. Common application areas include counterbalancing and inertial damping weights for the aviation and aerospace industries, crankshaft and chassis weights for auto racing, bucking bars for rivet setting, and radiation shielding.
Tungsten heavy alloy with 17.5 density is commonly used to produce chatter-resistant tungsten alloy bar, grinding quills, and tool shanks as well as radiation shielding components.
Thirdly, tungsten heavy alloy with density of 18 is often applied where size is a factor in the placement of balance or ballast weights. Other applications include radiation shields and collimators of x-ray or gamma ray b.
Then, the densest of the Ni-Fe binder alloys, density of 18.5 is the preferred grade for radiation shielding in the medical imaging industry.
Employing copper as a substitute for iron in the binder phase, tungsten heavy alloy with density of 17 is nonmagnetic and ideal for radiation shielding where the shield is in close proximity to a magnetic field.