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Tungsten wire, filament

Advantages

Tungsten wire, filament are manufactured out of refractory metal. Its melting point is +3422°C. High heat resistance, strength, corrosion resistance to aggressive gaseous environments allow using tungsten for extra reliable products. Tungsten wire, filament have perfect mechanical properties: wearing resistance, minimal thermal coefficient of expansion, hardness at intense heating, high module of elasticity and tensile, very high creep resistance, high electrical resistivity, high heat conductivity. Unique reliability of tungsten wire at the most extreme working conditions has made it an indispensable in modern industries.

Physical properties

Description Identification
Temperature at which are obtained actual characteristics °С 20°С
Coefficient of linear thermal expansion α [1/degree] 43×10-6
Density [g/cm3] 19.3
Ultimate tensile strength kg/mm2 35
Specific heat at 20 °C [J/(kg/deg)] 0.134
Heat conductivity K [V/m*K] 300.173
Specific electric resistance R Оhm-mm2/m 0.054

Demerits

Manufacture has its ramifications. Tungsten is very rare element of lithosphere. It is very hard and insufficiently malleable in standard conditions. Difficulty of its obtaining in pure state and heavy treatment increase cost of final product. Such wire is very heavy.

Manufacture

Tungsten wire is manufactured out of powdered billets that are made in rolling forging rotary machine. There are obtained bars that can be drawn into tungsten wire of diameter 1−3 mm. Wire of smaller diameter is called filament. It can be made with additives of chrome, cobalt, carbon. At that, its strength increases 1.3 times as much. Drawn tungsten wire of WA, WP, WRN gost grades is also manufactured by powder metallurgy method. One kilogram of tungsten can be rolled into filament with length of 3.5 km. It is enough to make 20 000 of bulbs with 60V voltage. It gives a possibility to satisfy a need of electrical engineering all around the world by only two railway carriages of tungsten.

Application

Grade WM is used in X-ray equipment, radioelectronics, for manufacture of heating devices and cathodes of electrical tools that are indented to operate in vibration and impact conditions at a temperature of 2100 °C. Grade WRN is utilized for manufacture of springs, hooks, cathodes of gas-discharge and electronic tools, incoming units, mandrels and other details that do not require tungsten with special additives.

High resistance and unique luminous efficiency allow using thin tungsten filament in glowing lamps. Tungsten wire is used for luminous tools. It is manufactured according to GOST 19 671−91 out of grades WA, WP, WRN, ∅ is 19.5 µm -1.5 mm. There are also manufactured springs of electronic tools, spiral-shaped and non-spiral (looping) cathodes for electrical devices, lattices, heaters. Different filters, lattices made of tungsten wire are used in chemical industry. Such wire is applied for manufacture of surgical tools, rocket parts, airplanes, textile equipment.

Tungsten wire (GOST 18 903−73)

Grade of tungsten wire Surface condition Group Ø, µm Application
Purified Black A 10 — 1500 Spiral-shaped heaters and cathodes for electronic tools and springs for solid-state devices. Spiral of lamps
WA Black with high workability AD 50 — 1500 Cathodes and heaters, cathodes in spiral constructions with core factor of 1−2.2
WA Black with high heat resistance AE 500 — 1200 Spiral-shaped heaters and cathodes with working temperature or processing thermal temperature of more than 2000 °C.
WA Black AP 10 — 200 Non-spiral-shaped cathodes, lattices, springs, hooking heater of electronic tools.
WA Purified B 11 — 500 Hooks, bearings, spirals of glow-lamps, springs, spiral-shaped cathodes and heaters of gas-discharge and electronic devices.
  Purified and annealed G 11 — 500 Lattices, looping heaters, non-spiral cathodes. Spirals for some special glow-lamps
WA Etched T 5 — 12 Non-spiral and spiral-shaped cathodes, cathode heaters. Lattices of electronic tools
  Etched and annealed TO 5 — 12 Non-spiral and spiral-shaped cathodes, cathode heaters. Lattices of electronic tools
WM Black   11 — 1500 Tool parts, spirals of special glow lamps that operate at a temperature of not more than 2100 °C at high mechanical loads (vibrations, impacts).
WRN Black   800 — 1500 Incoming units, mandrels and other details that do not require alloyed tungsten.
WThO0.7 Black A 20 — 1500 Cathodes, loops, springs of some gas-discharge and electronic devices.
WThO1 Black   25 — 1500 Cathodes of gas-discharge and electronic devices.
WT-15 Black   150 — 1500 Cathodes of gas-discharge and electronic devices.

Tungsten wire supplier

«Auremo» tungsten wire proposes to buy mill-products for the most favorable tungsten wire price. A wide range of high-quality goods is presented in stock. They comply with GOST and International Standards of quality. Our offices located in Moscow, St. Petersburg and cities of Central Europe provide availability of products and efficiency of delivery. Tungsten wire, filament are always in stock. Tungsten wire price depends on order quantity and additional conditions of supply. If you buy tungsten wire by wholesale, you will be given special discounts.

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