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  • Introduction to Tungsten Plates

    Tungsten plates stand as a testament to the excellent properties of this remarkable metal, offering a versatile and robust solution for a myriad of industrial applications. As one of the densest and hardest materials known to man, tungsten plates embody strength, resilience, and an ability to withstand extreme onditions.

    Standard: ASTM B760, GB/T 3975
    Purity: ≥99.95%
    Density: 19.3 g/cm3
    Melting point: 3410 ℃
    Size: Size: Custom width and length.
    Thickness range: > 4.75 mm

    AEM Metal is a professional manufacturer and exporter of custom Tungsten plates. Welcome to send us an inquiry and get a official quote.

    High Precision Tungsten Plate

    Specification: (1.0-42.0)mm x (30-450)mm x≤500mm.
    Standard: GB/T3875 ASTM B760.
    Size tolerance: ±0.025mm.
    Squareness: 0.025mm.
    Surface roughness: Ra 0.8.
    Applications: Widely used in the fields of ion implantation, sputtering, and coating.

    Properties and Characteristics of Tungsten Plates

    High Density

    Tungsten is one of the densest materials known, providing tungsten plates with exceptional mass and weight. High density makes tungsten plates valuable for applications where weight and compactness are critical factors.

    Electrical Conductivity

    While not as high as some other metals, tungsten still possesses good electrical conductivity. Tungsten plates find applications in electronics and electrical components where reliable conductivity is essential.

    Thermal Conductivity

    Tungsten exhibits excellent thermal conductivity. Tungsten platess efficiently conduct and dissipate heat, contributing to their use in high-temperature applications and heat-resistant materials.

    Tungsten is often alloyed with Copper to enhance the properties. WCu alloy's thermal conductivity is enhanced by the inclusion of copper, making it an effective material for managing heat in electronic and high-temperature environments.

    High Melting Point

    Tungsten possesses the highest melting point of all metals, exceeding 3,422 degrees Celsius (6,192 degrees Fahrenheit).

    Tungsten plates excel in high-temperature environments, making them suitable for use in furnaces, aerospace components, and other applications where extreme heat is a factor.

    Ductility and Malleability

    Tungsten exhibits low ductility and malleability in its pure form. Despite its brittleness, tungsten plates can be fabricated into various shapes through processes like rolling.

    Corrosion Resistance

    Tungsten is highly resistant to corrosion. Tungsten platess maintain their integrity in corrosive environments, contributing to their longevity and reliability in industrial applications.

    Radiation Absorption

    Tungsten is effective in absorbing and attenuating ionizing radiation. Tungsten platess are utilized in medical applications, particularly in X-ray technology, where their radiation absorption properties enhance precision in diagnostics.

    Precision Machining and Fabrication

    Tungsten plates are amenable to precision machining despite their hardness. This property enables the fabrication of intricate components and cutting tools for advanced manufacturing processes.


    Tungsten Plates in Various Industries

    Vacuum Furnace Heating Elements

    Tungsten's resistance to high temperatures and its low vapor pressure in a vacuum make pure tungsten rods suitable for use as heating elements in vacuum furnaces. These heating elements maintain their structural integrity under extreme conditions, ensuring reliable performance.


    Nuclear Industry Components

    Tungsten rods are used in various components within the nuclear industry, including radiation shields, reactor control rods, and other critical elements due to tungsten's ability to withstand high radiation levels and extreme conditions.


    Electron Beam Machining

    Tungsten rods are employed as cathodes in electron beam machining processes. The high melting point and electron emission characteristics of tungsten contribute to the precision and efficiency of this machining method.


    Aerospace Propulsion Systems

    In aerospace engineering, pure tungsten rods are used in components such as rocket nozzles and other propulsion systems. The high melting point and mechanical strength of tungsten make it well-suited for withstanding the extreme conditions associated with space travel.


    Radiation Shielding

    Tungsten rods, due to their high density, are utilized in radiation shielding applications. They are employed in medical facilities for shielding against X-rays and gamma rays, ensuring the safety of personnel and patients.


    Ion Implantation

    In semiconductor manufacturing, tungsten rods are used in ion implantation processes. The ability of tungsten to withstand high-energy ion bombardment makes it suitable for use as a target material in ion implanters.


    Chemical Composition of Tungsten Plates

    W (≥%) Chemical Content (≤ %)
    99.95 K Fe Al Mo Si As Ca Cr Mg Mn Na Ni Bi Cd
    0.0015 0.003 0.003 0.003 0.0015 0.001 0.001 0.001 0.001 0.001 0.001 0.001 0.0005 0.0005
    Cu Pb Sb Co Ti Sn                
    0.0005 0.0005 0.0005 0.0005 0.0005 0.0005                

    Manufacturing Process of Tungsten Plates

    Tungsten billets
    Hot rolling
    Cold rolling
    Tungsten Plate

    Tungsten Plates vs. Other Materials

      Pure Tungsten W-La Alloy Tungsten Rhenium Alloy
    Composition W WLa10 (0.8-1.2% La2O3), WLa15 (1.3-1.7% La2O3), WLa20 (1.8-2.2% La2O3) WRe3%, WRe5%, WRe25%, WRe26%
    Properties High melting point.
    High density.
    Enhanced ductility compared to pure tungsten.
    Improved electron emission characteristics.
    High-temperature stability.
    Improved ductility and tensile strength compared to pure tungsten.
    High-temperature strength and stability.
    Moderate electrical resistivity.
    Applications TIG welding electrodes.
    High-temperature furnace components.
    Radiation shielding.
    Electron emitters in electron microscopy.
    Cathodes in electronics.
    High-temperature applications.
    Aerospace applications (thermocouples, rocket nozzles).
    High-temperature furnace elements.
    X-ray tubes
    Costs Generally less expensive. Moderate cost. More expensive due to the addition of rhenium.


    Pure Tungsten

    Best for applications requiring the highest melting point and density.
    Ideal when brittleness is not a limiting factor.

    Tungsten-Lanthanum Alloy

    Offers improved ductility compared to pure tungsten.
    Suitable for applications requiring enhanced electron emission.

    Tungsten-Rhenium Alloy

    Provides a balance of strength, ductility, and high-temperature stability.
    Valuable in aerospace and high-temperature environments.


    The choice depends on the specific requirements of the application, considering factors such as temperature conditions, mechanical properties, and cost considerations. Each material has its advantages, and the selection should be tailored to the needs of the particular use case.

    FAQs About Tungsten Plates

    • What are tungsten plates?  

      Tungsten plates are flat, thin sheets made from tungsten metal, known for their exceptional hardness, high density, and resistance to extreme temperatures. They find applications across various industries.

    • What are the main properties of tungsten plates? 

      Tungsten plates exhibit high melting point, excellent thermal and electrical conductivity, hardness, corrosion resistance, and high density. These properties make them valuable in demanding industrial applications.

    • How are tungsten plates manufactured? 

      Tungsten plates are typically produced through processes such as compaction, sintering, cold working, and precision machining. These processes ensure the plates meet specific dimensional and performance requirements.

    • What safety considerations should be taken when handling tungsten plates? 

      While tungsten itself is not toxic, precautions should be taken when handling tungsten plates, including using appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) and following safety guidelines.

    • Are tungsten plates recyclable? 

      Yes, tungsten is a recyclable material. Tungsten scrap can be reclaimed and reused in various industrial processes.

    • How to purchase tungsten plates from AEM Metal? 

      Just send us inquiries, our team will prepare an official quote for you. If you are satisfied with our products and quotes, you can send us PO or we will send you PI for purchasing.

    • What are the payment methods?  

      Bank Wire Transfer: Direct bank transfers are a secure and widely used method. Details for wire transfers will be provided on the invoice.

      PayPal: For added flexibility, PayPal payments are often accepted. This option is ideal for those who prefer online payment gateways.

      Letter of Credit (L/C): In certain cases, we may accept payment through a letter of credit, offering a secure method for international transactions.

    • Where are tungsten plates commonly used? 

      Tungsten plates find applications in aerospace, defense, high-temperature furnaces, electronics, medical equipment, industrial machining, and more due to their unique combination of properties.

    • What are the applications of tungsten plates in high-temperature environments? 

      Tungsten plates are used in high-temperature furnaces as heating elements, thermal insulation, and structural components due to their ability to withstand extreme heat and maintain stability.

    • Can tungsten plates be used for radiation shielding? 

      Yes, tungsten plates are effective for radiation shielding and are used in applications such as X-ray machines, radiation therapy equipment, and nuclear facilities.

    • How do tungsten plates contribute to the aerospace industry? 

      Tungsten plates are used in the aerospace industry for applications such as heat shields in spacecraft, ballast for weight distribution, and as structural components in high-speed aircraft.

    • Can tungsten plates be customized for specific applications? 

      Yes, tungsten plates can be customized in terms of size, thickness, and surface treatments to meet the specific requirements of different applications across industries.

    • What are the shipping methods? 

      We use UPS or DHL or FedEx express for most of countries. Please let us know if you have their account number. We can ship the items out by using your account number. We use IPS express for Iran, Iraq and UAE.

      We will by sea or air if the weight or volume is large.


    Maintenance and Care Tips

    Tungsten plates, given their unique properties and applications, require specific maintenance and care to ensure optimal performance and longevity. Here are some maintenance and care tips for tungsten plates:

    1. Handling and Storage:

      Handle with Care: Tungsten is a hard and brittle material. Avoid dropping or subjecting tungsten plates to impact, as this can lead to chipping or breakage. Avoid Contaminants: Keep tungsten plates away from contaminants, such as oils and greases, which can affect their performance.

    2. Cleaning:

      Use Mild Cleaning Agents: When cleaning tungsten plates, use mild cleaning agents and solvents. Harsh chemicals can react with tungsten and compromise its surface integrity.

      Avoid Abrasives: Refrain from using abrasive materials for cleaning, as they can scratch or damage the surface.

    3. Temperature Considerations:

      Avoid Rapid Temperature Changes: Tungsten rods can withstand high temperatures, but rapid temperature changes, especially extreme quenching, may lead to thermal stress and potential cracking.

      Gradual Cooling: Allow tungsten plates to cool gradually after exposure to high temperatures to minimize thermal shock.

    4. Welding Applications:

      Check for Contamination: In welding applications, ensure that the tungsten electrode is free from any contamination, which can affect the quality of the weld.

      Proper Grinding Techniques: When grinding tungsten electrodes for welding, use proper techniques and equipment to maintain the correct tip geometry.

    5. Storage Conditions:

      Dry Storage: Store tungsten plates in a dry environment to prevent corrosion or oxidation.

      Avoid Humidity: If tungsten plates are exposed to high humidity, consider using moisture-absorbing materials in storage areas.

    6. Avoid Excessive Force:

      Minimize Bending: Tungsten rods are rigid but can be brittle. Avoid applying excessive force or bending, especially if the rod has a small diameter.

    7. Use in Appropriate Applications:

      Know the Limitations: Be aware of the limitations of tungsten plates. While they excel in high-temperature and high-strength applications, they may not be suitable for applications requiring high ductility.

    8. Regular Inspection:

      Check for Damage: Periodically inspect tungsten plates for any signs of damage, such as cracks or chips.

      Replace Damaged Rods: If any damage is detected, replace the tungsten rod to prevent compromising the performance of the material.

    9. Proper Machining Practices:

      Use Suitable Tools: When machining tungsten plates, use tools that are designed for hard materials to avoid excessive wear and ensure precision.

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