Q: Who is responsible for manufacturing Wolfmet Tungsten Heavy Alloy?
A: Wolfmet is manufactured by M&I Materials Limited in the UK.
Q: Who is M&I Materials Limited?
A: M&I Materials Limited is a strong global business that specialises in materials for industry and science. Please see www.mimaterials.com
Q: I am interested in learning more about Wolfmet, what should I do next?
A: Please contact our expert sales team and they will endeavour to answer all your questions.
Tel: +44 (0)161 864 5454 or Email: email@example.com
Q: Can Wolfmet be ordered online?
A: No, currently Wolfmet is not available to buy online.
Q: What are the typical lead times for Wolfmet?
A: Normally approx 4-6 weeks. We always endeavour to satisfy customer requirements.
Q: How is Wolfmet tungsten alloy produced?
A: Wolfmet tungsten alloy is produced by powder metallurgy techniques. This consists of mixing tungsten powder with other powders such as nickel, copper and iron, which act as binders. Once thoroughly blended, the powder is then pressed in a die. The compacted powder is still relatively soft and it is possible to carry out some basic machining to bring the pressing closer to the required finished shape. After this the pressing is placed in a sintering furnace which converts the powder into solid metal. The alloy can then be machined by conventional techniques. Because of the extremely high melting point of tungsten (Approx. 3,300°C/5,970°F), it is not possible to produce Wolfmet heavy alloy by other metal-working methods (casting, extrusion, stamping etc.).
Q: How does Wolfmet tungsten alloy compare with other materials
- Wolfmet is non-toxic, clean to handle and structurally rigid, unlike lead
- Wolfmet is easily machinable, in contrast to pure tungsten
- Wolfmet has no known health risks and does not require licensing or special procedures for machining, as is the case with depleted uranium
Q: Is Wolfmet tungsten alloy difficult to machine?
A: We will e-mail copies of our machining recommendations on request.
Q: Is Wolfmet tungsten heavy alloy safe to handle?
A: There are no known health hazards involved in handling Wolfmet. However, normal precautions should be taken when machining heavy alloy. Our Health and Safety Data Sheet is available on request.
Q: Does Wolfmet tungsten alloy conform to industry specifications?
A: Wolfmet tungsten alloy can be manufactured in accordance with the following industry standards:
Standards which have been superseded and are covered by the above standards include:
- AMS Mil-T-21014D
- DTD 900 4606
- DTD 900 4613