DC712001 Posted December 10, 2008 Share Posted December 10, 2008 (edited) I have a Metallurgical Question. Some Steels and Metal-Alloys include Tungsten in their composition. In producing/smelting these Steels and Alloys (with Tungsten,) how does it combine? Since Tungsten melts at 6170 Degrees f, and Iron melts at 2798 degrees f, how do they mix/combine? Does the Tungsten remain as solid particles in the solution of molten Iron? If so, is the Tungsten ground into fine particles before it is added to the melt, or is Tungsten's melting point reduced when in the presence of molten Iron as a catalyst, or do they heat the melt to 6170 degrees to get the materials to flow/combine? Of course, it's not just Tungsten. When Titanium is added, it melts at 3035 degrees f, tantalum at 5425 degrees f, etc. Many different elements are adeded to Steel, alloys, etc. Just curious. Edited December 10, 2008 by DerekC Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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