Tungsten Heavy Alloy – From Powder to Components and Assemblies

Tungsten Heavy Alloys such as Rheinmetall WSM offer a unique combination of properties like high density, high stiffness and good machining properties. This class of alloys is a cost effective way to combine these attributes for your application. Some of the Rheinmetall WSM alloys offer very high strength in combination with good ductility. We produce customized alloys and manufacture finished components and assemblies at your request.

Diverse and most modern machining centres are at your disposal in our facility at Unterlüß, Germany. Our highly qualified employees will help you to realize complicated shapes within closest tolerances. Many years of experience in machining Tungsten Heavy Alloys are available for you. Finished parts as well as assemblies are within our expertise.

Laboratories for chemical analysis, materials testing as well as SEM/EDX are ready to support product developments.

A large variety of high-end inspection tools is calibrated in our own air-conditioned calibration department and available for dimensional control.

We are ISO 9001 certified, and our quality management system satisfies highest standards.

Main features

Some properties of Tungsten Heavy Alloys:

  • high density (15.5 to 18.5 g/cc)
  • high stiffness (Young’s Modulus <= 400 GPa)
  • high strength (<= 1700 GPa)

Typical applications for Tungsten Heavy Alloys include:

  • good machining properties
  • radiation shielding/collimation (gamma and x-ray) in medical and nuclear equipment
  • balancing weights in aerospace and automotive industry
  • precision tools for machining

  • Rheinmetall Waffe Munition GmbH

    Heinrich-Ehrhardt-Straße 2
    29345 Unterluess
    Phone: +49 5827 80-02
    Fax: +49 5827 10 90