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Tungsten Rings – A Popular Wedding Jewelry

Monday, July 15th, 2013

What is tungsten carbide made from? Tungsten is a kind of metal that gets integrated with other synthetic materials to make an alloy; called tungsten carbide. By mixing the metals, this allows the material to become harder as well as more rust resistant than just having tungsten alone. The alloying process is very similar to the process in which was turned into steel. The Tungsten carbide has been used previously in mechanical as well as industrial applications for a long time. In recent years, it has got new life for the longest and lasting jewelry piece material that is known to man. The manufacturing process of the tungsten ring is described below.

Tungsten Rings is mixed into other metals like niobium, titanium, chromium and nickel. In fact the tungsten itself ever melts and combines with such other metals. When tungsten gets such a very high melting temperature, this can only then be heated highly enough for “sintering”, and adhere or bond it, to another metals. When the nickel gets within this mixture then it is referred as a “binder”, so it helps within its bonding process. Then the mechanical as well as industrial applications and almost the binders for the tungsten mixed carbide is the cobalt, when this is almost used only by reputing jewelry manufacturers so it causes the oxidation. In this reason the tungsten mixed with carbide has also been sintered for a ring gap, after that the cutting as well as shaping begins.

The Tungsten carbide has a great hardness of the material being worked likely for all other ways of metals that is used in every jewelry industry as well as cannot always be welded or soldered and bent. The main way to give the shape to a ring means to start from a rough-cut part of it, as well as begins using the heavy industrial based machining, like lathe work as well as hand polishing or creating these very pieces of tungsten jewelry. It means that every interior of this ring get made from round shape, instead of flatting traditionally the interior. Another kind of jewelry is made from flat interiors allowing the stretching and the swaging to the ring while making a new shape more easily.