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Tungsten is a non-magnetic metal with excellent heat and wear resistance. Parts 3D printed in tungsten present the rare characteristic of shielding radiation.
Tungsten is a hard pure metal that distinguishes itself for having a melting point of 3422°C, which is the highest of all metals. Besides its outstanding temperature resistance, the material is also highly resistant to wear and chemicals. Since it is non-magnetic, 3D printed parts are often used for MRIs (magnetic resonance imaging) in the medical industry.
Pure Tungsten is highly dense, hard and stiff making it ideal for extreme applications. Also for that reason, processing Tungsten for it to be 3D printed with high accuracy was not possible until not long ago.
Also, Tungsten offers a characteristic that is rarely seen in 3D printing materials. It excels at absorbing and shielding radiation, allowing 3D printed parts to be used at extreme conditions in the nuclear energy industry
✦ High temperature and chemical resitance
✦ Outstanding wear resistance
✦ Hard and stiff material
✦ Excellent radiation shielding
✧ May break when enough pressure is applied
– Medical MRIs
– Thermal applications in aerospace
– Radiation shielding in medical and nuclear energy industries
Powder Bed Laser Melting creates highly complex parts with great potential for customisation
Max. Bed Size (mm)
Max. Bed Size (in)
3422 ± 15 °C
5700 ± 200 °C
* These values are meant to give a general idea of the material. Actual values may vary according to chosen material brand, 3D print service and build condition. Please refer to the Beamler online quoting platform for actual technical data of each material brand.
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