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Why tungsten heavy alloy is the preferred material in the field of shielding?

Oct 31, 2019

Tungsten heavy alloy are widely used in shielding industries, because of it's excellent characters,  the

applications span many industries。

The advantages of tungsten heavy alloy's shielding :

Use not subject to NRC( Nuclear Regulatory Commission), EPA(Environmental Protection Agency ), or special OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration)regulations,

High radiation absorption (superior to lead),

Low toxicity-safer than lead or depleted uranium: simplified life cycle      , 

Easily machined into complex geometries,

Hardness, strength, and ductility make for good durability,

Good corrosion resistance.


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